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What’s in the Affordable Health Care Act for You?

Regardless of the Federal shutdown, the Affordable Care Act rolled into effect on Tuesday, October 1, allowing eligible Californians to purchase affordable healthcare called Covered California. At a Thursday luncheon hosted by the Pasadena Area Women’s League of Voters, UCLA Professor Gerald Kominski spoke about who the Affordable Care Act impacts and what it will ...


The Luxury That’s A Health Necessity

The pull is in the name. Your friends will envy you the sheer luxury of an hour spent here, and you can rest safe in the knowledge that this is actually good for you – self-indulgent, sure, but good for you. As Tim Cremins, General Manager at Massage Envy South Lake, says, “Massage is something ...


“Take a Hike” With the Pasadena Hiking Pacers on Sunday

Pasadena Hiking Pacers co-founders Dr. Kevin Cressey and his wife Debbie Yeh pose on a hike to Mount Baldy. The next time someone tells you to “take a hike” join Dr. Kevin Cressey and members of the Pasadena Hiking Pacers. The Pacers are a free hiking organization with no fees, no forms to fill out, ...


Young & Healthy Sponsors Free Mobile Dental Clinic For Children

Young & Healthy, a Pasadena-based non-profit dedicated to children’s health, will be sponsoring a free dental clinic for children who qualify from Friday, March 2 – March 9, 2012. This annual event provides free dental care to children in greater Pasadena – including Altadena, South Pasadena, and Sierra Madre – who lack dental insurance. “Many ...


Innate Family Chiropractic Promoting Family Wellness

  Dr. Christopher Vargas and Adana Moses When you think of chiropractic, you think of aching necks and lower back pain. Of creaking joints and swollen muscles. But according to Adana Moses and Dr. Christopher Vargas of the Innate Family Chiropractic, it’s more than that. “We are a family wellness chiropractic office and our specialty ...


As Healthcare Dominates Headlines, 1,500 Women Gather for Health Expo

About 1,500 women gathered for the 13th Southern California Women’s Health Conference and Expo on Friday at the Pasadena Convention Center where they were inspired and encouraged to sustain healthy practices over a lifetime. Lena Kennedy’s vision, a Pasadena resident who is the founder and conference director, brought together organizations, businesses and civic leaders to stage ...


Bicycle Advocates Tout Victories at Saturday Affair

  Cyclists from around the area dined, danced and celebrated three and a half years of promoting bike safety and initiating the infrastructure that creates safer streets as BikeSGV held its annual awards ceremony and fundraiser Saturday  in the San Gabriel Mission District at the spectacular Grapevine Arbor. The night was spent honoring local leaders and bike-friendly ...


Keck Medical Sponsors Discussion of New Drug-Free Treatment for Acid Reflux, GERD Disease

Keck Medical Center of USC will sponsor a free lecture at the University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland Ave., on January 26, at 6:30 p.m., on a new permanent, drug-free treatment for managing acid reflux, heartburn and GERD – the LINX Reflux Management System. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic, often progressive disease ...


Hired Healing Hands

It goes almost without saying that summer activities bring bruises, aches, and pains which need TLC and careful watching, and among the very best local practiced eyes and healing hands you can hire are those of chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Cressey. Cressey – himself an avid hiker – knows runners, hikers, climbers and cyclists inside and ...


Why Do People Choke When the Stakes Are High?

In sports, on a game show, or just on the job, what causes people to choke when the stakes are high? A new study by researchers at the Caltech suggests that when there are high financial incentives to succeed, people can become so afraid of losing their potentially lucrative reward that their performance suffers. It ...


Mosquito Control in Pasadena Fighting West Nile Virus

Currently, there are no locally acquired cases of West Nile Virus in Pasadena, but the number of cases in California are on the rise: so far 36 cases statewide and five within Los Angeles County. The Pasadena Public Health Department is working closely with state and county health officials to monitor the situation and the ...


Eaton Canyon’s Killer Second Waterfall: Not Worth the Risk

A spike in the number of deaths, injuries and rescues near Eaton Canyon Falls north of Altadena has led authorities to unite in a safety campaign. Their message: Hiking to the secluded second waterfall above the canyon is not worth losing your life. Faced with 60 rescues in the Eaton Canyon area over the last ...


Conductorcise Makes Debut in San Gabriel Valley

On February 27 and 28, 2012, approximately 40 San Gabriel Valley residents reenergized their souls by participating in Conductorcise, which was sponsored by MonteCedro, a new planned Episcopal Communities and Services (ECS) Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Altadena, Calif. Conductorcise, founded by Maestro David Dworkin and a Masterpiece Living program, combines classical music with ...


Mayfield 8th Grader Places First in Junior Olympics Breaststroke

RBAC Swim Team member Kate Herrill set personal best by placing 1st in the 100- and 200-yard Breaststroke at the Southern California Swimming Junior Olympics, held February 9–12 in Monterey Park, Calif. [Photo: RBAC] The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center 13 and Older Group finished a combined fourth place at the Southern California Junior Olympics, held ...


South Pasadena Little League Plans All-Out 60th Anniversary Reunion

Preparations are under way for the March 10 celebration of 60 years of South Pasadena Little League and the 2012 Opening Day Ceremonies. The SPLL 60th Grand Reunion will be celebrated at the Arroyo Seco Park with a hometown carnival, with games and rides, an All-Alumni Photo, many special guests, raffle drawing, a Homerun Derby ...