Health and Wellness

Cancer Support Community helps paint this town pink

Everyone wins at fundraising bingo

FOR THE LADIES—K’helah Shel Nashim/Hadassah group recently held a Bingo Saves Boobies night at DJ’s brew house in Westlake Village. The event raised more than $2,500 for breast cancer research at Hadassah hospitals in Israel. More than 96 women attended the night of bingo, prizes and socializing. Lauren Rothman and Debbie Kessler, both of Hadassah Southern California, shared their personal […]

The power of pink

Los Robles Regional Health System will present the 23rd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar: Let’s Grow Old Together with the Power of Pink from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 12 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The keynote speaker is Cristina Ferrare, talk show host and cancer survivor. She will be signing her book, “Food for […]

Painting the town yellow

The Kevin Cordasco Foundation: Something Yellow will host its second annual Sky Full of Stars event, honoring childhood cancer heroes, Sat., Oct. 12 at the Hilton Hotel/Warner Center, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills. Cocktails will be served starting at 6:30. The event and dinner will run from 7:30 to 11 p.m. The gala will include dancing, entertainment and a silent […]

Funds for mammograms

The Conejo Free Clinic’s Breast Cancer Program provides mammograms and advanced breast diagnostics free of charge to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women in Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley. Mammograms can be sponsored for $35. Patients are first seen by a free clinic physician by appointment. Funds to support the services are raised by donors through the Conejo Free […]

Mass-shooting survivor speaks at suicide prevention conference

Veterans, LGBTQ youth at increased risk

On April 16, 2007, Lisa Hamp and her classmates survived the deadliest school shooting in the history of the United States by barricading themselves inside their math classroom at Virginia Tech as a gunman turned the corridors of the university’s Norris Hall into a killing field. The shooting, which left 32 people dead, lasted for 11 minutes. At the fourth […]

You can do it, cancer group says

Women’s imaging center opens in WLV

UCLA Health has opened a Women’s Imaging Center in Westlake Village to provide residents with more convenient access to comprehensive imaging services The center at 30700 Russell Ranch Road, Ste. 110, will complement UCLA Health’s primary and specialty care services in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks. The 9,200-square-foot imaging facility has two MRIs for imaging of the breast, brain, spine, […]

A day of magic, hope

The Conejo Valley Guild of the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation will present its annual fundraising event, Magical Day of Hope Luncheon, at 10 a.m. Sat., Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. In addition to the luncheon, the event will have a boutique with new and returning vendors, opportunity baskets and […]

Lawmakers fight back against vaping

Even while the federal Center for Disease Control continues a multi-state investigation into adverse health effects, particularly pulmonary illness associated with vaping, legislators on all levels are looking to act against the devices and associated products. President Trump’s administration suggested last week it would move to remove most flavored vape products from the shelves, although the president has backed off […]

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