Category Archives: Health

Corpus Will Host the Dr. Martini Blood Drive

For many decades, beloved founding parishioner and retired pediatrician, Dr. Michael Martini led the annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at Corpus Christi Church, the American Legion and for the Pacific Palisades Optimist Club. At the age of 97 he is … Continue reading

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Dylan Knight Operates “Fitness from Within”

  BY ALISON BURMEISTER When Dylan Knight was attending grade school at Marquez Elementary and taking martial arts lessons with Gerry Blanck in 1996, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognized the very first nationally accredited certificate for personal … Continue reading

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Sermon – Lecture – Whatever: Get the Mammogram Done

Say a person is driving a car and the service engine light comes on. Most likely the person will take it to a garage just to have it checked to make sure it’s nothing major. The other alternative is to … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Adolescent Cannabis Use

(Editor’s note: The Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece on June 6 “Cannabis and the Violent Crime Surge” that noted a meta-analysis found the risk of perpetrating violence was more than twice as high for young adults who used … Continue reading

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Town’s YMCA Offers Opportunities for Kids, Teens and Adults

  New YMCA Board Chair Maryam Zar wrote in the Palisades-Malibu YMCA May 14 newsletter: “This Y has a long history of great contributions from committed community members and I expect the years ahead to build on that tradition. I … Continue reading

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After 19 Years, Bay Club on Sunset at PCH Will Close May 31

The Bay Club, which took over from Spectrum Athletic Club in 2003, will close its doors on May 31. Members received a letter from senior executive VP of operations Morell Marean on April 21, stating that “In the coming months … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Lee Calvert Keeps in Shape

  By ALISON BURMEISTER Palisadian Lee Calvert, 97, does 15 push-ups every night before bed. “Push-ups are something everyone can do, but not everyone keeps doing them,” she said. I last saw Lee at a “Fall Prevention” event I hosted … Continue reading

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Red Cross Giving Day Is March 23

Sotheby’s realtor Josie Tong is on the executive board of the American Red Cross LA Region and wants to remind residents that tomorrow, March 23, is Red Cross Giving Day. To remind residents of the importance of the Red Cross, … Continue reading

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To Keep a Body in Top Form Means Movement

By ALISON BURMEISTER Special to Circling the News   Our bodies are amazing machines. Given the right fuel and proper maintenance we are designed to run for a long time. With the occasional tune up and a yearly “check under … Continue reading

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UCLA Expert: No Magical Answers for Drug/Alcohol Addiction

“Two Powerful Drugs Now Adding to U.S. Overdose Crisis,” reported the Associated Press in a January 27 story. “Emerging reports show that two little-known drugs are making lethal new contributions to America’s drug overdose crisis. “Para-fluorofentanyl and metonitazene are being … Continue reading

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