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Got Drugs? KP West LA Hosts Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26

Clean out those cluttered medicine cabinets and bring your expired, unwanted, or unused mediations to Kaiser Permanente West LA on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the “National Drug Take-Back Day.” This day provides the local community with a free and convenient way to safely and easily dispose of unwanted medicines without having to get out of your car. The service is free, easy, and anonymous. A pharmacist will also be available for consultation.

This event is open to the public. Feel free to share this flyer with your family members, friends and neighbors.

 

KP West LA Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
KP West LA Medical Center, 24-Hour Pharmacy Turnaround
6041 Cadillac Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034

 

Free Thrive Gift with Mammogram Screenings During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From now to October 31st, 2019 women who complete their mammogram screenings will receive a free thrive gift at their appointment! Mammogram screenings are available at the West LA Medical Center, Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw, Culver Marina, Inglewood, and South Los Angeles Medical Offices.

Walk-ins to radiology are welcome or an appointment can be scheduled by calling
323-857-2273.

Click here for a flyer to display in your department.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is Here

Domestic Violence Awareness and Intimate Partner Violence month is an opportunity for communities around the world to raise awareness of violence. Join Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles as we honor and raise awareness at our upcoming exhibit booths.

What: Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month Exhibit Booths

Where and When: Medical Office Building (MOB) Main Lobbies

• Inglewood MOB - 9/30 through 10/4/19

• South Los Angeles MOB - 9/30 through 10/4/19

• Wateridge MOB - 10/08 through 10/11/19

• Baldwin Hills Crenshaw - 10/08 through 10/11/19

• Culver Marina MOB - 10/22 through 10/28/19

• Playa Vista MOB - 10/22 through 10/28/19

Click here for a flyer to share with your colleagues.

Sharon Combs Urges Parents to Protect Their Kids Against Measels

When 85-year-old Sharon Combs sees parents pushing strollers, she stops them and urges them to get the MMR vaccine, the vaccine that prevents against measles, as well as mumps and rubella. Combs’ son, Jeffrey, contracted Measles when he was six months old, before the vaccine had been introduced. Soon thereafter he experienced very high temperatures, auditory nerve damage, became deaf and experienced many other developmental delays.

But that wasn’t the worst of it. “The Measles made him sick for years,” she said, and he died at the young age of 30. He died as the result of kidney failure, after experiencing two unsuccessful kidney transplants. “His doctor told me his body had aged as an 80-year-old body would have," she said.

Combs has been advocating for the Measles vaccine for the last 65 years but feels it’s even more important right now, with the recent Measles outbreak, to get the message across. “If just one child gets spared this mess, it’s worth it to me. That’s why I tell parents to get their kids the shots they need,” Combs says.

KP West LA Participates in the Global Big Latch On Event

Join us at 10:30 a.m. sharp as we celebrate The Global Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event happening around the world! Bring your baby (babies) and join a movement around the world to strengthen national and global support for breastfeeding and to improve the health of children and women around the world. For more information visit biglatchon.org.

 

This event is held during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) and is an opportunity for mothers, friends, family and the community to promote and support breastfeeding.

 

There will be raffles for prizes, giveaways, and information and resources the community offers to support breastfeeding.

*Please note this event will be photographed.

 

What: Global Big Latch On

When: August 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (please arrive by 9:30 a.m. to participate in the 10:30 a.m. Global Big Latch)

Where: Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Conference Center

For more details, check out The Global Big Latch On Flyer (2019)