Health fair provides resources for Montebello community

By Amber Paramo “ICARE” Academy provided families in the Montebello Unified School District with resources to keep children, teens and adults safe, healthy and educated on Saturday at  Bell Gardens High School. “ICARE” Academy promotes careers in child development, family services and education-giving students opportunity with hands-on experience, along with on-site childcare, internships, and partnerships with local colleges, agencies and businesses. The public was able to receive information for everyone in…

May 6, 2015

Respiratory therapy program aims to educate students

By Stephanie Garibay For most college students the health of their lungs isn’t a main priority. Taking the right steps to prevent things like lung cancer might not be something the average person thinks about on a daily basis. According to the American Lung Association an estimated 33% of college students have used tobacco products, the leading cause to lung cancer, including cigarettes, cigars, hookah and many other products. Although…

December 4, 2014

Students rally for a smoke free campus

By Freddy Monares A demonstration was held in order to raise awareness among students and rally to make ELAC a smoke-free campus, like Santa Monica College. Students from the respiratory therapy program demonstrated the difference between a healthy set of lungs and an unhealthy set of lungs with a sheep lung and a pig lung Wednesday and Thursday between the E-3 and E-5 buildings. Surveys were being given at the demonstration…

March 28, 2012