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Health Matters: Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro and Torrance | 3 VIRTUAL COMMUNITY LECTURES CLASSES All community lectures are free and held live virtually over Zoom. MEN'S HEALTH November 18 5:30–6:30 p.m. Speaker: Asghar Askari, MD Join us for this community lecture focusing on men's health, including treatment options and medication for benign prostatic hyperplasia and other prostate issues. We will help break down myths about men's health and answer your questions. RSVP at or 888-HEALING (432-5464). REACH YOUR WEIGHT LOSS GOALS FOR 2022 January 20, 2022 5:30–6:30 p.m. Speaker: Houman Solomon, MD Reclaim your health and discover the real you! Start your weight loss journey today. Join us to find out if weight loss surgery or weight loss management is right for you. Learn about surgery options, hear from a registered dietitian and have your questions answered. RSVP at SouthBayWeightLoss or 310-303-5613 KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY February 17, 2022 5:30–6:30 p.m. Speakers: Rishi Kaushal, MD, and Matthew Powers, MD Even if you feel healthy, you may have undetected risk factors. Join us and learn how to take better care of your heart. We'll discuss the signs and symptoms of heart disease, prevention and the latest treatment advancements. Also learn about Providence Little Company of Mary and Keck Medicine of USC's new partnership in bringing world-class cardiac care to the South Bay. RSVP at SouthBayLectures or 888-HEALING (432-5464). LOW-COST HEART SCREENINGS Providence Little Company of Mary is proud to offer valuable, low-cost heart screenings to our community. Screenings are available at our hospitals during the week, as well as on the weekends at our Advanced Care Center in Torrance and the Providence Medical Institute in Manhattan Beach. Getting screened today could help avoid problems in the future. Register online at or call 888-HEALING (432-5464). PRENATAL AND BABY CARE CLASSES Virtual: CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION (Also offered in Japanese) Education to expecting parents and their partners about the process of labor and birth and the choices available to them. BREASTFEEDING BASICS Topics include the important basics on how to get started with breastfeeding immediately after delivery; common problems and solutions; and when to get professional support. BABY CARE BASICS Education for parents-to-be on the skills necessary for taking care of the newborn. The class covers: • Infant development • Safe sleep practices • Nutrition • Bathing • Feeding • Child safety • Immunizations LABOR EPIDURAL & NEONATAL CARE Join an anesthesiologist to learn about epidurals and pain relief options during labor. Also hear from a neonatologist who will discuss the medical care of your newborn. MATERNITY TOUR (Also offered in Japanese) Maternity Tour equips parents- to-be with information on what to expect during the birthing process at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. In Person: BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP This hands-on/in-person Breastfeeding Support Group for new breastfeeding patients runs from the time baby is born through 6 weeks of age. Tuesdays and Saturdays | 10 a.m. VIRTUAL BAGELS, BIRTH AND BABIES Receive peace of mind and walk away even more prepared to birth at our medical center. Also receive helpful hints for pregnancy, birth and newborns. Tuesdays | 10 a.m. BIRTH PLAN BUILDER AND OB CARE COORDINATOR CONCIERGE GUIDANCE Connect directly with our OB care coordinator and receive personalized guidance as you prepare for your upcoming birth, assistance in building your birth plan and local resources and referrals. Contact Rena Koerner at or 310-303-6708. To register for an upcoming class or to get more information, call 888-HEALING (432-5464) or visit You can also find a virtual maternity tour on our Facebook page @ProvidenceTorranceWomensHealth. Take Care of Yourself Part of our mission is to help keep our community healthy and up to date on medical developments. Check out these upcoming opportunities offered by Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers San Pedro and Torrance.

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