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China Continues Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience, including Falun Gong and Christians

Chinese authorities at last week's Vatican Pontifical Academy of Science (PAS) Summit on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism surprised attendees with what many found to be a flimsy defense of...

 

South Korea Seals Off 2 Hospitals Due to Outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

While we're experiencing a Norovirus health scare in Santa Monica, simultaneously Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) has infected 126 people in South Korea and killed 11. It was first diagnosed...

 

Sargento Recalls Select Cheese Products Due to Listeria

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Ind. has notified Sargento Foods Inc. that a specialty Longhorn Colby cheese they supplied to Sargento must be recalled due to a potential contamination of Lister...

 

Sara Lee Deli Voluntarily Recalls Cheese in Six States

Sara Lee Deli is voluntarily recalling approximately 734 cases of Sara Lee® Sliced Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers and Sara Lee Sliced Colby Jack Cheese. The products were distributed...

 

Vaccination Bill: 'Hitler in a White Coat' Stalks California, says Dr. Don Harte

Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, condemns the new "children's rights" bill, SB18, as "a vicious attack upon children, the family and...

 

An Epidemic of White Death: A Canary in the Coal Mine?

According to preliminary data from an ongoing new health study, reducing access to health care or weakening the health care safety net could have severe consequences for the Central San Joaquin Valley...

 

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...

 

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