Category Archives: Health

Blood Drive Hosted by Palisades Woman’s Club June 7

The Red Cross posted on its website: “Immediate need for donors: 37,000 fewer Red Cross donation appointments have been made in May than what’s necessary to ensure patients have the blood they need in the coming weeks. Help can’t wait.” … Continue reading

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Hosted by Blake Arnet, Dunk MS 2023 Raises More Than $70,000

Blake Arnet, who played basketball at UCLA from 2008-2011, created Dunk MS, a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It was personal. His mother, Brigitte Renae DeRouen-Venclik, 47, died from the disease when Arnet was a sophomore in college in 2009. … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Me–Treat on June 4

It is the end of the school year, which means parties, graduations, planning vacations and camps and STRESS. Alison Burmeister of Balanced Beauty and Kathy Katims of Saved by a Story, are offering a me–treat, as a way to destress, … Continue reading

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Two Exciting Speakers Slated for Pacific Palisades on Tuesday

    Optimist Club Welcomes Dr. Ericka Gair Dr. Ericka Gair, who joined the Pacific Palisades Medical Group in 2021, will be the speaker for the Optimist Club that will meet at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at Janes … Continue reading

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“Think Pink” and Support Women’s Health

  “Think Pink for Women’s Wellness” is an Irene Dunne Guild annual event, that focuses on health education and awareness for women and their families.  This year’s event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May … Continue reading

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Orly Israel Takes Listening Table on Tour 

Orly Israel set up a “listening table” around L.A. with a handwritten sign taped to the front of the grey plastic folding table: “Here to Listen” and “No judgment, no advice, no charge.” Now he is traveling across the United … Continue reading

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Learn to Crochet and “Stitch for Service”

A special workshop will be held for teens and adults who want to learn how to crochet. The first in-person meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11. Subsequent meetings will occur on Thursday, April 13, and … Continue reading

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Kicking Medications Might Be as Simple as Taking a Walk

  Something as simple as going for a walk in nature may reduce the need for medication for anxiety, asthma, depression, high blood pressure or insomnia. The Palisades-Malibu YMCA has opened its quarter of a mile walking trail, Pali Path, … Continue reading

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Pharmaca/Medly Will Close All Locations and Shift Prescription Accounts to Walgreens

The Pharmaca chain, which was sold to Medly in 2021, will close all of its stores and pharmacies this month. Medly, which filed for Chapter 11 in December, was subsequently purchased by Walgreens. Pharmaca not only filled prescriptions, but also hosted … Continue reading

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Menopause Symptoms: Dr. Rodi Explains Treatments Exist

The New York Times in the February 5 edition of The Morning, wrote “Menopause has long been a taboo topic. Talking about it can help women learn more about an overlooked treatment.” The story noted “But one effective treatment has … Continue reading

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