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 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...

 

Surprise medical billing law passes State Legislature

​A bill to protect patients from surprise bills after a hospital visit was passed by the California state legislature and now awaits action by Governor Jerry Brown. The measure, AB 72, sponsored by...

 

Transgender Female Sets Up Catholic Hospital For Confrontation, Negative Publicity

When Catholic Mt. St. Charles Academy said early this year, that it would not accept nor enroll Transgender Students, the left declared war. The Rhode Island School placed itself in the center of a...

 

FDA Wants Hospitals to Test Blood Donations for Zika Virus

As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated Whole Blood and...

 
 By Liz Miller    Health    August 28, 2016

Synthetic Marijuana Creating a Health Crisis in Downtown Los Angeles

For the second time in just four days, firefighters responded to a group of overdose victims in Skid Row on Monday, August 22. Eighteen people were treated in the 400 block of E. Fifth Street in down...

 

CDPH Urges Caution Related to Seasonal Blue-green Algae Blooms

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith urges recreational water users to avoid close contact with water bodies...

 

Shkreli defends Mylan for Raising EpiPen Price 600%

An estimated 1 in 13 children in the United States is affected by an allergy to foods like milk, eggs, peanuts, fish and shellfish-a figure that is steadily growing, for reasons that are not clear....

 
 By Liz Miller    Health    August 25, 2016

Scallops Recalled after Hundreds Contract Hepatitis A From Oysters

Scallops sold to restaurants in California, Hawaii, and Nevada have been voluntarily recalled by Sea Port Products Corp after at least 206 people became sick with hepatitis A. The US Food and Drug...

 

Toxic Rock Crabs: Cal Dept. of Public Health Warning About Seafood

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat rock crabs caught in Half Moon Bay and bivalve shellfish or rock crabs caught in Monterey Bay, due to the detection...

 

Nurses at Some Hospitals Sign Contracts, Avert Strikes

Nurses at two of four California hospitals ratified their new contracts. St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley and Providence St. Joseph Health hospitals Queen of the Valley in Napa were able to mak...

 

Zika Virus Escapes the Wynwood, Miami Exclusion Zone

A case of infection has been reported by Florida health authorities outside the one square mile Wynwood area of Miami, where the virus was thought to have been contained. It is not known if a...

 
 By Liz Miller    Health    August 19, 2016

Polio is Back in Africa, says World Health Organization.

After two years with no reported cases, experts had hoped that the disease was gone from the African continent forever. Now, Nigeria joins Afghanistan and Pakistan on the short list of countries...

 
 By Dr. Ali Bay    Health    August 10, 2016

Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Continues in Southern California

SACRAMENTO – Due to an ongoing outbreak of meningococcal disease in Southern California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is urging all gay and bisexual men and HIV-infected...

 

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