Category Archives: Health

Obesity Is a Major Factor in Diabetes, Hypertension and Covid-19

Who would have thought by stating a fact that obesity is a major factor in Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems and some cancers — and Covid-19 — that it would be considered a … Continue reading

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Swimming at the Palisades High Pool Is Positively Civil, But Lane Reservations Are Required

Back in mid-March, when I was swimming at least twice a week at the Maggie Gilbert Aquatic Center through my YMCA membership, I was dismayed (along with all my fellow lap swimmers) when the pool was closed in response to … Continue reading

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Maggie Gilbert Aquatic Center Re-opens for Lap Swimming at Palisades High

  Circling the News received an October 10 email from Brooke King, the Aquatics director at the Maggie Gilbert pool on the Palisades High campus. “I have good news,” King said. “The pool has re-opened for lap swim (reservation only.)” … Continue reading

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Circling the News Lobbies City Officials to Reopen Outdoor Basketball Courts at Recreation Centers

At the beginning of Covid-19 closures in L.A. County, the City of L.A. closed its parks and recreation centers. Then over time it was determined that outdoor activities, including going to the beach, hiking and playing tennis and golf, was acceptable. … Continue reading

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There Are Situations Worse than Covid-19

There is a Native American Plains proverb, “Great Spirit, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.” In my September 20 Musings (“LIVING IN TWO WORLDS”), I wrote that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Woman’s Club to Hold Free Flu Clinic

Free flu vaccines will be administered to residents from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 17, at the Woman’s Club, 901 Haverford Ave. This service is first-come, first-served and is being sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of … Continue reading

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Two Important Dates to Mark on the Calendar

BLOOD DRIVE: “We’re All in This Together” is the theme of this fall’s American Red Cross Blood Drive In cooperation with the ARC, the American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 is hosting two community blood drives. The first will be … Continue reading

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Palisades YMCA Offers Programs to Continue to Serve Community

KIDS: Palisades-Malibu YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley continues to find ways to serve the community, even though the facility on Via de la Paz remains closed during the Covid-19 crisis. For parents who would like to give their children, ages … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Parents and Politicians Need to Take Care of Teens

Medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath and one of the promises is “First, do no harm.” On Saturday, Circling the News received an email from a reader: “Aid car called to picnic area below parking lot in rec area … Continue reading

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Updated Facts about Covid-19

Every day, Covid-19 cases and deaths keep increasing in various parts of the country. Here are some facts to keep in mind: FACT: In the United States, as of August 9, according to the Centers for Disease Control, there were … Continue reading

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