For 75-year-old Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) member Bob Caplan, hip arthritis threatened to derail two important life goals: adventure travel and hiking with friends and family. To get back on the trail, Bob followed medical recommendations...

There may still be no cure for Alzheimer’s but, with the right advice, we can be mentally active for longer, reverse the debilitating symptoms of the disease and ultimately add more happy, healthy years to our lives. Here are our top 10 ways to get...

It’s no secret that teens are under extraordinary amounts of stress.

But what can communities do?

That was the focus of the State of Our Youth’s Health: Student Stress & Substance Use Summit hosted on May 24th by Beach Cities Health...

by Jeff Green, BCHD Community Outreach Consultant

It’s not easy being a teenager.  Never has been.

Way beyond oily skin and the first experience with heartbreak, there’s angst about tobacco, drug and alcohol use, bullying from...

South Bay native Rick Rasnick, once one of the most promising young coaches in college football, is now struggling with the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

 

When you meet Rick Rasnick, 58, the first...

A vital component of cognitive health involves nourishing your brain with the nutrients it needs to function at a high level. According to acclaimed neurologists, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai of Loma Linda University Medical Center, it's best to get...

Lonely. Ashamed. Guilty. Parents who have seen their child lose a battle to drug addiction experience a myriad of emotions. In high-achieving communities like Manhattan Beach, the norm is to hide the addiction problem out of the fear of rejection or...

MB Middle School Celebrate Bike to School Day

Waves of bicycle riders trekked to Manhattan Beach Middle School on May 9 in celebration of Bike to School Day. It is the second year that Principal Kim Linz organized this event with support from...

From volunteering as a Restaurant Ambassador for Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) to managing the choir at her church, Laura Petros certainly keeps herself busy in her retirement.

Though originally from Chicago, Laura considers herself a...

KCAL - Channel 9 interviewed Jackie Berling, BCHD Chief Wellness Officer, for BCHD's “Free Fitness Weekends,” a community health initiative that gives the public an opportunity to take free exercise classes in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and...

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