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Ventura County Go Red For Women Luncheon Raises Awareness About Women and Cardiovascular Disease

Ventura County Go Red For Women Luncheon Raises Awareness About Women and Cardiovascular Disease

“Life is Why” Sponsor Dignity Health Central Coast Helps Raise $236,000 to Fight Heart Disease & Stroke  WESTLAKE VILLAGE — The American Heart Association (AHA) hosted its annual Ventura County Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Four Seasons – Westlake Village with the goal of raising awareness about the risk...
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Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon Raises Awareness About Women and Cardiovascular Disease

Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon Raises Awareness About Women and Cardiovascular Disease

SANTA BARBARA — The American Heart Association (AHA) hosted its annual Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort with the goal of raising awareness about the risk of cardiovascular disease among women. The Go Red For Women Luncheon began with a Health Expo,...
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Heal Your Heart: Can a Gift Help Prevent Heart Disease?

Heal Your Heart: Can a Gift Help Prevent Heart Disease?

SANTA BARBARA — What goes into maintaining a healthy heart? Is it just the physical heart muscle and circulation that matters, or is there an active emotional component? Can the simple act of conveying your best wishes and intentions make a real difference in the health of the recipient’s heart — and even your...
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May 13 — Gold Coast Health Plan to present 6th annual Community Resource Fair in Oxnard

May 13 — Gold Coast Health Plan to present 6th annual Community Resource Fair in Oxnard

OXNARD — Gold Coast Health Plan will host their 6th Annual Community Resource Fair at Plaza Park in Oxnard. Free health screenings and resource information will be offered by various health and community agencies. Please see flyer for more information.
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April 17 — Free diabetes class to be held at South Oxnard Senior Center

April 17 — Free diabetes class to be held at South Oxnard Senior Center

FREE Spanish diabetes class A four-part Spanish diabetes class will continue Monday April 3rd from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm at South Oxnard Senior Center, 200 E. Bard Rd.   Two more classes will be on Mondays, April 10th and 17th. Learn how to manage symptoms of diabetes and pre-diabetes with nutrition, lifestyle changes, and...
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April 4 — CSUCI to be bathed in blue in honor of “Light it Up Blue” Global Autism Awareness

April 4 — CSUCI to be bathed in blue in honor of “Light it Up Blue” Global Autism Awareness

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) sophomore Samuel Capozzi doesn’t speak in the traditional sense, but his is the voice of many with autism. Capozzi, 21, will be one of the students with autism who will address the crowd at CSUCI’s 6thAnnual “Light It Up Blue” 2017, a Global Autism Awareness Event. The observance will be...
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May 5 — 6th annual 5K Walk for Mental Wellness Aims to Stomp Out Stigma

May 5 — 6th annual 5K Walk for Mental Wellness Aims to Stomp Out Stigma

SANTA BARBARA — The Mental Wellness Center will kick off Mental Health Month in May with its 6th Annual 5K Walk for Mental Wellness on Friday, May 5th at East Beach Bathhouse. All community members are invited to join the nonprofit’s efforts to change the perception of mental health by stomping out stigma at the...
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CenCal Health Thanks Primary Care Providers Across the Region

CenCal Health Thanks Primary Care Providers Across the Region

SANTA BARBARA —  CenCal Health hosted appreciation dinners across the region in December to thank the providers who work with the agency to provide medical care for low-income residents of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. More than 260 primary care and 1,300 specialists contract with CenCal Health. “We’re so grateful for our...
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March 23 — Prominent Legislative Advocate To Discuss The Future Of Mental Health Services

March 23 — Prominent Legislative Advocate To Discuss The Future Of Mental Health Services

SANTA BARBARA — Rusty Selix, JD., a mental health advocate and policy expert in California’s mental health system for nearly four decades, will be the featured speaker for the March NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Southern Santa Barbara County meeting. The presentation, titled “How will DC and Sacramento Impact Santa Barbara Mental Health...
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State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson introduces bill to create ‘California Trusts Women’ pro-choice license plate

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson introduces bill to create ‘California Trusts Women’ pro-choice license plate

SACRAMENTO – With reproductive rights and funding being threatened by the Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to create a specialized reproductive freedom license plate, with proceeds benefiting reproductive health care services in California. Senate Bill 309 would require that the Department of Motor Vehicles issue...
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Volunteers to be Honored at Wish Night 2017 Gala

Volunteers to be Honored at Wish Night 2017 Gala

CENTRAL COAST — Two volunteers will be honored by Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties at the 8th Annual Wish Night gala on March 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Westlake Village. Meredith Garofalo/KEYT News Channel 3 has been named community partner of the year for her dedicated community outreach efforts. Francisco Bracho, M.D., will receive the honor...
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San Luis Obispo Wear Red Day Luncheon Raises Awareness About Women and Cardiovascular Disease

San Luis Obispo Wear Red Day Luncheon Raises Awareness About Women and Cardiovascular Disease

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The American Heart Association (AHA) hosted its annual Wear Red Luncheon in San Luis Obispo on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the San Luis Obispo Country Club with the goal of raising awareness about the risk of cardiovascular disease among women. The Wear Red Day Luncheon began with a Meet...
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Guest commentary: SMILE! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

Guest commentary: SMILE! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

Dear Friends,   February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and United Way is proud to advocate for increased services on behalf of 100,000 children in Ventura County who qualify for Dent-Cal and do not have access to a dental home. Tooth decay affects more children in the United States than any other chronic...
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March 4 — Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Celebrates Cavity Free Children

March 4 — Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Celebrates Cavity Free Children

SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics celebrates Children’s Dental Health on Saturday, March 4, 2017 by giving special recognition to children who are cavity free. Over one-hundred cavity free children ages 3 to 12, who are patients at one of the two Neighborhood Clinics dental clinics, will gather, along with family members, at the...
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March 1 — Mental Wellness Center and SBCC Wellness Connection Bring “The Love Effect” to Santa Barbara

March 1 — Mental Wellness Center and SBCC Wellness Connection Bring “The Love Effect” to Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — The Mental Wellness Center, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Wellness Connection, and San Marcos High School Wellness Connection Club are bringing “The Love Effect” to Santa Barbara and the community is invited to join the movement. The Mental Wellness Center today announced a partnership with the SBCC Wellness Connection, the health...
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