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Women Performing Night Shift Work Have Higher Rates of Breast & Ovarian Cancer, Study Finds

Dr. Karen Belkic MD is a clinical scientist with a PhD in neuroscience and physician specialist in internal medicine. On Sunday, December 8th, 2017, she delivered the Gloria Freedman memorial lecture...

 

Acupuncture Saves Little Girl from Eczema

After all other forms of treatment had failed, Ricardo Miranda, L.Ac.cured a little girl of eczema.  She was cured primarily through the use of acupuncture, says Miranda. The three year old girl...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    January 5, 2017

The Telomeres Will Eventually Kill Us All, But We Have a Lot to Say About When.

It's the Telomeres Are you starting to feel old? Are your friends hinting that you are starting to look old? Well then maybe you are indeed getting older but what exactly does that mean? How does...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    January 3, 2017

It all started with Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony.

It all started with Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony. Then it was a string of Christmas parties, at work perhaps, or with some friends or neighbors but we partied on right up...

 

Top 2017 Food Trends Predicted by Over 1,700 Dietitians in National Survey

The fifth annual "What's Trending in Nutrition" national food trend survey has been released after polling over 1,700 registered dietitians (RDs) across the country on next year's big trends in food...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    December 12, 2016

Cyanide in Fruit? Eat Poison Live Long

Eat Poison Live Long? Yes I know that sounds ridiculous but pay close attention because there is something important to learn about our food you just might not be aware of. Generally speaking when we...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    December 5, 2016

Red Wine is Fine, But Resveratrol Can Be Found in Other Fruits and Nuts Without the Alcohol

Over the last several years there has been an abundance of evidence that drinking a little bit of red wine can actually have several possible health benefits. So let's all break out that cork screw...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    November 22, 2016

Reality Check: Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony.

Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony. It is also a day of family and friends and celebration of the early begins of what ultimately became the United States of America. So above all...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    November 3, 2016

Average Okinawan Lives 110 years. Why Do They Live So Much Longer Than The Rest of Us?

Okinawa is the largest of the Ryukyu Islands located at the southern tip of Japan. While long considered a part of Japan and sharing a virtually identical language, except for the elders many of whom...

 

Santa Monica Spending $325,000 to Study Whether Residents are Happy. No, Seriously.

At $350,000 per year, City Manager Rick Cole is the best paid City manager in the state, maybe the world. City Clerk Denise Anderson-Warren earns $189,000 per year. 105 Santa Monica City employees ear...

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surge to 20 Year High

New data released today show the highest combined rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in the U.S. in 20 years, reports the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The surge in...

 

Blood Needed after Hurricane Matthew

The American Red Cross is on the ground providing safe shelter, food and relief supplies to help people still suffering from Hurricane Matthew's lingering effects. The storm also continues to impact...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    October 14, 2016

Exercise is Very Important but Diet is King

In his superb book "Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes" Dr. Bernard tells of a patient who said he hadn't been losing weight and figured he just needed to walk more. They were at the...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    October 12, 2016

Move it! Move it! Move it! are Wonderful Words for Human Beings to Live By

Oh how much I didn't fully understand the profound significance of those powerful words so eloquently if forcefully bellowed at me and my fellow young Marine recruits by our loving Drill Instructors l...

 

Health Officials Urge Californians to Remove Standing Water

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith calls on the people of California to help reduce the number of mosquitoes by eliminating...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    October 7, 2016

The Two Best Berries in the World Could Save Your Life

The Two Best Berries in the World Absolutely the two best berries in the world are not Halle and Chuck. True Oscar winning super star Halle Berry is vastly talented and gorgeous. And Grammy Award...

 

Almonds Now "Healthy," According To FDA

Until this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not allow almonds to be called "healthy" on food labels, due to the agency's regulatory definition of the term that considered foods'...

 

Patients to be Protected From Observation Status, under Bill Signed by Gov. Brown

​A bill to protect hospital patients from the pitfalls of "observation" status was signed Tuesday by California Governor Jerry Brown. ​The bill, SB 1076, will require hospitals to provide...

 

Rules for Seniors Under "Observation Status," Violate Medicare Beneficiaries' Constitutional Rights

Christine Emerson's story in the Santa Monica Observer, "Patients to be Protected from Observation Status, under Bill Signed by Gov. Brown," misquoted several facts written by journalist Susan Jaffe...

 

Hair-Pulling and Skin-Picking: Understanding Hidden Behavioral Disorders

The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors expects to reach more people than ever with its 10th annual Awareness Week for hair pulling, skin picking, and related disorders. From October...

 

Paralyzed Man Regains Use of Arms and Hands after Experimental Stem Cell Therapy

On March 6, just shy of his 21st birthday, Kristopher (Kris) Boesen of Bakersfield suffered a traumatic injury to his cervical spine when his car fishtailed on a wet road, hit a tree and slammed into...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    October 2, 2016

After Obesity Put Me In a Coma, I Had To Take The First Step: Admit I Had A Problem

On December 18th 2012 at about 5:30 in the afternoon I stopped breathing. As I dropped face first to the floor I had just enough left in me to dial 911 on my cell phone. Then the respiration stopped....

 

Malibu Triathlon Raises More Than $1,226,000 For Children's Hospital

Thousands of world-class athletes swam, biked and ran along the Pacific coast in the 30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, raising more than $1,226,000 for the Children's...

 

Injured for use as a bait dog, "Hooch" helps abused and special-needs children

Hooch and Seven Other Heroic Hounds to Appear in American Humane Hero Dog Awards Premiering on Hallmark Channel October 28, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT, 7 pm Central LOS ANGELES, September 11, 2016 –...

 

Suicide Prevention: New State of the Art Mental Health Crisis and Resource Tool

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, the Therapy Live team has released a new tool that is designed to save more lives. Located at www.Therapy.Live/Suicide, visitors will find a state of the...

 

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