HEALTH EXPO by jennyyingdi


                 EXPO 2008

Get Healthy…
…Stay Healthy

    Saturday March 8
      10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Westfield Fox Hills
  Second Level near JCPenney
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                  Culver City Chamber of Commerce
                   HEALTH EXPO 2008
Saturday March 8 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Westfield Fox Hills                                              Second Level near JCPenney
                          Chamber of Commerce Message
                     Dear Culver City,                             and programs, which recognize excel-
                                                                   lence and service. An example is the
                                During its 86 years as an incor-   annual "Public Safety Awards" a pro-
                        porated organization in Culver City,       gram honoring officers of the Culver
                         the Culver City Chamber of                City Police and Fire Departments.
                          Commerce has earned a reputation                  The Culver City Chamber
                        as an influential business association     of Commerce promotes com-
                     that works vigorously to promote a            merce through a variety of
                     healthy economy and a desirable qual-         means. Through its committees, the
                     ity of life in Culver City.                   Chamber offers workshops and semi-
                                With over 800 members, rang-       nars on how to deal with specific busi-
                     ing from multi-national conglomerates         ness problems, such as financial and
                     to individual entrepreneurs, the              governmental regulations.
                     Chamber represents a diverse busi-                     The Chamber offers informa-
                     ness community.                               tion resources, including an economic
                                Since     it's   founding    the   profile of Culver City, business start-up
                     Chamber has played a leading role in          kits, clubs and organizations, State of
                     all major issues facing the area's eco-       California compliance manuals and
                     nomic vitality. Some of the most impor-       videos.
                     tant challenges facing the Chamber in                  In addition, through the partici-
                     the coming years include retaining jobs       pation in Chamber committees, task
                     in Culver City, improving transportation,     forces, legislative receptions, special
                     housing, the environment and educa-           events and mixers, members have the
                     tion for our children.                        opportunities to "network" and make
                                A professional staff works with    business contacts while working
                          the Chamber's volunteer leadership       together towards mutual goals.
                           and members. The Legislative
                          Committee tracks legislation and         Cordially,
                         acts as an advocate on issues of
                        concern to business. Through its           Hal Katersky
                       Committees the membership is                Chairman of the Board
                      involved in studying issues, developing      Culver City Chamber of Commerce
                     policy positions and participating in
                     advocacy activities.                          Steven J. Rose
                                The Chamber also works to          President/CEO
                     enhance the region's quality of life          Culver City Chamber of Commerce
                     through community support projects
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                                      Culver City Chamber of Commerce
                                        HEALTH EXPO 2008
 Saturday March 8 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Westfield Fox Hills                                                                   Second Level near JCPenney
BRASSIERES-CUSTOM           CITY SERVICES                  ing behavior reduction &                                    7891 La Tijera Blvd, Los      communication
FITTED                      Christine Parra                skills acquisition             MEDICAL GROUPS               Angeles 90045-3145
Ruth Beaner                 Culver City Fire                                              Lisa Alfonso                 310-670-1410                  SCHOOLS-COLLEGES
The Bra Lady                Department                     HEALTH SERVICES                Axminster Medical Group      Information on mental         & UNIVERSITIES
5226 Emporia Av, Culver     9770 Culver Blvd, Culver       Alex Howard                    11539 S Hawthorne Blvd,      health counseling clinic      Ara Aguiar, RDH, MBA
City 90230-6017             City 90232-3731                Apex Cardiology                Hawthorne 90250-2325                                       West Los Angeles College
310-398-7860                310-253-5930                   501 E Hardy St #200,           310-531-2022                 ORGANIZATIONS-NON             9000 Overland Av, Culver
Custom fitted bras          General fire safety & disas-   Inglewood 90301-4057           Bone density & blood pres-   PROFIT                        City 90230
                            ter preparedness informa-      310-671-7488 x216              sure check                   Joyce Agyin                   310-287-4238
CHIROPRACTIC DOC-           tion                           Blood pressure check                                        The Maple Counseling          Course of study for Dental
TORS                                                                                      MEDICAL GROUPS               Center                        Hygiene
Niveen Gorgy                DENTISTS                       HEALTH SERVICES                Rose Garbarino               9107 Wilshire Blvd,
Agape Chiropractic Clinic   Lois Evans                     Yariv Rothman                  Kaiser Permanente            Beverly Hills 90210-5508      SKIN & BODY CARE
Inc.                        Culver Westside Dental         The Vitality Health Center     6041 Cadillac Av, Los        310-271-9999                  Lauren Cresto
5173 Overland Av, Culver    Group                          318 Lincoln Blvd #225,         Angeles 90034                Information on counseling     The Massage Garage
City 90230-4193             12504 W Washington Blvd,       Venice 90291                   323-857-4415                 services & programs pro-      3812 Bagley Av, Culver
310-202-0077                Los Angeles 90066-5500         310-396-3635                   Glucose screening            vided                         City 90232-2620
Spinal screens & posture    310-390-6272                   Myovision spinal screening                                                                310-202-0082
check                       Free Dental visual exams,                                     MEDICAL GROUPS               ORGANIZATIONS-                Information on skin &
                            information & educational      HEALTH-ALTERNA-                LiLi Evans                   YOUTH                         body care
CHIROPRACTIC DOC-           literature                     TIVE                           Playa Marina Urgent Care     Santo Riva
TORS                                                       Bigalita Egger                 6029 Bristol Pkwy #100,      Culver-Palms Family           WATER COMPANIES-
Rahim Salehmohamed          HEALTH CARE                    Bio Pro Technology             Culver City 90230-4899       YMCA                          BOTTLED, ETC.
Gonstead Wellness           Marlon Abrazado                6220 Bristol Pkwy #315,        310-417-5951                 4500 S Sepulveda Blvd,        Tamika Johnson
5000 Overland Av #1,        UCLA Exercise Physiology       Culver City 90230-6930         Body mass index testing      Culver City 90230-4818        Culligan Water
Culver City 90232-4995      Research Lab/COPD              310-645-0271                                                310-390-3604                  9145 Rose St, Bellflower
310-558-9562                Center10833 Le Conte Av        Protection against electro-    MEDICAL GROUPS               Information regarding pro-    90706-6419
Spinal screenings           CHS 37-132, Los Angeles        magnetic pollution             Karen Reyes                  grams & fitness assess-       800-526-4709
                            90024                                                         Prospect Medical Systems,    ments                         Information on drinking
CHIROPRACTIC DOC-           310-794-2156                   INSURANCE                      Inc.                                                       water & water softening
TORS                        Pulmonary function testing     Alicia Millikan                1920 E 17th St #200, Santa   PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
Stephanie Higashi                                          Alicia Millikan,               Ana 92705                    Dr. Jane Bolton               WEIGHT LOSS
Mar Vista Institute of      HEALTH SERVICES                Independent Health             714-796-4235                 Psychotherapy For A Full      Rene Borromeo
Health                      Byron Parson                   Insurance Agent                Body fat screening           Life/Dr. Jane Bolton,         Smart For Life “The
3030 Sawtelle Blvd, Los     Full Spectrum Health           16542 Ventura Blvd #210,                                    PSYD., M.F.T.                 Cookie Diet”
Angeles 90066-1408          Group                          Encino 91436-5035              MENTAL HEALTH                4230 Overland Av, Culver      222 Santa Monica #105,
310-391-2617                16693-B Roscoe Blvd,           310-384-4707                   SERVICES                     City 90230-4344               Santa Monica 90404
Spinal screening            North Hills 91343-6120         Insurance information liter-   Robin Adams                  310-838-6363                  310-584-9901
                            800-418-9319                   ature                          Airport Marina Counseling    Meta communications &         Medically supervised
                            Behavioral services includ-                                   Service                      health benefits of positive   weight loss program
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                                          Culver City Chamber of Commerce
                                            HEALTH EXPO 2008
  Saturday March 8 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Westfield Fox Hills                                                                          Second Level near JCPenney
                                                                                               Center (ranked one of "America's Top Three Hospitals" and "Best in the West for 18 con-
       UCLA Santa Monica Hematology-                                                           secutive years" by U.S. News and World Report!) for their important contributions to the
                                                                                               study of treatment and cures for COPD.
       Oncology Opens Infusion Center                                                                    Currently, the UCLA Exercise Physiology Laboratory/COPD Research Center
                                                                                               of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine has numerous studies taking
        The UCLA Santa Monica Hematology-Oncology Clinic has opened a new con-                 place, ranging from 2 months to 2 years, and involving study drug, device, or exercise
temporary infusion center of 4000 square feet, conveniently located next to its current        as a means of improving lung function and quality of life. UCLA's COPD Center aims
community practice at 2336 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 301. Patients with all types of           on focusing on a broad base of patients with COPD, ranging from mild (recent diag-
cancers are seen in a comfortable, caring environment that includes an individualized          noses) to severe disease (those under consideration for lung volume reduction surgery).
treatment plan, offering clinical trials and cutting edge research. The new center will                  For anyone that wishes to participate in (or simply know more about) research
accommodate expanding programs in gastrointestinal and breast cancers. Call 1-888-             opportunities currently taking place at UCLA, please contact study coordinators Marlon
ONC-UCLA to see a UCLA cancer specialist.                                                      Abrazado and Milan Patel at (310) 794-2156.
                                                                                                         At the Health Expo, come to the booth for UCLA COPD Research Center for
                                                                                               free spirometry measurements. These tests will accurately assess lung function in rela-
                                                                                               tion to your lung health to see if you qualify for any of the current studies UCLA COPD
                                                                                               Research Center has to offer. From there, you will meet great UCLA staff that will
  UCLA Offers Free Lung Function Test                                                          answer any questions you may have regarding your health.
            at Health Expo
           UCLA researchers have been working for over 30 years with others worldwide
to combat lung diseases such as Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Small Airways                  Beverly Hills Vein Center Founded To
Disease. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease include all of these, and is charac-
terized by obstruction to air flow, especially during exhalation (breathing out). As the 4th       Offer 'The Best Minimally Invasive
leading cause of death, soon to be the 3rd leading cause ahead of all cancers, COPD
will claim 117,522 American lives annually.                                                                     Treatment'
           COPD is mainly caused by smoking - approximately 85% of all cases are relat-
ed to tobacco-smoke. A smoker increases his/her chance of being diagnosed with                           Dr. Wayne Gradman established the Beverly Hills Vein Center to provide the
COPD by ten-fold compared to non-smokers. Additionally, exposure to industrial chem-           Los Angeles community with the best minimally invasive treatment for all vein disorders.
icals and pollutants can increase the chance of COPD by about 20%.                                       For many, that only means elimination of varicose and spider leg veins for
           Symptoms of COPD include chronic cough, increased mucus, frequent clear-            which Dr. Gradman is already an internationally acknowledged authority with more than
ing of the throat, shortness of breath, and irreversible lung damage. Pharmaceutical           30 years of experience. However, Dr. Gradman regularly sees patients who also com-
therapies nowadays include management of these symptoms and/or reducing compli-                plain about ugly, embarrassing veins in other locations.
cations; however, no therapy currently exists that modify the downward progression in                    "As we age, enlarged veins appear on our hands and arms and may detract
lung function that is characteristic of COPD. Current research exists at UCLA to dis-          from a youthful appearance," Dr. Gradman said. "Blue veins sometimes appear around
cover new therapies, incorporating pharmaceutical, pulmonary rehabilitation, and surgi-        the eyes and forehead, along with small spider veins on the cheeks and nose.
cal treatment (including less invasive non-surgical techniques) to increase the quality of               "Women, especially those who have undergone breast augmentation, often
life with those suffering from COPD.                                                           discover unattractive blue veins on their chests and want them eliminated before they
           We wish to offer thanks and support to Drs. Christopher Cooper, Eric Kleerup,       wear revealing tops," he said.
Jenny Mao, Michael Roth, Donald Tashkin, and Michelle Zeidler from the UCLA Medical                      Dr. Gradman's experience distinguishes him in treating unwanted veins in the
                                                                                               legs and elsewhere. If needed, he personally does the all-important diagnostic ultra-
                                                                                               sound test in his office and then explains the results and treatment options that offer the
                                                                                               best potential for success.
                                                                                                         At the Beverly Hills Vein Center, treatments are custom-ized to each patient's
                                                                                               needs and objectives. Dr. Gradman said, "patients discover that treatment does not take
                                                                                               much time and allows them to walk out of the office and quickly resume their activities."
                                                                                                         More importantly, Dr. Gradman can deliver optimal cosmetic results with mini-
                                                                                               mal discomfort and anesthesia and few if any incisions.
                                                                                                         Patients especially seek Dr. Gradman's services when they do not wish to be
                                                                                               in a hospital setting and do not want to be put under general anesthesia.
                                                                                                         Dr. Gradman's accomplishments include a long list of "firsts."
                                                                                                          As the pioneer of minimally invasive vein treatments, Dr. Gradman was the first
                                                                                               person to perform radiofrequency closure in Los Angeles. The closure procedure uses
                                                                                               a thin catheter that is advanced into the vein through a small opening. As it is withdrawn,
                                                                                                                                            the catheter delivers radiofrequency heat to
                                                                                                                                            the inside of the affected vein, causing it to
                                                                                                                                            collapse and seal shut.
                                                                                                                                              He was the first person to perform endove-
                                                                                                                                            nous laser closure in Los Angeles. This pro-
                                                                                                                                            cedure treats varicose veins with a laser fiber
                                                                                                                                            that goes right into the vein. Strong pulses of
                                                                                                                                            laser light cause the vein to collapse and
                                                                                                                                              Dr. Gradman was also the first in Los
                                                                                                                                            Angeles to use foam sclerotherapy. This
                                                                                                                                            mainstay treatment for spider or small vari-
                                                                                                                                            cose veins, involves a mild detergent solution
                                                                                                                                            that is injected to collapse the veins.
                                                                                                                                              All venous procedures are performed with a
                                                                                                                                            local anesthetic, and Dr. Gradman is one of
                                                                                                                                            the few Westside doctors to follow this prac-
                                                                                                                                            tice. Patients remain awake during treatment.
                                                                                                                                              And since all procedures are performed at
                                                                                               the Center, no hospital stay is involved. Dr. Gradman is one of a few Southern California
                                                                                               vascular surgeons to be a member of both the American College of Phlebology, which
                                                                                               focuses on the treatment of varicose vein disorders, and The American Venous Forum,
                                                                                               dedicated to the study of serious venous disorders.
                                                                                                         Dr. Gradman is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed additional
                                                                                               training in general and vascular surgery at UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai
                                                                                               Medical Center.
                                                                                                         The Beverly Hills Vein Center is at 450 North Roxbury Dr., Suite 275 in Beverly
                                                                                                         For more information, call (310) 278-7710 or visit the Web site,
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                                            Culver City Chamber of Commerce
                                              HEALTH EXPO 2008
 Saturday March 8 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Westfield Fox Hills                                                                             Second Level near JCPenney
                                                                                                  doing so will only provide an embarrassing demonstration of their dullness and stupidi-
                 High Self Valuing Is the                                                         ty. Whoever coined the expression "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than
                                                                                                  to speak up and remove all doubt" provided an apt description of those with low self
                Best Predictor of Success                                                         esteem.
          How Do You Know If You Need Higher Self Esteem?                                                 If you'd like to find out more about how you can increase your self esteem, stop
          Self Esteem is generally thought to embrace two main aspects of ourselves: 1)           by my table at the health expo. -Dr. Jane Bolton, PsyD, LMFT
our competency and 2) our lovability. In a recent national survey, 85% report that they                   Dr. Jane Bolton is a Culver City marriage and family therapist and a contem-
would be helped by increasing their sense of competency & lovability-their self esteem.           porary psychoanalyst who is dedicated to supporting people in the highest and fullest
          You've probably seen toddlers learning to walk. They plop down, they struggle           expression of their Authentic Selves. This includes Discovery, Understanding,
to pull themselves up, and then waddle onward. No loss of self esteem there, in the "fail-        Acceptance, Expression, and Empowerment of the Self.
ure" to walk perfectly. (One description of success is to fall down 6 times and get up 7
times.) My point is that it's natural to feel high self esteem, unless we have been taught
that we are 'not enough.' The good news is that if we have been taught to have low self
esteem, we can also learn the skills to promote high self esteem.
          Below are 6 of the more obvious signs of the feeling of 'not good enoughness'                 Santa Monica Extreme Boot Camp
that those 85% wanted to change.
          1. Sensitivity to criticism. Although people who feel 'not good enough' "know"                      Serves the Westside
they have shortcomings, they do not like other people to point these out. They tend to
perceive any form of criticism, regardless of how sensitively or constructively it is pre-                  Extreme Boot Camp™ was started in 2002 and now has over 20 locations
sented, as a personal attack.                                                                     throughout Southern California. This unique fitness program has brought an exciting
          2. Inappropriate response to flattery. This can work two ways. Some people are          new way to encourage people to be active and give them an environment focused on
desperate to hear anything good about themselves and will be constantly fishing for               their improvement with a Military Flare! Literally thousands of people have seen that
compliments. Others may refuse to listen to anything positive about themselves                    they can change their bodies, minds and overall physique. This program was created to
because it is inconsistent with their own feelings.                                               jump start people into an active lifestyle. The goal is to lead people to make them addict-
          3. Hypercritical attitude. People who do not feel good about themselves have            ed to their health and fitness.
trouble feeling good about anyone else. They look hard for the flaws and shortcomings                       Linda Taix, owner and founder of Extreme Boot Camp™ has over 18-years'
of others to try to convince themselves that they really aren't so bad after all. These peo-      experience in the fitness world. She holds a personal training certification with the
ple cannot feel intelligent, attractive, competent, and so on, unless they are the most           Aerobic & Fitness Association of America and the American College of Sports Medicine.
intelligent, attractive and competent person around.                                              She has a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Southern
          4. Tendency toward blaming. Some people project their perceived weakness-               California. Linda was also the Aerobics Director for Gold's Gym for 12-years. She has
es onto others in order to lessen the pain of feeling inferior. From here, it is only a short     appeared on several health and fitness television programs and has been the national
step to blaming others for one's failures.                                                        spokes-model for many fitness companies and infomercials.
          5. Negative feelings about competition. People who feel inferior like to win                      All her life Linda has loved the combination of fitness and the outdoors. She
games and contests every bit as much as anyone else, but they tend to avoid such sit-             took the word "extreme" to heart having competed in several all-natural bodybuilding
uations because deep down, they believe they cannot win. And not coming in first is               and "Miss Fitness" competitions, and competing in duathlons and triathlons. Linda loves
clear evidence of total failure.                                                                  scuba diving, bungee jumping, sky diving, water skiing, hiking, and backpacking. The
          6. Tendency toward seclusiveness and timidity. Because people who feel infe-            inspiration of this inventive program came in 2001 while Linda was in New York. She
rior believe that they are not as interesting or intelligent as others, they believe that other   saw an article about a "fitness Boot Camp," and the idea sparked. Merging together her
people will feel the same way about them. So they tend to avoid social situations, and            knowledge of fitness and nutrition, experience as an aerobics instructor and love for the
when they are forced to be with others, they will avoid speaking up because they believe          outdoors Linda created an energetic, encouraging and amazing workout program
                                                                                                  designed to fit multiple fitness levels.
                                                                                                            Extreme Boot Camp™ has also become an amazing networking device for the
         85% of Women Are                                                                         community, bringing people of different backgrounds & ages together with one common
                                                                                                  goal; To build a better Them! Extreme Boot Camp™ has become one of the most high-

         Wearing The Wrong                                                                        ly recognized and awarded workout programs from Central to Southern California. The
                                                                                                  Wall Street Journal called Extreme Boot Camp™ "the most authentic boot camp in
                                                                                                  Southern California". Donations from Extreme Boot Camp™ have also been a great

         Size Bra...Are You?                                                                      asset to the community and to the promotion of our dynamic program.
                                                                                                            The future of Extreme Boot Camp™ is to continue to expand the ideas and
                                                                                                  functions of this program to motivate and challenge its clientele to become their personal
                                                                                                  best. "Anyone who has the desire to make a change in their body, health and spirit can
                                                                                                  do with Extreme Boot Camp™," said Taix. Linda and her staff are dedicated to bring-
                                                                                                  ing the most innovative and experience driven workout program suitable for everybody
                                                                                                  type with a supportive team environment to motivate you toward achieving your goals.
                                    . Promotes Healthy                                            Extreme Boot Camp™ provides an arena for fitness that is motivating, cost effective,
                                                                                                  and fun. For the Instructors the most heartening aspect of their job is witnessing and
                                                                                                  hearing the changes their clients go through as they progress through the program.
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Visit Us At The Health Expo 2007                                                                  stretches your throat and face tissue. Breast disease is more likely when there is
                                                                                                  reduced blood circulation. Wires can restrict lymphatic drainage resulting in pain and
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           (310) 398-7860                                                                         Health Expo on March 8, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. - 2nd Floor Westfield Fox Hills.
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                                          Culver City Chamber of Commerce
                                            HEALTH EXPO 2008
 Saturday March 8 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Westfield Fox Hills                                                                          Second Level near JCPenney
                                                                                              structural development and individuals' self-esteem. The vision of Straighten Up
                 LOOK GREAT IN …."08"                                                         America is very simple: we envision a day when every American performs a short enjoy-
           VERT is an amazing new way to lose weight and get in shape !                       able spinal exercise module daily just as we brush our teeth. Straighten Up America also
           Vert Fitness …The integration of Personalized Training with Vert's computer-       includes healthy lifestyle recommendations aimed at reducing alarming levels of obesi-
ized "Isokinetic"exercise equipment.                                                          ty in our children, preventing many chronic diseases and enhancing the health and well
           Until now, Private Training has been the most effective way to get fit. You sim-   being of all Americans.
ply couldn't beat working out under the supervision and motivation of a professional pri-                Straighten Up America is proud to be a 50th Anniversary Partner to Get
vate trainer who knows how to work you out properly. But even the best trainers are ulti-     America Moving, an initiative of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
mately only as good as their exercise equipment.                                              during its fiftieth anniversary year (1956-2006). The United States Bone and Joint
           So we went to biomechanical engineers, computer scientists and exercise            Decade also actively partners with Straighten Up America. This prestigious research
physiologist and developed a whole new line of fitness machines called VERT (An               and educational initiative, created and empowered by proclamation of the President of
acronym for Velocity Enhanced Resistance Training).                                           the United States, has adopted Straighten Up America as its spinal health promotion
           The Vert machines are based on Isokinetics and are computer driven                 educational program.
"Intelligent" exercise machines that control the speed and movement of the workout ,                     Below we have illustrated the Posture Pod from Straighten Up. These simple
record and analyze the results and keep track of your improvements -Vert has created          invigorating activities make a great ergonomic break or warm-up or cool-down for a
a revolutionary new kind of workout that is more efficient and safer than any other type      longer exercise session. Give them a try for better posture, if you do not have disorders
of traditional forms of exercise.                                                             which prohibit movement.
Vert machines originally designed for and used by world class athletes is now available                  Dr. Rothman a doctor of chiropractic in Venice states: "As a chiropractor and a
to you.                                                                                       facilitator for Straighten Up America,        I am too familiar with children and adults of
           "The Vert system is absolutely unique in its ability to build fast-twitch muscle   all ages who are experiencing challenges with posture, spinal and general health. I want
strength" Harvard School of Medicine-Professor Dr. Clifford Tabin                             to insure that people learn great spinal health habits by regularly performing the
           "Vert Private Training Center…is on the cutting edge of fitness technology" L.A.   Straighten Up exercise module and practicing its healthy lifestyle recommendations.
Times                                                                                                    If you or your organization, business, school, or faith congregation would like
           "I have never found a system that gives results like I have seen at Vert" John     more information on how to implement Straighten Up America, please contact Dr.
Perry M.D. a founder of the American College of Sports Medicine -Former team physi-           Rothman at Vitality Health Center 310-396-3935.
cian for the Rams & Redskins
           " I use Vert to improve my jump & quickness. It's perfect for what I do." Holly
McPeak, Olympic Medalist, AVP's all- time winingest women's volley ball player
           "There is no comparison I have worked out on and off for 15 years and by far
there is nothing that compares to the Vert workout" Peter ALongi-Regional manager for
                                                                                                   Taking Advantage of Assistance At
           SEEING IS BELEIVING…. We invite you to come and visit the Vert Fitness
Center. Call today to schedule your FREE personal trial session. Come and see this
amazing new way for you to Look Great in "08"
                                                                                                       Mary Smith*, 79, found it difficult to manage the daily chores of the house. After
VERT Center of Santa Monica                                                                   struggling with meal preparation, cleaning, shopping as well as making it to her doctor's
3011 Wilshire Blvd.                                                                           appointments, Mary called CarenetLA. "My life has changed since I met my CarenetLA
Phone: 310-264-8385                                                                           caregiver. I do not have to worry about the basics that used to be so easy for me to                                                                               accomplish but are now a bit of a challenge."
                                                                                                       A growing number of seniors now find themselves in a similar predicament to
                                                                                              Mary's. CarenetLA was founded with a mission of providing the necessary services to
                                                                                              those needing help with activities of daily living in a manner that is responsible, respect-
                                                                                              ful, competent, compassionate and caring, at rates that are affordable.
                                                                                                       CarenetLA provides services for those who would like to stay out of "nursing
 National Initiative for Better Health and                                                    homes" and remain in their own homes. Services include light housekeeping, meal
                                                                                              preparation, grocery shopping, transportation to and from doctor appointments and
 a More Vibrant Quality of Life Come to                                                       recreational activities, grooming and bathing assistance, and companionship. All of
                                                                                              CarenetLA's caregivers are bonded and insured and carefully screened.
                Venice, CA                                                                             The president of CarenetLA, Hadas Abouaf, is a registered nurse certified in
                                                                                              gerontology. She started her career by being a caregiver herself and has worked as a
         Dr. Yariv Rothman, D.C. is proud to be a facilitator for Straighten Up America in    nurse in a hospital environment for over seven years.
Los Angeles.                                                                                           You can contact CarenetLA at 310-393-1282 or visit their website at
         A new exciting health initiative, Straighten Up America is poised to make a and they will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
major impact on the health and wellness of our society. Straighten Up America and
Straighten Up and Move are worldwide health initiatives geared to improve posture,            * Client name has been changed in respect of privacy.

                                                                                                                                                   Program Geared
                                                                                                                                                      to Weight
                                                                                                                                                     Smart         For    Life    Weight
                                                                                                                                                   Management Centers are medical
                                                                                                                                                   facilities staffed with dedicated doc-
                                                                                                                                                   tors. Although, you have probably
                                                                                                                                                   heard of our program as the "Cookie
                                                                                                                                                   Program" in fact, the Smart For Life
                                                                                                                                                   Cookie Program is only a small part
                                                                                                                                                   of a comprehensive medical pro-
                                                                                                                                                   gram geared to the needs of the
                                                                                                                                                   overweight patient. Please visit
                                                                                                                                          or call 310-
                                                                                                                                                   584-9901 (Santa Monica)/ 310-623-
                                                                                                                                                   1999 (Beverly Hills) for more infor-
                                                                                                                                                   mation. We are located at 2222
                                                                                                                                                   Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica,
                                                                                                                                                   CA 90404 and at 8911 Wilshire Blvd,
                                                                                                                                                   Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
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                                        Culver City Chamber of Commerce
                                          HEALTH EXPO 2008
 Saturday March 8 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Westfield Fox Hills                                                                  Second Level near JCPenney
                                                                                                 Demographic & Economic Profile - includes the
         Chamber Services Make Your                                                      U.S. census, economic growth and trends, largest employers, population,
                                                                                                 Listing of Local Clubs & Organizations
           Membership Worthwhile                                                                 Business Brochure Display - available at the Chamber office, for members
Every member wants to know, and should - What's in it for ME?                            only.
                                                                                                 Culver City "The Heart of Screenland" History Book
Direct Benefits                                                                                  Culver City "Images of America" History Book
         Referral Service - in response to inquiries, only Chamber members' names
are referred.
         Membership Directory - members listed alphabetically and in a classified sec-     Monthly Get Togethers And Special
         Website - free listing                                                                         Events
         e-Business Newsletter - weekly publication emailed to Chamber members.          The Culver City Chamber of Commerce offers its members the opportunity to participate
         Mixers - an opportunity to host one of our Business After Hours Mixers, only    in monthly meetings and in special events that are scheduled throughout the year.
members may host.
         Good Morning, Culver City! - a networking opportunity for early birds.          Monthly Meetings
         Mini Business Expo Tables - available at the monthly luncheons to display                General Membership Luncheons - One Friday each month, 12 noon, reserva-
your services and products.                                                              tions needed.
         New Member Coupons - use for one free Good Morning, Culver City, two                     Good Morning, Culver City! - Third Wednesday, 7:44 a.m., social networking
mixers, and mini expo table.                                                             opportunity.
         Business Start-up Kits - one-stop kits with actual government forms and step-            Business After Hours Mixers - Fourth Wednesday of each month, location
by-step instructions on how to cut the red tape.                                         varies each month, 5-7 p.m., social networking opportunity.
         Business Compliance Books & Video Tapes-copies of current state regulatory
information including Cal-OSHA, SB 198, EPA and others for chamber members to            Special Events
browse or purchase.                                                                              Culver Expo for Your Home and Business - Exhibitor opportunity, held annual-
                                                                                                                                            Golf Tournament - "Heart of
                                                                                                                                Screenland", held annually
                                                                                                                                          Health Expo - Exhibitor opportuni-
                                                                                                                                ty, held annually.
                                                                                                                                          Installation and Awards Luncheon -
                                                                                                                                held annually.
                                                                                                                                          Employee Recognition Luncheon
                                                                                                                                & Fashion Show -                      held on
                                                                                                                                the fourth Wednesday in April

                                                                                                                                  Committees Make It All Happen
                                                                                                                                  The future is no place to be alone! Here's
                                                                                                                                  the sure way to get involved: Review the
                                                                                                                                  committee opportunities. Determine your
                                                                                                                                  areas of interest. Call the Chamber office
                                                                                                                                  and ask to be added to the committee roster.

                                                                                                                                  It's About Time
                                                                                                                                   Committee time averages one hour a
                                                                                                                                   General Membership Luncheon meetings
                                                                                                                                  average one and a half hours.
                                                                                                                                   Business After Hours Mixers average two
                                                                                                                                   Good Morning, Culver City! meetings aver-
                                                                                                                                  age one hour.

                                                                                                                                  Questions, Questions, Questions
                                                                                                                                   Call any Committee Chair or Chamber Staff
                                                                                                                                  Member to find out more about committee or
                                                                                                                                  program functions.
                                                                                                                                   Call any Executive Board Member or the
                                                                                                                                  Chairman of the Board to discuss organiza-
                                                                                                                                  tional concerns.
                                                                                                                                   Call any Board Member to find out why
                                                                                                                                  they're sold on Chamber action through

                                                                                                                                  Program of Action Committees
                                                                                                                                   Business Development - Plans and over-
                                                                                                                                  sees programs that promote business.
                                                                                                                                   Communication - Plans the official publica-
                                                                                                                                  tions to the entire Culver City area business
                                                                                                                                   Education - Plays an advocacy role in edu-
                                                                                                                                  cational issues
                                                                                                                                   Governmental Affairs - Studies and ana-
                                                                                                                                  lyzes issues of interest to Culver City and its
                                                                                                                                  business community, takes advocacy posi-
                                                                                                                                  tions on those issues and communicates the
                                                                                                                                  Chamber's viewpoint.
                                                                                                                                   Los Caballeros - Public relations arm of the
                                                                                                                                  Chamber, i.e. ribbon cuttings, greeters.
                                                                                                                                   Membership - Increases net membership
                                                                                                                                  through strong recruitment and retention pro-
                                                                                                                                   Retail - Coordinates the Business Expo and
                                                                                                                                  Health Expo.
                                                                                                                                   Technology - Keeps Chamber abreast of
                                                                                                                                  new office technology and oversees the
                                                                                                                                  Chamber website.
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                  Culver City Chamber of Commerce
                   HEALTH EXPO 2008
Saturday March 8 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Westfield Fox Hills          Second Level near JCPenney
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