Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: La Cañada HomeCollectionsDisease
IN THE NEWS

Disease

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Carol Cormaci | February 5, 2009
Jim Horton, a native of Amazonia, Mo., was a man of bright blue eyes and Pendleton shirts. In the early 1920s, the Ford Motor Company hired him to drive a Model T west from St. Joseph to Sacramento, retracing the route of the Pony Express. It was a publicity stunt and probably the only thing he ever did in his lifetime that landed his name in the newspaper, until his 1967 obituary appeared. As I understand it, Jim suffered a sunstroke while roofing his Missouri home a few years before he took on that assignment to drive cross-country.
NEWS
Nancy Turney | July 27, 2011
Q. I have just received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Should I tell my friends? When you learn that you have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, you might hesitate to tell others. You might be coming to terms with the diagnosis yourself or fear that others might feel uncomfortable around you. It is true that your relationship with family and friends will change. But it is important to talk to the people in your life about Alzheimer's disease and about the changes you will all experience together.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 2, 2008
Preserving memories is at the forefront of James Myers? mind. The 24-year-old La Cañada entrepreneur and his business partner Nicholas Dazé, also 24, started Life Preserver Digital Archiving in Los Angeles two years ago in order to help preserve photographs, old movies and videos. The company recently partnered with the Alzheimer?s Association and will participate in Sunday?s Memory Walk in Los Angeles to help raise money for Alzheimer?s research. In addition to walking the walk, Myers said he plans to set up a booth at the event to offer discounts and free scanning of up to 20 photos for participants.
NEWS
By Z.D. Diamond | November 24, 2005
Longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident Bonnie Finn Haskell was one of six individuals honored on the evening of at the Scleroderma Foundation's 9th Annual Gala, "A Key to a Cure," presented by Amgen and held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. Nearly 500 in attendance listened as Haskell and other award recipients spoke about scleroderma, its effect on their lives, their hope for a cure and innovative research currently being done to achieve that goal. Diagnosed with scleroderma in 1989, Haskell went on to create the Sclero-Sun in 1990, a Southern California Chapter newsletter dedicated to inform and support individuals with the disease and those looking for information to assist friends and family affected by scleroderma.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
By Nancy Turney | October 14, 2010
Q. My mom has Alzheimer's disease and has been exhibiting behavior that is distressing to me. No matter where we are, at home or in public, she starts to undress. When I try to stop her she gets upset and either cries or hits me. How should I handle this? People with Alzheimer's often exhibit inappropriate behavior. Reasoning with them is typically our first response to a behavior but it is fruitless and only upsets all concerned since they have lost their ability to reason.
NEWS
November 2, 2006
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America has designated Nov. 14 as "National Memory Screening Day." Memory screenings make sense for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; or who believe they are at risk due to a family history of Alzheimer's disease or a related illness. The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA and Verdugo Hills Hospital are teaming up to offer free, confidential memory screenings to people in the community.
NEWS
By Anita Susan Brenner | August 2, 2007
The news came quickly, as bad news often does, in an e-mail. The message: "We lost our beloved rabbi emerita, Carole Meyers today." There is a branch of theology that addresses these kinds of losses. Theodicy is the study of why bad things happen to good people. Good people like Rabbi Carole Meyers, an inspirational woman who led Temple Sinai of Glendale for 15 years. She resigned in 2001 to devote herself to her husband and two young children. There are few females in the rabbinate and Rabbi Meyers was the first woman to lead a congregation in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2006
Ah, the holidays. The most decadent time of year. In the next few weeks we will eat more, drink more and sleep less than any other time of year. We will purchase snack foods and beverages in festive holiday wrappings, available only at this time of year and in ample supply all along Foothill Blvd. Why? Because we can. We deserve to overindulge, don't we? After all, it's the Holidays! Time to party! To celebrate means to "engage in festivities." But in the hopes of sailing through this holiday peacefully, we need to decide exactly what celebration means to us. How exactly, do you celebrate in your own life?
FEATURES
By Mary O’Keefe | April 2, 2009
Palm Crest Elementary students jumped into exercise on Tuesday with the Jump Rope For Heart program. For about ten years the school has participated in the fundraiser event that is sponsored through the American Heart Association. Students move through about 11 stations of exercise as they limbo, jump rope individually and as a group and jump through hula-hoops. ?We are celebrating our 30th year with this program,? said Alex Wade, director of the youth market at American Heart Association.
ARTICLES BY DATE
COMMUNITY
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | December 6, 2012
Friends and La Cañada Flintridge neighbors turned out at La Cañada Presbyterian Church on Monday to bid farewell to resident Don Rhymer, a noted television and movie writer who chronicled his bout with cancer on his own humorous and insightful blog, “Let's Radiate Don.” Rhymer, 51, died of cancer on Nov. 29 at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, according to friends. Rhymer wrote for several television shows, including the comedies “Valerie” and “Hearts Afire,” before moving onto movies and having success with the “Big Momma's House” series of comedies, “The Santa Clause,” “Rio” and several other films.
Advertisement
NEWS
July 18, 2012
Our La Cañada Flintridge city manager recently stated that the city does not have financial responsibility for city-owned trees that damage private property. That is troubling. Several years ago, we contacted the city about a diseased tree across the street from our residence at 2040 Hilldale Drive. The city-hired arborist declared the eucalyptus tree diseased and slowly dying. City officials said the tree was on private property and notified the owner of the problem. The owner responded that the tree was on city street right of way. The city then replied that the complaining resident would need to provide a current survey showing street and property lines.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 11, 2012
For La Cañada homeowners used to enjoying backyard-grown oranges and lemons, news of a citrus disease's recent appearance in Hacienda Heights is raising an alarm. The disease, called huanglongbing, or citrus greening, is an incurable bacterial infection that attacks the vascular system of citrus plants, slowly killing them. One infected tree in Hacienda Heights so far is the only documented case of HLB in California. But because its insect carrier, the Asian citrus psyllid, has been in the state since 2008 and Los Angeles since 2009, California Department of Food and Agriculture authorities are being vigilant about its spread.
NEWS
Nancy Turney | July 27, 2011
Q. I have just received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Should I tell my friends? When you learn that you have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, you might hesitate to tell others. You might be coming to terms with the diagnosis yourself or fear that others might feel uncomfortable around you. It is true that your relationship with family and friends will change. But it is important to talk to the people in your life about Alzheimer's disease and about the changes you will all experience together.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nancy Turney | February 16, 2011
Q. I have a tremor in my left hand and worry that I have Parkinson’s disease. What are the symptoms? Parkinson’s disease is difficult to diagnose and only a doctor can do so, preferably a movement-disorder specialist. The symptoms are many and can also be attributed to other causes. The primary symptoms of Parkinson’s are: Tremor — A Parkinson’s tremor happens on one side of the body while the hand or foot is at rest, whereas an essential tremor happens when the hand is in the process of doing something.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
By Nancy Turney | October 14, 2010
Q. My mom has Alzheimer's disease and has been exhibiting behavior that is distressing to me. No matter where we are, at home or in public, she starts to undress. When I try to stop her she gets upset and either cries or hits me. How should I handle this? People with Alzheimer's often exhibit inappropriate behavior. Reasoning with them is typically our first response to a behavior but it is fruitless and only upsets all concerned since they have lost their ability to reason.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Hripsime Moskovian, Special to the Valley Sun | September 15, 2010
La Cañada native Eric Polchow has made a career for himself as a photographer, striving for many years to establish himself as someone who sets goals and achieves them. Born into a large family and spending his formative years in La Cañada, Polchow, who currently resides in Las Vegas, Nev., is now a renowned photographer whose work expresses the different phases of his life. "Most of my education in photography was self-taught and through mentorship," Polchow said. "I received validation from an incredible artist.
FEATURES
December 3, 2009
The Renal Support Network will host a charity accessory sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1311 N. Maryland Ave. in Glendale. All proceeds will benefit RSN’s 11th Annual Renal Teen Prom, held yearly for Southern California teens with kidney disease. A large variety of high-quality accessories will be on sale, including designer pieces. Donated new or gently used accessories such as purses, jewelry, scarves, belts, hats, ties and more are also needed for the unique fundraiser.
FEATURES
June 11, 2009
Torres Memorial tees off June 22 Golfers are wanted to join in the fun at the Fifth Annual 2nd Lt. Andrew Torres Memorial Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, June 22, at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club . Torres, 23, a graduate of Palm Crest Elementary School, Flintridge Prep and Annapolis, lost a two-year battle with a rare form of liver cancer on April 3, 2004. Before his death he asked his parents and friends to help find a cure. Funds raised go directly to Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI)
La Canada Valley Sun Articles La Canada Valley Sun Articles
|