Category Archives: Health

Ferrer Says Drug Users Are in Public Spaces Because of Lack of Housing

The reason that Los Angeles has so many drug users living on the street, according to L.A. Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer, “If you don’t have a house, you’ll do your drugs in a public space.” At … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Residents Demand End To Needle Distribution Program in Public Parks

(Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Westside Current on April 17 and is reprinted with permission.) By SANDRA CLARK Residents of Santa Monica rallied at Reed Park Tuesday morning to protest a controversial needle distribution program, arguing that … Continue reading

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Looksmaxxing and Body Dysmorphia Are Prevalent with Teens

By CHAZ PLAGER Trends are hard to keep up with, and especially teenage ones. To many, the YMCA hosting a Teen Only Lift Night on March 28 might have seemed random, but it’s really not. Teens are coming out to … Continue reading

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MĀVVEN Mercantile, Combines Curation and Community

By ALISON BURMEISTER In the ever-changing world of retail, where more people are abandoning brick and mortar storefronts to shop on-line, it takes a unique space like MĀVVEN Mercantile at 15326 Antioch, to welcome customers through the door, again and … Continue reading

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Cir Wellness-A Concierge Service for the Mind and Body

  By: ALISON BURMEISTER For anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle, they must realize, wellness is journey, not a destination. There are many paths to choose from and finding the right way can be overwhelming and sometimes difficult to navigate all … Continue reading

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My Fight with Breast Cancer

  (Editor’s note: Irene Freedman wrote her account of dealing with breast cancer and has graciously allowed Circling the News to print it. Blessings, prayers and healing go to this brave woman.) By IRENE FREEDMAN  — Special to CTN. One … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Alcohol

(Editor’s note: This editor enjoys, Old-Fashioneds, Sidecars, espresso martinis and a good beer every now and again. I went about 10 years without a drink when I was pregnant and nursing. When I was growing up on the Rosebud Reservation, … Continue reading

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Optimist Club Speakers Will Include John McKinney

The Pacific Palisades Optimist Club will host two radically different speakers in February. On February 6, District Attorney candidate John McKinney will speak and answer questions. On February 20, the speaker will be Silvi Winthrop, a mindfulness instructor. Perspective members … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar for Think Pink

The Irene Dunne Guild will hold its 18th annual Think Pink for Women’s Wellness, a fundraiser for Saint John’s Health Center, at the Upper Bel Air Bay Club from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Think … Continue reading

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Teacher and Trainer Todd Tharen Is Back at the Y

YMCA trainer Todd Tharen is teaching two Monday classes again at the Y facility on Via de la Paz: kickboxing and boot camp. One of his students wrote “Did you hear that our beloved Coach Tharen Todd returned to the … Continue reading

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