Tag: health

Austere Hedonism

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UNITED STATES—Austere hedonism. It’s an approach that springs from my morning espresso. Alone, beautiful, black and biting. More often than not that single espresso...

Curbing Bad Habits

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UNITED STATES—It is not easy ridding one’s self of a bad habit, but with continual trial and error things do get better. I’ve been...

Happiness Is An Empty Fridge

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UNITED STATES—I totally get it when a friend said after attending a big wedding back east, lots of family and drink, “I’m in detox...

Men Fear The Doctor

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UNITED STATES—Someone recently brought to my attention the factoid that women go to the doctor much more than men. And unfortunately I had to...

First Case Of West Nile Virus In LA County

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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced its first human case of West Nile virus on Monday, July 27. The patient is a...

Riot On The Southwest Chief (4)

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UNITED STATES—Lee stood up from the seat and yawned. Good god, the man was big as a polar bear. He put the faded baseball...

Riot On The Southwest Chief (3)

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UNITED STATES—A muffled announcement came over the loudspeaker, “This is Garden City, Kansas. If this is your stop, get off here. This will be...

Health Net To Be Bought Out

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WOODLAND HILLS—Health Net, an insurer based out of Woodland Hills, is set to be bought out by St. Louis based insurer Centene for $6.3...

The Wizard Of Waupaca

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WAUPACA, WISCONSIN—The abrasive stench of the overchlorinated indoor pool permeated the hallways at the Village Motel.  In this atmosphere I did my morning exercises, and...

FDA Aims To Cut Out Trans Fat

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UNITED STATES—On Tuesday, June 16, the FDA ruled that trans fat is not "generally recognized as safe" for use in human food products. The...

City Targets Unlicensed Vendors

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SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department has announced an outreach and education program that partners with the Code Enforcement Division in an effort to...

3,400-Mile Ride For Cancer

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SANTA MONICA—Derek Fitzgerald and two other cyclists embarked on a 3,400-mile bicycle journey on Tuesday, June 9. Beginning at the Santa Monica Pier with...

Woman Wins $80,000 Challenge

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SANTA MONICA—For their 5th Annual Transformation Challenge, Iron Man Magazine awarded $80,000 to both female and male winners of the challenge, in addition to a $40,000...

Live And Let Diet

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UNITED STATES—It’s often easier to go unrecognized as a diet guru. And what happened after my daughter’s 8th grade graduation, has left me with...

Tips For Simple Living

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UNITED STATES—Simpler is better. I felt this strongly while watching “The Human Experiment,” an expose of the silent army of chemicals that pervades our...

Fruit, Veggies Or Junk Food?

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UNITED STATES—Why is it when it comes to grabbing a quick snack that we always reach for junk food? It’s something I ask myself...

Obesity Affects Sense Of Smell

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WESTWOOD—The UCLA Department of Psychology published a report on March 18 which reveals that negative biases towards obese people affect us in ways previously unknown, impacting...

High Intensity Or Time Intensity?

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UNITED STATES—Exercise is something that we all must do to maintain a healthy body and spirit. Lately reports have been surfacing left and right...

First Health And Safety Award Handed Out

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BEVERLY HILLS—The City of Beverly Hills’ Health and Safety Commission announced its first winner of its awards program by acknowledging longtime BH resident Linda...

Helmet Wear Enforced For SM Bicyclists

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SANTA MONICA—California may become the first state requiring helmet use for people of all ages. The state initially required minors under 18 to wear...
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