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Medicare Resource Fair at Pasadena Senior Center

A resource fair Thursday, October 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pasadena Senior Center will focus on Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 and older.

People do not have to be members of the center to attend the event.

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Health Summit Has Something for Everyone: Men, Women & Children

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the seventh Annual Health Summit will be held at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Blvd, Pasadena, CA. The event will provide FREE tests, screenings and health related information on a variety of diseases that impact our community.

FREE services will include Eye Exams, Ear Testing, HIV Testing, Mammograms, Flu Shots and BMI Index Testing. Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Dental and Kidney Disease Screenings will also be available. Lots of valuable information on all of these diseases will be provided. You can throw your medicine in a brown bag, bring it to the event and 'Ask the Pharmacist' by stopping by Premier Pharmacy or USC Pharmacy to get your questions answered on medicine interactions and other items of concern.

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Flu, Pneumonia and Shingles Clinic

Rite Aid will host a flu, pneumonia and shingles clinic Wednesday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street.

Flu vaccinations will be offered free to people with Medicare Part B or MediCal and to those with private insurance from Cigna, United Health Care and Aetna PPO.

Pneumonia vaccinations will be offered free to people with Medicare Part B. Coverage by other insurance will be determined after a short phone questionnaire.

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Thinking of Buying Your Pre-Teen a Smartphone This Holiday Season?

Make Sure You're Prepared With the Right Tools to Stay Aware
TeenSafe Empowers Parents With Knowledge They Need to Parent in Digital Age

Costa Mesa, CA - September 23, 2014 – TeenSafe, maker of the leading iPhone, iPad and Android monitoring software for parents, is reminding moms and dads planning on buying their teen a smartphone this holiday season to be prepared and empowered with the proper tools to help them keep a watchful eye on their child in this technologically advanced world.

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HHS Announces $99 Million in New Grants to Improve Mental Health Services for Young People

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $99 million to train new mental health providers, help teachers and others recognize mental health issues in youth and connect them to help, and increase access to mental health services for young people. These funds were included in the President and Vice President's Now Is the Time plan to reduce gun violence by keeping guns out of dangerous hands, increasing access to mental health services, and making schools safer.

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