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Q >> What is my blood pressure supposed to be? My doctor wants to add another medicine even though the readings I’m getting at home were within the range she advised at my last appointment. She seems to be telling me different things since last year.

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Q: I am obese and have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. My doctor keeps telling me that I am killing myself with my diet and sedentary lifestyle, and I try but I can’t change. I don’t have the willpower to change my diet, or the motivation to exercise. I enjoy watching te…

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Have you ever watched the PBS program called Finding Your Roots with Henry Lewis Gates? When I did, I was amazed to find participants gobsmacked by the facts Gates discovered about their ancestors.

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 In the late 60’s, Beverly Palmer was a doctoral student in the counseling psychology department at Ohio State; she was fascinated by the mystery of love, and she wasn’t alone. Centuries before, Aristotle, Plato, and Shakespeare wrote about the subject, and Oscar Wilde even said, “The myster…

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Q: I often anxious or depressed during the holidays. I compensate by justifying overeating and indulging in more sweets and alcohol than usual. Unfortunately, it seems like overindulging in the holiday cheer isn’t working for me. I just feel more moody and depressed. I’d like to start the ne…

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When her mother died from complications with rheumatoid arthritis and other health-related issues in her early sixties, Beverly Beatty became passionate about helping senior citizens improve their quality of life.

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Geoff Wainwright was vacationing with family and friends near Park City, Utah, when he fell while wakeboarding and broke his shoulder.

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Boeing employees recently volunteered to help beautify the native plant demonstration garden, which serves as a model of drought tolerant gardening at the White Point Nature Education Center and Preserve. The event was part of their Global Month of Service. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Co…

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Rolling Hills Estates Pepper Tree Foundation and UCLA Health hosts the 34th annual Hills Are Alive 10K/5K Run – 5K Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday. Register at www.active.com. Forms can also be accessed at www.RollingHillsEstatesCA.gov and at RHE City Hall during regular business hours. The fee is $…

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Linda Mona has lived with an auto-immune condition that caused her to start using a wheelchair when she was a teenager.

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As a three-time cancer survivor, Kathy Borgida understands how easily cancer treatment can damage a patient’s appearance and energy, but she has also learned that the disease threatens self-esteem — often a key ingredient for a successful recovery.

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Novas, a volunteer program for high school students offered through Torrance Memorial Medical Center, celebrates fourteen high school seniors who have served over 3,800 hours throughout their four years. Beginning in the 9th grade, students work throughout the year supporting the medical cen…

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Karen Sielbeck, a registered nurse who lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, has been named Chief Nurse Executive for Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center. Sielbeck began in her new role May 11 overseeing nursing and the provision of nursing care in the medical facility.

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Harbor Community Clinic in San Pedro has been awarded $3,000 from the Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes-Board of Christian Action in Palos Verdes Estates for asthma medications for pediatric patients, a report said. The funds will help children of very low-income families in the Harbor are…

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Greg Parks was riding his bicycle in Rancho Palos Verdes on a warm, mid-August afternoon. Parks had enjoyed a picturesque beach wedding and raced in the Ironman triathlon during his New Zealand honeymoon just within the last year.

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Q: I love to run, but it seems like one problem after another. I developed anterior knee pain first, then plantar fasciitis, now shin splints. I have had to cut down on my mileage, and sometimes take long breaks to recover so I’m getting out of shape. I’ve tried taping, bracing, ibuprofen, i…

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Once a former Broadway performer, Jaquelin Leizs, right, sings happily with hospice volunteers. The 89 year-old Palos Verdes Estates resident, who has end-stage dementia and blindness, perks up when visited by the volunteers who play piano and sing songs with her. Pictured with Leizs, from l…

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Former Broadway singer, now under hospice care, finds solace in music