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Joint Commission recognizes LAMC as Top Performer

The Los Alamitos Medical Center announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Los Alamitos ...
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The risk for diabetes is high: Learn how to reduce it early

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. Of that population, one in four people don’t know they have it. At higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes are the 86 million Americans who have pre-diabetes. Educating yourself n...
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LAMC honored by Leapfrog for patient safety

Los Alamitos Medical Center was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled u...
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Drug and alcohol abuse treatment works in Orange County

A new report from the Orange County Health Care Agency found that adult clients of the County’s drug and alcohol treatment programs experienced significant reduction in drug use, improved health, and social functioning; incre...
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New inpatient addiction treatment center launched by Community Hospital Long Beach

Community Hospital Long Beach launched its new Addiction Medicine Program, which offers inpatient treatment in a 10-bed unit for people who are struggling with addiction to a substance – such as alcohol, prescription drugs, m...
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Counting carbon over Pasadena

In September 2014, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its annual assessment of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere, noting that levels had reached a record high. According to the WMO, the concentration of...
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Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon to close streets

The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon runs in conjunction with Disneyland® Resort’s Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, which is the latest addition to the list of runDisney events. The half marathon wil...
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CHP offers Age Well, Drive Smart classes to aid old drivers stay safe

Concerned about your driving limitations as you get older? Have friends or family members expressed concerns about your driving? It is important to turn those concerns into action and take the proper steps in ensuring you remai...
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Prepare far ahead for long-term care costs

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month – a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better ...
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Special topics and screenings at the Cypress Senior Center for November 2014

The following programs will be offered at the Cypress Senior Center, which is located at 9031 Grindlay Street, just south of Lincoln Avenue and about a mile west of Valley View Street in Cypress. You need not be a Cypress resid...
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Garden Grove offers free seasonal flu shots and health screenings

Staying healthy during flu season is getting easier at Garden Grove’s H. Louis Lake Senior Center. Free seasonal flu shots along with free health screenings and health care information are being offered on Thursday, November ...
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CHP looks to lower teen driving deaths with revamped Start Smart program

Collisions remain the number one killer of American teenagers, killing almost as many drivers as passengers, and killing more kids than homicide or suicide. The same holds true in California. Saving teen lives through education...
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60th annual Surf City 10 won by locals, raises funds for Project Self Sufficiency

A field of more than 4,100 runners participated in the 60th annual “Surf City 10 Mile, 10K and 5K” along Huntington Beach on Sunday morning. Active lifestyle and running enthusiasts from 21 states took part in California’...
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LBPD offers Halloween safety tips, warns of pot-laced candy

The Long Beach Police Department would like to warn parents about marijuana laced candy, and encourage the community to practice safety tips to ensure a fun and safe Halloween. Can you identify which candies pictured in this ph...
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