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Mon - Fri

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Health Updates

Recent medical tips and research to promote healthful living and
minimize illness promoting a higher quality of life

Sick Boy

Outwit the Flu or Cold

View the Natural Flu and Cold Remedies Slideshow

The flu is hitting the nation harder than it did at this time last year, but it could be peaking in some parts of the country, the CDC said today. CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, said Americans who haven’t yet been vaccinated against the flu should do so.

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Boosting Your Immune System

Boosting Your Immune SystemThis time of year is prime for anyone to get a cold and or flu. Following are some tips to boost your immunity and foods that will help you get a head start on jumpstarting your immune system. They’ll help you stay well in the first place.

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Rosie O’Donnell Reveals The Warning Signs of a Heart Attack For Women

Women Heart AttackWomen don’t experience the classic Hollywood heart attack and often, like Rosie O’Donnell, dismiss their symptoms as nothing. Learn the five warning signs all women should know. Plus, why the cost of not calling 911 is often your life.

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Dietary Guidelines

Dietary guidelines, established in part by the U.S.D.A., suggest balance, moderation and variety, a sensible recipe for sound nutrition. Wishing you good health.

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Credit: Blue Shield of California’s Health Care Services Team

Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

Heart Healthy EatingDr. Dwight Lundell talks about how to prevent heart disease. We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong.

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Nutrition and Physical Activity

Proper nutrition is extremely important for an active lifestyle. A nutritious diet requires a variety of food types, such as proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. We put together a basic guide to help give your eating plan a healthy boost.

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Community Activities Marina Del Rey, Play Del Rey, Westchester

Urgent Care Playa Vista Medical Center prides itself in participating in various community activities such as the annual LAX/Coastal Chamberfest, Westchester Stars and Stripes Annual Parade and Picnic, Annual William O’Neil and Company Wellness Fair, Villa Marina Block Party, Otis College Student Wellness Fair, Jet to Jetty Fun Run, providing Clinic Tours to various schools in the area, and presentations by Dr. Kent Shoji, President and CEO, to various community groups.

Please contact Susan Karpiel at 562-883-0629 or via email susankarpiel@verizon.net for any inquiries on participation in an upcoming community activity.


Picture of a Community Event that Playa Vista Medical Center was apart of!

New Easier CPR – A MUST WATCH!


This new technique is NOT like the older, assisted mouth-to-mouth breathing/chest pumping method that had been previously recommended … It’s much easier to perform and a better method of CPR. It is preferred by the doctors who invented the procedure at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and recommended FOR EVERYBODY!!!

After checking for a pulse, this new technique is teaching us to do 100 compressions per hour with or without 2 quick breaths. If the patient is a family or loved one, they encourage breathing for then twice during the minute, it’s been found that better outcomes occur with continued blood circulation with CPR, as the body can withstand hypoxia better than no circulation.

This short video illustrates the best demonstration and gives the simplest explanation of exactly what to do if someone near you collapses and is presumably having a heart attack.
You could very well save the life of a friend or loved one or perhaps someone you share this video with might save your life!

Watch here

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15 Ways To Be Happy

15 Ways to be HappySmile for a Good First Impression

First impressions occur within the first three seconds of meeting someone. To feel your best when making your own first impressions, be sure to smile, whether you feel happy or not. It’s free and it’s fast.

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A Happy Healthy Winter

A Happy Healthy WinterThe cold, short days of winter bring us inside for comfort food, blazing fires, and winter treats like hot spiced cider. Being active during colder months is important, but may pose some challenges. We show how eating healthily and staying active can yield a different kind of comfort, the warm glow of good health.

Staying active during winter with all the holiday preparations, exercise is likely to be at the bottom of an already long to-do list. But there are several different ways to stay active without sacrificing the holiday celebrations.

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Cardiac Arrest & Their Symptoms

cardiac.arrestWe have all walked by the Red Cross sign in air- ports indicating where a heart machine is located. Do you know what is in them and how to use it? I did not. Try this video and see what you think. If you pick the wrong choice – the man dies –choose wisely. You may save a life. I just watched this video and was impressed so I’m sending it to those on my mailing list with the hope that it’ll save lives (maybe mine, yours or someone you love)!

http://www.heartrescuenow.com/

Why Do You Take Vitamins

VitaminsDo you find it’s a good alternative to consuming 5 pounds of broccoli each day? Or did your mother insist you take a spoonful of cod liver oil before eating dessert? Whatever your reason, vitamins are an important addition to daily nutritional support.

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Getting and Staying Active

Being fit doesn’t require athletic abilities. A brisk walk several times a week is a great place to start. Here we define fitness, discuss its benefits, and show you how you can start to become more active.

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