Expectant mothers often feel overwhelmed as due dates approach — stepping into parenthood can be an unnerving experience. Fortunately, a team of experts is ready and eager to help new moms, at no cost.
The old North Branch Library will continue to act as a shelter for the homeless, now being designated as the official winter shelter for the area.
In 2017, the LGBTQ Center Long Beach relaunched the annual AIDS Walk event to help support the nonprofit and the programs it's affiliated with.
Grief in this pandemic year has been far too common, and dealing with it gets harder during the holiday season. New Hope Grief Support Community wants to help.
Breast cancer strikes approximately one in eight women. It is the second most common cancer in American women; more than 42,000 U.S. breast cancer deaths are projected in 2020.
A 2005 sexual assault changed the life of 24-year-old Shangrila Rendon. The attack, which triggered flashbacks of her childhood sexual abuse, sent her into a downward spiral.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is hosting free community flu vaccination clinics for people without health insurance, or to those whose healthcare provider does not offer flu vaccines.
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 18, a wildfire on the other side of Los Angeles for most of the month, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic — and September is National Preparedness Month.
For the last 18 months, John Molina and his Molina, Wu, Network LCC (MWN) have been trying to open at least part of Community Hospital of Long Beach on the city's east side.
David Shavelle, M.D., has been named the new Medical Director of Adult Cardiology at MemorialCare's Heart and Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center.
The National Park Service has awarded a $2 million grant to Long Beach for the development of Phase II of Davenport Park, located at Paramount Boulevard and 55th Way, Eighth District Councilman Al Austin announced Thursday, Sept 10.
September is Hunger Action Month and Whole Foods Market officials have announced Nourishing our Neighborhoods, a food redistribution program will be partnering with Food Finders locally.
WomenShelter of Long Beach is one of only 21 organizations in the country to receive a grant from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association.
Anti-tobacco groups celebrated a win last week when California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB-793, a law banning the sale of tobacco and nicotine products in flavors other than tobacco. By Jan. 1, all stores will need to have those products off shelves.
State officials are no longer prohibiting hair salons and barbershops from operating indoors in Long Beach and Los Angeles County as a whole — but that doesn’t mean those indoor spaces can start reopening.
MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at the Long Beach MemorialCare Medical Center has appointed oncologist Dr. Nilesh Vora, M.D., as the hospital's medical director. The medical center focuses on cancer diagnosis and treatment care, serving nearly 1,800 newly diagnosed patients each year.
MemorialCare and Physical Rehabilitation Network have entered into a partnership that will operate 17 full-service physical therapy centers in the region, with 10 additional centers planned over the next two years.
FreeSpirit Yoga in Bixby Knolls, 3910 Atlantic Ave., is closing shop and inviting the public to attend a store-wide blowout sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 22. Yoga props, blankets, blocks, office supplies and furniture are some of the items up for sale.
About 40 people at Long Beach MemorialCare received pink slips Thursday, Aug. 13, as hospital administration struggle to manage expenses and still provide health care in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The LGBTQ Center Long Beach has opened an investigation into its executive director after 14 anonymous former employees wrote a letter accusing the nonprofit’s leader of creating a “traumatizing and hostile work environment” for its Black staffers and other employees of color, particularly w…
In an effort to address and move past the stigma surrounding cannabis, Long Beach nonprofit C.A.R.E. (Cannabis Awareness Research Economics) is hosting virtual conferences every first Thursday of the month. The next conference is happening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.
Nearly two months after the Long Beach City Council first approved the “framework for reconciliation” process to address racial inequalities, the city published its first report on what needs to change — and how to do it.
Earlier this month, Long Beach implemented a ban throughout the city on the sale of most flavored tobacco products. The move means electronic smoking devices like vape pens and e-cigarettes with flavor products are no longer allowed to be sold in the city.
Respiratory disorders are the leading cause of hospital admission in children, according to Thoracic.org. An article in the Pediatric Pulmonology Journal in 2014 described respiratory disease as “the major cause of mortality and morbidity” for susceptible infants and young children.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic ever reared its ugly head, there was another epidemic that was raging across the nation, infecting thousands upon thousands of older adults irrespective of their race, ethnicity or socio economic status.
Don Knabe championed the Safe Surrender Law to keep babies from being abandoned when he was a Los Angeles County supervisor; now he's helping two of the saved infants go to college.
MemorialCare's Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is now a case observation site for robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. The hospital is one of three southern California hospitals to be outfitted with the technology.
The fight against COVID-19 has significantly delayed construction of a permanent shelter and service center for homeless people, city officials said, but it still will be open before the end of summer.
There will be some changes when the Long Beach Senior Center on Fourth Street reopens post-coronavirus pandemic, and some people aren't happy about that.
On July 3, 2018, MemorialCare personnel turned out the lights at Community Hospital of Long Beach, locked the doors and gave the keys back to the city.
Demonstrators took to the streets of Long Beach again Friday, July 3, noting that a federal holiday was no time to interrupt their nationwide movement to end police brutality and racial discrimination.
Los Angeles County beaches will close for the Fourth of July weekend due to the increased cases of community spread of the coronavirus, officials said Monday, June 29.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare many societal inequalities and injustices as it has left devastation and death in its wake. Minority communities have felt its brunt to a far greater extent than many other groups.