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February 21, 2008
Would you rather die than admit you?re having a heart attack? Many people believe that heart disease is more of a concern for men than women. In fact, heart disease kills almost 500,000 American women each year, twice the number of all female cancer deaths combined. A woman is 10-14 times more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer, in part because cancer is treated more effectively. Forty percent of women do not survive their first heart attack. For women under 50, a heart attack is twice as likely to be fatal as for a man. That brings up a number of questions: Are women?
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By Loa Blasucci | January 4, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, my faithful gardener Juan, took his last breath in my front yard. I am required to have CPR training because I teach fitness. After years of practice pressing on a dummy's chest, this time it was real. My neighbor rushed over. We kept compressions going until the paramedics arrived. They were efficient, truly a well-oiled machine in action. But it was Juan's last day. A man with only a touch of gray hair, a man I thought not more than 60 years-old - gone in what seemed an instant.
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By Loa Blasucci | September 14, 2012
Grooming Michael Clark Duncan stands out among many memories from back when I was a Hollywood makeup artist. I remember the size of his head. I had never used that much makeup to cover someone's dome before. His big, friendly, split-tooth smile could flash at any moment and I couldn't help but grin back. He loved watching cartoons and was a devout mama's boy. He adored his mother. These are things I know about Michael. But what I don't know is why a man of such strength and stature is gone because his heart gave out on Sept.
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By Nancy Turney | October 28, 2010
What is normal aging? Scientists continue to study this very question. It is known that some of our functionality declines over time such as hearing, vision, muscle mass, metabolism, even some loss of brain function. You have probably noticed these changes and taken them in stride. You may have the TV louder than in the past or may ask people to repeat what they say. It has been proven that men tend to have hearing loss at an earlier age and at a faster rate than women.
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May 31, 2007
More than 50 women attended Verdugo Hills Hospital's women's health education kick-off luncheon, "Take Charge of Your Life: A Luncheon Series for the Many Stages in a Women's Life," on Saturday, May 19 in the hospital's Council Room. The educational seminar informed women on ways to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle while enjoying the many aspects of womanhood. Participants also had an opportunity to receive a chair massage by Monica Kenyon from Body Mechanix and use the hospital's Biodex balance machine, which was facilitated by Laura Knowles, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at Verdugo Hills.
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November 13, 2008
‘Casino Night’ is this Saturday This Saturday is the date the La Cañada Thursday Club will host “Casino Night,” a philanthropic fundraiser that includes dinner and Las Vegas style table games. Proceeds will support the Thursday Club’s ongoing philanthropic activities within the community. The event is the club’s annual fall fundraiser and will be held at the clubhouse, 4440 Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and the opening of the table games.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2010
ACTIVITIES Walking Tour of the Camellia Forest ? Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. Descanso?s Wayne Walker guides flower fanciers into the forests of Camellia sansanqua. You will discover blooms in a great variety of forms and in every shade of pink, white and red. Free with Gardens admission. Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Admission fees are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors and students; $3 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 5 and younger.
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By Loa Blasucci | September 14, 2012
Grooming Michael Clark Duncan stands out among many memories from back when I was a Hollywood makeup artist. I remember the size of his head. I had never used that much makeup to cover someone's dome before. His big, friendly, split-tooth smile could flash at any moment and I couldn't help but grin back. He loved watching cartoons and was a devout mama's boy. He adored his mother. These are things I know about Michael. But what I don't know is why a man of such strength and stature is gone because his heart gave out on Sept.
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By Loa Blasucci | January 4, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, my faithful gardener Juan, took his last breath in my front yard. I am required to have CPR training because I teach fitness. After years of practice pressing on a dummy's chest, this time it was real. My neighbor rushed over. We kept compressions going until the paramedics arrived. They were efficient, truly a well-oiled machine in action. But it was Juan's last day. A man with only a touch of gray hair, a man I thought not more than 60 years-old - gone in what seemed an instant.
NEWS
February 21, 2008
Would you rather die than admit you?re having a heart attack? Many people believe that heart disease is more of a concern for men than women. In fact, heart disease kills almost 500,000 American women each year, twice the number of all female cancer deaths combined. A woman is 10-14 times more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer, in part because cancer is treated more effectively. Forty percent of women do not survive their first heart attack. For women under 50, a heart attack is twice as likely to be fatal as for a man. That brings up a number of questions: Are women?
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