Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach have earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute.
Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year — that’s 1 of every 20 deaths.
California State University, Long Beach library assistant Sharlene had a strong family history of smoking. Her family also had a strong history of lung cancer. A previous smoker herself, Sharlene hoped that diet and exercise would help prevent lung cancer.
Women’s bodies are constantly changing. As women mature, their bodies adjust to childbirth and then again adjust to menopause. One of the changes that may come with childbirth is pelvic organ prolapse (organ movement).
The MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Long Beach Memorial offers an innovative new treatment option for those suffering with osteoarthritis of the knee that has not yet impacted the entire knee. MAKOplasty is a robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA).
At 85-years-old, Alda Gamm thought she had overcome all of life’s challenges. Keeping busy as a regular volunteer at her local church, avid baker and exercise enthusiast, she wasn’t one to let her age slow her down. Having a long life filled with love from her family, and the occasional gardening session with her eight grandchildren, Alda was very content with life and always on top of her health.
The California Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation (CCRF) raises money each year for equipment and supplies needed for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach to improve quality care and treatment of patients. This last year, CCRF raised $40,000 to purchase seven adaptive bikes for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program, that provide strength and endurance training to patients who cannot ride bikes.
Most people are in denial about the possibility of getting any form of cancer, especially colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is an uncomfortable topic for most people to talk about, but even though people don’t talk about it, it’s a serious issue. About one-third of all people with colon cancer and cancer in the rectum die from the disease within five years of diagnosis. Colorectal cancer does deserve your attention because the more you know the better your chances are of beating it.
Nico Barilla is the type of kid that enjoys being active. His parents, Michele and Chris, instilled this in him through their own lifestyle and love of sports. At the age of 9, the stellar athlete in Nico began to shine when he made it into his region’s Little League All-Stars team. It seemed that nothing could slow him down.
At 92 years old, Bernard Kessler has a lot of “heart.” Born and raised in Brooklyn, he was never the type of man to sit back and wait for things to happen. In 1943, 19-year-old Bernard entered in the military, serving in both World War II and the Korean War before moving to California in 1952. After his military service he studied at the University of Southern California where he discovered his entrepreneurial spirit and sparked an interest in international business. For a man like Bernard, who was always on the move, it was hard to imagine that anything could stop him.