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August 23, 2007
This is the second in a three-part series focused on how we can make our lifestyles healthier in order to extend and improve our lives. ? Last week we talked about improving our eating habits. What about activity? According to a July 2004 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, older adults who exercised only once a week were 40 percent less likely to die in the next 12 years than those who did nothing at all. Staying active sure beats needing help with driving, tying your shoes, or cleaning your own home ?
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 19, 2012
Speaking to a crowd already leery of a proposed tunnel connecting the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena, a leading smog scientist and asthma researcher warned Tuesday that the roadway could be a health hazard. “Those of us in the area of air quality have long considered the 710 freeway to be arguably the dirtiest freeway in the country,” said John Seinfeld, a Caltech professor who has studied air pollutants for decades. “That really is a function of the heavy-duty truck traffic on the freeway.” USC professor of preventive medicine Rob McConnell said 21,000 cases of asthma in Los Angeles County can be attributed to children living or attending school near a major roadway, and that abnormally low lung function is five times more likely in a community with high levels of pollutants.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | April 15, 2010
Like they used to say in the ’60s, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” If you live in La Cañada Flintridge and drive the 210, you don’t need a federal study to prove the increase in traffic since the completion of the 210 and I-15 interchange. You don’t need a CHP study to prove the increase in big-rig accidents on the 210. You don’t need a Caltrans study to experience the spillover traffic jams on Foothill Boulevard that follow the big-rig accidents on the 210. Do we really need a Girl Scout to prove these facts as part of her Gold Award?
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August 23, 2007
This is the second in a three-part series focused on how we can make our lifestyles healthier in order to extend and improve our lives. ? Last week we talked about improving our eating habits. What about activity? According to a July 2004 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, older adults who exercised only once a week were 40 percent less likely to die in the next 12 years than those who did nothing at all. Staying active sure beats needing help with driving, tying your shoes, or cleaning your own home ?
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