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...

Although she was born and raised in Minnesota, Marcie Dean made Manhattan Beach her home in the early 1960s. Working as a stewardess for United Airlines at the time, she asked for a transfer to be close to her then boyfriend, Ed Dean, who later became...

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...

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...

Seventy-year-old Richard Lawson has the heart of a 21-year-old.

A 45-year resident of Manhattan Beach, Lawson developed congestive heart failure and ventricular fibrillation in 2016 and his heart was quickly failing. He needed a heart...

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...

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’s how you can start....

Every thursday afternoon, 73-year-old Avra Diamond (pictured above) visits her 90-year-old neighbor, Ana Marie. They started out in the summer playing games and coloring, but they have now eased into comfortable talks about the older woman’s lifetime...

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