Category Archives: Health

Vaccination Miscommunication Spreads Fear

The New York Times reported on “The Morning” report of September 7 (“Good morning. We explain the exaggerated fears about breakthrough infections”) that “How small are the chances of the average vaccinated American contracting Covid? Probably about one in 5,000 … Continue reading

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LAUSD and PaliHi Parents Navigate Covid Protocols; Access to Classroom Instruction Sought for Quarantined Students

Although local public schools started just a week ago, parents have already had children sent home/quarantined because of exposure to Covid. At Canyon Elementary, a parent wrote that their child had been exposed to a student who tested positive, and … Continue reading

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Hyperion Plant Suffers Near Catastrophic Event

When water started backing up in the headwaters of the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant on July 11, back-up systems went into operation, according to public spokesperson Elena Stern, but it wasn’t enough. “There was more debris than we’ve ever seen … Continue reading

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Responding to a Severe Blood Shortage, Legion to Host Local Blood Drive

  The American Red Cross has warned that there is a severe blood shortage in the United States because of a recent surge in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries. The U.S. News quoted the Red Cross on June … Continue reading

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Hayempour, Founder of Petticoats Rule, Raises Awareness for Menstrual Kits

Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day on May 28 to help break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential. But … Continue reading

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Blood Donations Are Needed to Help Prevent Shortages

Covid-19 fears and restrictions the past year has created a critical need for blood. Donations are needed now to help prevent shortages. According to the American Red Cross, “Blood donations are dropping. If this continues, we could face a potential … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Update in Pacific Palisades

Circling the News received an anonymous letter stating that there were Covid-related deaths/illnesses that were affecting a business in town. They noted that Cal/OSHA and the Los Angeles County Department of Health had been notified. Since the outbreak and reporting … Continue reading

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Palisades YMCA Will Reopen Monday; a Good Friday Service Will Feature Father Boyle and Mayor Garcetti

The Palisades-Malibu YMCA will reopen for customers on Monday, April 5. The offerings will include the fitness equipment at the gym, group classes at Simon Meadow and possible lap-swimming time at PaliHi’s aquatic center. Initially, the hours at the facility on … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Support the Red Cross During March

Sotheby Realtor Josie Tong, who has been a board member of the American Red Cross LA Region since 2018, asked if Circling the News could share more information about “March Is Red Cross Month.” “In a year overwhelmed by the … Continue reading

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Dermatologist Dr. Nasreen Babu-Khan Retires

  One of our town’s most beloved doctors retired on February 19. Dr. Nasreen Babu-Kahn, who has been a fixture in Pacific Palisades since 1998, when she founded her dermatology practice, said that it was a combination of factors, including … Continue reading

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