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By Mary O’Keefe | April 2, 2009
A 5-year-old Lhasa apso named Peaches is recovering from being shot by a pellet gun Saturday morning at her home in the 2000 block of Derwood Drive in the Paradise Valley neighborhood of La Cañada Flintridge. ?It was between 11 and 11:45 a.m. on Saturday,? said Robin Gehr, Peaches? owner. Gehr knows the time frame because she had taken her cat to the veterinarian for shots and was surprised how quickly they were done. ?I came home and found [Peaches] on the porch, bleeding and in shock,?
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November 2, 2006
Free diabetic foot screenings in November In support of national Diabetes Education Week (Nov. 7 to 11), Verdugo Hills Hospital's Wound Care Advantage Program is encouraging everyone, whether they have diabetes or not, to seek treatment for stubborn wounds. Foot ulcers — serious, deep sores on the feet — can, in fact, be one of the first symptoms of diabetes. Since diabetes can lead to dry and cracked skin, poor blood flow and nerve damage, diabetics have a higher likelihood of developing non-healing wounds, warns Joseph Addiego, Doctor of Podiatry Medicine at Verdugo Hills Hospital's Wound Care Advantage Program.
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By Nancy Turney | March 4, 2010
Q. My mom lives in an assisted living facility and someone came in and made a presentation “informing” the residents that they were entitled to new shoes that would be covered and paid for by Medicare Part B. He emphasized that the government wants them to have these shoes, and that they could get them at not cost to them. Residents who hesitated or doubted his offer were told that their feet were deformed and that they would benefit from these shoes. Is this on the level?
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 11, 2008
A Bernese mountain dog is fighting for his life while a border terrier is staying very close to his master now days, as another family mourns the loss of their Bichon-poodle mix to predators. In the past ten days three families and their pets have had to deal with nature up close and personal as coyotes and a mountain lion ventured out of Angeles National Forest and attacked family pets. On Monday, Bryan Thomas, his wife and two small children drove into their driveway at the end of Castle Knoll Drive around 8 p.m. As is customary, the family dogs greeted them a they exited the car, said Geordy Strong, Thomas’ brother-in-law.
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By Loa Blasucci | February 25, 2010
A little more than a hundred years ago, cocaine was used as treatment for everything from toothaches to hay fever. A half-century later, cigarettes were advertised in the American Journal of Medicine making ?scientific? claims and using slogans such as ?for digestion?s sake, smoke Camels.? At the time no one gave it a thought. These were considered safe and even healthy. But we know better now, and I hope you?ll keep that in mind as you read my column today. In Britain, the National Radiological Protection Board suggests that children younger than 8 should not use cell phones because of the risks of radiation.
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By Mary O’Keefe | April 2, 2009
A 5-year-old Lhasa apso named Peaches is recovering from being shot by a pellet gun Saturday morning at her home in the 2000 block of Derwood Drive in the Paradise Valley neighborhood of La Cañada Flintridge. ?It was between 11 and 11:45 a.m. on Saturday,? said Robin Gehr, Peaches? owner. Gehr knows the time frame because she had taken her cat to the veterinarian for shots and was surprised how quickly they were done. ?I came home and found [Peaches] on the porch, bleeding and in shock,?
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