Category Archives: Health

Friends of the Palisades Library Launch “Mindful Mondays”

The Pacific Palisades Library Association will launch of a complimentary weekly program, “Mindful Mondays,” facilitated by Silvi Winthrop at 10:30 a.m. on January 23 in the Palisades Library Community Room, 851 Alma Real. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully … Continue reading

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“Dry January” a Time to Ponder and Reset

Over the holidays, alcohol consumption tends to go up, so many people use this month, dubbed “Dry January,” to not drink or as a starting point for more long-term sobriety. Here’s a challenge to friends, relatives and residents, can you … Continue reading

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Sleep’s Important: But Experts Don’t Know Its Purpose

“No one knows what sleep is for,” said Dr. George Labrot, a board-certified sleep specialist. “But we do know there are severe consequences if you don’t get it.” Research over the past decade has shown the health consequences of poor … Continue reading

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Local Suicide, Death: Grief Is for the Living

A man was found dead along the beach by Lifeguard Tower 12, yesterday, January 2. According to Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin, it “was an apparent suicide. An older male committed suicide using a firearm.”  The family was being … Continue reading

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The “Radium Girls” Discounted by Public Health Officials

By REECE PASCOE “Doctor, I don’t feel good.” “Don’t fret. You’re perfectly healthy.” “Doctor, I can see my bones at night.” “Don’t worry that’s a sign of health.” “Doctor, part of my jaw broke off.” “Well, it’s just your diet.” … Continue reading

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Gratitude: One Woman’s Journey to Self Discovery and Giving Back

By JAMIE PAIGE (Editor’s note: This first appeared November 24 in the Westside Current and is reprinted with permission.) When you meet Silvi Winthrop, you can’t help but sense there is something special about her. A naturally kind and positive … Continue reading

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Teens Are Sleep Deprived: Two Specialists Offer Advice

By ALISON BURMEISTER Psychotherapist and sleep specialist Heather Turgeon and family physician Dr. Dolly Klock are mothers to tween and teen kids. When it comes to sleep, they both agree, our teens are not getting enough. The Pacific Palisades residents … Continue reading

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President of Narcotics Officer Association to Speak on Fentanyl October 20

Glenn Walsh, president of the California Narcotics Officers Association, will lead a community discussion on fentanyl and law enforcement counter-narcotics efforts at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 20, at Janes Hall, Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church, 15821 Sunset Boulevard. The talk is … Continue reading

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Expert Will Speak on Fentanyl at Paul Revere

Dr. Roger Crystal will give a presentation to Revere parents and students and the local community at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at the Revere auditorium, 1450 Allenford Ave. Crystal will discuss the dangers of fentanyl and what we … Continue reading

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Good Habits to Prevent Aging Prematurely

By NANCY BROWN (Editor’s note: Nancy Brown, writes for a monthly newsletter for the Hot Springs Country Senior Center in Wyoming. Brown is a retired nurse practitioner, who started her career in the neonatal ward, and then trained in dermatology.) … Continue reading

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