Category Archives: Health

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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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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