Health and Wellness

Massage therapy session to give hands-on demo

A free community lecture on oncology massage, lymphedema awareness and how a caregiver can support with massage during or after cancer will be given from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wed., May 22 at the Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Thousand Oaks. The interactive and informative workshop will cover how oncology massage therapy can support one’s health and wellbeing. […]

Brotherly love

OUT FOR BLOOD— Ma t t Miles, an Agoura High sophomore, will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., June 8 at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. The drive will benefit Sinai Medical Center where his sister Amanda, 18, has received treatment.

Your rights and protections under Medicare

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Did you know that Medicare has an ombudsman to help you resolve complaints you may have about your healthcare? Congress created the job of Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman to assist people with inquiries, complaints, grievances, appeals and requests for information. The ombudsman also shares information with Congress, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and other organizations about what works well […]

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Documentary explores social media’s downside



While Snapchat, Facebook and other such apps have done plenty to keep friends and family connected, social media’s darker side is coming under increasing scrutiny. Oak Park Unified School District screened the IndieFlix documentary “Like” for a full house on April 11 at its performing arts center on the Oak Park High School campus. The film explores the pitfalls of […]

Neurosurgeon joins local neuroscience institute

Surgeries at Los Robles, West Hills hospitals

Board-certified neurosurgeon Ha Son Nguyen, M.D., has joined the staff of the California Institute of Neuroscience in Thousand Oaks. Nguyen will treat patients with disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems, including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, and infections and degenerative diseases of the brain and spine. He will perform his surgeries at Los Robles Regional Medical Center […]

BRIEFS

Aging well for solo seniors Senior Concerns will present a community seminar titled “Meeting the Challenge of Solo Aging” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thurs., May 9 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. A solo ager is one who is single, married without children, has adult children who live far away or does not have extended family as […]

Ride on against ALS

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will host the third annual SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS and Trail Run/Park Walk on Sat., May 4 at Dos Vientos Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The event is open to all cyclists, runners and walkers. All funds raised will support the ALS Association Golden West Chapter’s care services, public policy and research. […]


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