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Why do hospitals use color-coded scrubs?

Have you ever wondered if there is a rhyme or reason to the colored scrubs you see your medical caretakers wearing? Sure, it makes for a more colorful experience, but there are some good reasons that many hospitals and medical facilities are implementing standardized color-coded uniforms for staff. Patient Safety. By implementing standard color uniforms…

Ratatouille

Gluten Free Diets – Fab or Fad?

Fad diets make me crazy. The Cookie Diet, the Werewolf diet (these are really a thing), the meat covered in meat and butter diet. They all make me cringe. My approach to healthy eating is simple – eat whole foods, avoid processed, eat mostly plants. However, there is one popular food trend that I believe…

Good Hydration

Top 10 Things You Can Do TODAY to Improve Your Health

I love a good “Top Ten” list. It’s probably because I’m an impatient reader (ok, probably an impatient human in general but I’m working on it) and have been known to skip to the last chapter of a novel to see what happens. Who has time for plot development? We’re all rushed and over-busy. We…

Avalon Lions Mobile Screening

2017 Health Fair on April 27

The Southern California Lions Mobile Screening Unit pictured here is 38 feet long, 13 feet high, 8 1/2 feet wide and weighs 26,000 pounds. Doctors will offer free eye exams and hearing tests at the Casino on Thursday April 27 for CIMC’s Community Health Fair. 2017 Health Fair on April 27, Avalon Lions Club To Provide Free Eye And…

Catalina Island Medical Center

CIMC Hires New Nurse Practitioner to Start March 6

Nurse Practitioner Joseph “Joey” Mulevicz has accepted a permanent full time position in CIMC’s Medical Group Office and is available to see patients starting Monday March 6. Catalina Island Medical Center and its Medical Group Office are pleased to welcome Joseph (“Joey”) Mulevicz, as its new permanent full time Nurse Practitioner. He joins Dr Laura Ulibarri and Dr Aimee Warren as…

Dairy

Osteoporosis is Topic for March 2 Library Talk

“I’m melting, I’m melting,” says the Wicked Witch of the West when Dorothy throws water on her in the film “Wizard of Oz”. I know I feel the same way when my height is measured. Part of this is because of posture and when the vertebrae (spinal bones) are collapsing. But what about Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a…