Long Beach Memorial Offers Minimally Invasive Alternative for Those who Suffer from Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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).

A Very Unusual Birthday Became a Life-Saving Surprise for Alda

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.

California Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation Raises $40,000, Donates Adaptive Bikes for Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Pediatric Rehabilitation Patients

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.

What You Don’t Know About Colorectal Cancer Can Hurt You

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.

Pitcher “Strikes Out” Hole in His Heart

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.

Bernard Makes His Own Path Through Life and Heart Disease

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.