Category Archives: Health

Reliability of Covid-19 Tests Is Questioned; Curative Test May be Providing False Negatives

In November, Circling the News sent several queries to the L.A. County Department of Public Health about the reliability of the Covid tests being given. Elon Musk had tweeted that he had taken four tests, two of which were negative, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Report: ICU, Vaccinations and New Cases

(Editor’s note: A resident and Circling the News reader Neven Karlovac researched the following piece. He said, “I write these things mostly to understand myself and then to share with friends and I’m happy to share with your readers.”)  ICU … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 2020 

I remember thinking on New Year’s Eve 2019 that I was so done with the year and could hardly wait for 2020 to get started. Now a year older (and hopefully wiser), I will appreciate whatever the coming year brings. … Continue reading

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Dr. O’Day Informs Optimists about Next Steps for Combating Covid-19

Dr. Steven J. O’Day, executive director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Cancer Clinic, and Director of Providence Los Angeles Regional Research, spoke at the Optimist Club’s Zoom meeting on December 1. Recognized as one of the preeminent melanoma specialists … Continue reading

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Your Chances of Dying from Covid Increase with Age and Underlying Health Conditions

It is time for perspective. I received two different emails from people regarding the eight cases of Covid-19 reported at Hank’s restaurant in Caruso’s Palisades Village and possible cases reported at Von’s. Circling the News admits that the pandemic is … Continue reading

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Theatre Palisades to Present ‘Deconstructing Holly’ on Zoom on December 6

  Theatre Palisades will present an online benefit performance of “Deconstructing Holly” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 6. A live question-and-answer session will follow. In this one-woman show, writer and actress Holly Sidell shares her story of surviving breast … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Readers: LAPD, Recycling and Emergency Alerts

LAPD STORY: BONIN TO HOST TOWN HALL ON PUBLIC SAFETY NEXT MONDAY In a November 11 Circling the News story (“In Light of LAPD Budget Cuts, Will Pacific Palisades Retain One Patrol Car and a Beach Detail?”), one reader wrote: … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and a City That’s Crying “Wolf”

  As a child, I was read Aesop Fables, a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC.I still remember “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” The Tortoise … Continue reading

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In the Midst of a Pandemic, about Half of Americans Suffer from Vitamin D Deficiency

About 42 percent of Americans are vitamin D deficient, which may weaken their defenses in the fight against Covid-19. The vitamin comes in two forms: D2 from diet and D3, which can be produced in skin when exposed to sunlight. … Continue reading

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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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