LA BioMed to honor Local Business and Research Leaders

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) will honor one of the Palos Verdes Estate’s leading businessmen and philanthropists, Ralph Scriba, with its Award for Community Service, and one of its most distinguished researchers, Kouichi R. “Corky” Tanaka, MD, of Rancho Palos Verdes, with its Award for Inspirational Leadership at the institute’s Translating Science and Transforming Lives Gala Dec. 5 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Beware – too much testosterone could kill you!

A new study found that men who live the longest are those who have medium testosterone levels. High or low testosterone levels are linked to reduced mortality. Testosterone is a key male sex hormone involved in maintaining sex drive, sperm production and bone health. Physicians have long known that low testosterone levels can signal health problems, but the new study found men may not fare better when levels of the hormone rise too high.

Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women

American Lung Association report reveals that women are at greater risk than men

W omen are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation. The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” examines the nation’s third leading cause of death and its increased prevalence among women throughout the U.S.