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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, ...


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 ...


Hold That Breath!

C’mon, slow down! Take a breath….. hold it… now exhale…. just relax…. See? Don’t you feel calmer and more relaxed? We’ve all heard this set of instructions before (first time from Mom, when we were little) and dozens of times since, and probably even said it ourselves. But have you ever thought about the hidden ...


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 ...


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 ...


Healthy Alternatives from Stonefire Grill

  Market Manager Justin Lopez explains the virtues of the Sesame Glazed Salmon I’m sure that it hasn’t escaped your notice (I’ve tried but I’ve noticed!) that many of your favorite restaurants now have the calorie counts next to your favorite dishes (who knew that a Big Mac had 576 calories-yikes!). It’s enough to make ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Happiest Place in Town?

  Warren, Itsy and Bobby Ota There is a store on North Lincoln Avenue which gives Disneyland some real competition when it comes to being “the happiest place on Earth.”  At Johnny’s Sport Shop, three generations of a single family have served several generations of fishermen and women learn the art and craft of fishing ...


Women’s World: A Woman’s Gym for Mind, Body, and Soul…

Two of Women’s World’s biggest fans: Members Eileen Pisula and Mary Pene.. When Mary Pene’s father died a few years ago, she noticed that her mother became depressed and frail, affected by the lost of the person they loved the most. Her mother had to hold on to whatever she could when walking – her ...