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Combining cutting-edge technology with a focus on prevention, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles puts you and your health at the heart of everything we do to help you get healthy, stay healthy, and thrive.

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Events in West Los Angeles

September 28, 2016

Farmers’ Market

October 1, 2016

Expressive Art Program

October 1, 2016

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar

West Los Angeles in The News

KP West LA Takes Part in Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K Race

Congratulations to the more than 4,000 runners and walkers who took part in the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K Race on Sept. 11! In the spirit of supporting total health and wellness, KP West LA partnered with the Conqur Endurance Group, to serve as the primary healthcare sponsor of the event – offering stretching stations, giveaways, healthy living and fitness tips, and thousands of pieces of fruits and vegetables for race participants at the Santa Monica Classic Festival which took place at the Santa Monica Pier after the race. A total of 86 KP employees and their family members from throughout Southern California ran the 5K and 10K races, and more than 20 additional physicians and employees volunteered their time to distribute reusable bags and thousands of pieces of fruit and vegetables to race participants after the event.

KP West LA Hosts Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar Oct. 1

KP West LA continues its commitment to educating teens and their parents about pregnancy consequences and prevention, birth control options, and sexually-transmitted diseases with its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar on Oct. 1. It’s a four-hour seminar that has been hosted for local teens between the ages of 13 and 16 by KP West LA, twice a year since 2002. The seminar typically has about 80 attendees, and is open to the public. “Whether or not our teens are having sex, they are being exposed to sex at a younger age though media and overall societal changes,” said Raveen Gogia, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology at KP West LA who is the physician in charge of the seminar. “I think it is really important to target larger groups of teens and provide education about contraception options and consequences of STDs."   Attendees of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar also watch an Educational Theater performance called “What Goes Around,” which focuses on STD prevention, and unwanted pregnancy. Students then get separated from their parents and are brought to another room where they can take part in a Q&A session, where they are invited to ask any questions they may have about the topics when their parents are not around. The seminar will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at KP West LA Medical Center, 6041 Cadillac Avenue in Los Angeles. The seminar will be held in the Basement Conference Room. Call (323) 857-4233 to register. The seminar is free of charge and open to the public but space is limited, so please register in advance.Click here for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminar Flyer.  

KP West LA Pilots Mobile EKG

Smart phones now have another use for a growing number of  KP West LA members with heart conditions. Instead of lying on an exam table  wearing sticky electrodes, members can check their electrical heart activity  through a small piece of hardware attached to the back of any smart phone. “This  new technology is very cutting edge and provides real-time, accurate data in a  very convenient way,” says Oliver Wang, M.D., a cardiologist at  Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center. West LA has been piloting  this technology since May. Four physicians are currently involved in the pilot,  including co-sponsor of the pilot, Jeffrey Siegel, M.D., in Internal Medicine. More than 20 patients have already benefited from the  technology and the goal is to treat a total of 100 patients as part of the  pilot. “It really enhances the efficiency of care for patients, reducing the  need to send patients for traditional EKG readings, which is a big time saver  for patients,” Wang says. While Wang says it’s similar to other popular wearable  technologies, “this one does a much better job at bridging the divide between  the end user and providing medically actionable information.” Click here to read the full story.

Prevention & wellness

Prevention is about staying healthy, and preventing or delaying disease. Wellness is living your best life. Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles is here to help you stay healthy and live your best life. There are many things you can do to take an active role in your prevention plan to stay healthy and thrive through all stages of life.