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By Bruce Campbell | April 14, 2011
I was shocked to learn that nearly 1 million children in California have asthma. Did you know that asthma is the leading cause of missed school days for children? Jill Arnstein, the executive director of the American Lung Assn. in California, was the featured speaker at the Crescenta-Cañada Rotary Club meeting two weeks ago to talk about lung ailments. She spoke about the effects of lung disease on children and adults in California. She really gave an excellent, but scary, analysis of the numbers of people affected by lung diseases.
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By Jason Wells | December 30, 2008
GLENDALE — Healthcare representatives may add asthma to the list of “high profile” public health indicators for Glendale after a report earlier this year found the number of adults suffering from the respiratory affliction had jumped 105% over the last three years. As 12 subcommittees work to finalize their data sets for the forthcoming Quality of Life Indicators report, Bruce Nelson, community services director for Glendale Adventist Medical Center and chairman of the public health committee, said he would like to see asthma placed in the same category as cardiovascular disease and prenatal care when measuring the community’s health.
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By Jason Wells | May 30, 2008
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Asthma rates have increased significantly in Glendale over the past three years, city health officials were told Thursday. The rate of those 20 years old and younger who were diagnosed with asthma jumped by about 40%, and adults age 25 to 64 saw their diagnosis rate jump 105%, according to a report to the Glendale Healthier Community Coalition. Health officials did not know whether the increase was due to better reporting and diagnostic testing, or if it was related to environmental factors.
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September 18, 2013
Fourteen percent of the people commenting so far on why they are signing the online petition to ban leaf blowers in Glendale mention asthma attacks and allergies. In fact, one mother states: “The neighbors' gardener kicks up an astonishing amount of dust when they use the leaf blowers … my house looks like we are in the middle of a dust storm … I run to close the windows … so not only does it effect the outside air, but the inside air. My daughter has been admitted to the hospital twice because of her asthma, and this just sets her off immediately.
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By By Vince Lovato | December 27, 2005
Cash to be used to help elementary school asthmatics by providing help and medication.The Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Memorial Hospital will use a $40,000 grant from the city of Glendale to identify elementary-school student asthmatics and provide them with medication, equipment and instruction. Carmen Rezak, director of women's services at Glendale Memorial Hospital, wrote the grant proposal for the "Live to Breathe, Breathe to Live" program, which will begin on Jan. 15. "Glendale Memorial will help with asthma management classes and supply us with peak-flow meters and inhalers," said Carol Reynolds, coordinator of integrated health programs for the district.
NEWS
June 24, 2000
Marlene Hitt Headline from Sept. 27, 1973: "Tug Boat Once Dock in Tujunga" and another, undated, "Captain Charlie Farr's Ship Condemned; Docked Near Samoa Street In Tujunga." Some people remember Charlie Farr's home. The words of the accompanying article are perfect as is, "Tujunga has always been a town of individualists. Ever since the early days, her residents have gone about with their heads in the air and 'walked alone,"' if that seemed the way to further their ideas.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | May 11, 2012
A local business owner is taking a cue from reality TV personality Kim Kardashian and entering the “mayor's race” in Glendale, hoping to attract some of the attention Kardashian did, but for a different reason. Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy in Glendale, doesn't want to hold public office - at least not right now. Instead, she wants to wage a campaign to support Glendale Healthy Kids, which provides health services to local needy children. All contributions for her “mayoral” bid will go to the local organization.
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January 3, 2009
CITY HALL Healthcare representatives may add asthma to the list of “high-profile” public health indicators for Glendale after a report earlier this year found the number of adults suffering from the respiratory affliction had jumped 105% over the last three years. As 12 subcommittees work to finalize their data sets for the forthcoming Quality of Life Indicators report, Bruce Nelson, community services director for Glendale Adventist Medical Center and chairman of the public health committee, said he would like to see asthma placed in the same category as cardiovascular disease and prenatal care when measuring the community’s health.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | November 23, 2009
WALNUT — In the realm of area cross-country, traditions of excellence have most assuredly taken a hit this season. Unfortunately for those on the bright stage of the CIF Southern Section finals on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College, that trend continued. St. Francis High junior Kyle Palazzolo, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep’s girls’ team all came up short in their bids for state entrances, as only Flintridge Prep’s boys’ cross-country team remains standing, advancing to next week’s CIF-State Meet with a sixth-place finish in the Division V championship that was good enough to keep the Rebels going, but certainly a change from the top-three finishes the program is accustomed to. “For this team it’s been difficult, they’re sort of chasing down a tradition,” said Rebels Coach Ingrid Herskind, whose team, which finished second in state a year ago and third at CIF, has won multiple state championships and has been a top-three team in the division season after season.
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September 18, 2013
Fourteen percent of the people commenting so far on why they are signing the online petition to ban leaf blowers in Glendale mention asthma attacks and allergies. In fact, one mother states: “The neighbors' gardener kicks up an astonishing amount of dust when they use the leaf blowers … my house looks like we are in the middle of a dust storm … I run to close the windows … so not only does it effect the outside air, but the inside air. My daughter has been admitted to the hospital twice because of her asthma, and this just sets her off immediately.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | May 11, 2012
A local business owner is taking a cue from reality TV personality Kim Kardashian and entering the “mayor's race” in Glendale, hoping to attract some of the attention Kardashian did, but for a different reason. Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy in Glendale, doesn't want to hold public office - at least not right now. Instead, she wants to wage a campaign to support Glendale Healthy Kids, which provides health services to local needy children. All contributions for her “mayoral” bid will go to the local organization.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bruce Campbell | April 14, 2011
I was shocked to learn that nearly 1 million children in California have asthma. Did you know that asthma is the leading cause of missed school days for children? Jill Arnstein, the executive director of the American Lung Assn. in California, was the featured speaker at the Crescenta-Cañada Rotary Club meeting two weeks ago to talk about lung ailments. She spoke about the effects of lung disease on children and adults in California. She really gave an excellent, but scary, analysis of the numbers of people affected by lung diseases.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | November 23, 2009
WALNUT — In the realm of area cross-country, traditions of excellence have most assuredly taken a hit this season. Unfortunately for those on the bright stage of the CIF Southern Section finals on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College, that trend continued. St. Francis High junior Kyle Palazzolo, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep’s girls’ team all came up short in their bids for state entrances, as only Flintridge Prep’s boys’ cross-country team remains standing, advancing to next week’s CIF-State Meet with a sixth-place finish in the Division V championship that was good enough to keep the Rebels going, but certainly a change from the top-three finishes the program is accustomed to. “For this team it’s been difficult, they’re sort of chasing down a tradition,” said Rebels Coach Ingrid Herskind, whose team, which finished second in state a year ago and third at CIF, has won multiple state championships and has been a top-three team in the division season after season.
NEWS
January 3, 2009
CITY HALL Healthcare representatives may add asthma to the list of “high-profile” public health indicators for Glendale after a report earlier this year found the number of adults suffering from the respiratory affliction had jumped 105% over the last three years. As 12 subcommittees work to finalize their data sets for the forthcoming Quality of Life Indicators report, Bruce Nelson, community services director for Glendale Adventist Medical Center and chairman of the public health committee, said he would like to see asthma placed in the same category as cardiovascular disease and prenatal care when measuring the community’s health.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | December 30, 2008
GLENDALE — Healthcare representatives may add asthma to the list of “high profile” public health indicators for Glendale after a report earlier this year found the number of adults suffering from the respiratory affliction had jumped 105% over the last three years. As 12 subcommittees work to finalize their data sets for the forthcoming Quality of Life Indicators report, Bruce Nelson, community services director for Glendale Adventist Medical Center and chairman of the public health committee, said he would like to see asthma placed in the same category as cardiovascular disease and prenatal care when measuring the community’s health.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | May 30, 2008
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Asthma rates have increased significantly in Glendale over the past three years, city health officials were told Thursday. The rate of those 20 years old and younger who were diagnosed with asthma jumped by about 40%, and adults age 25 to 64 saw their diagnosis rate jump 105%, according to a report to the Glendale Healthier Community Coalition. Health officials did not know whether the increase was due to better reporting and diagnostic testing, or if it was related to environmental factors.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | December 27, 2005
Cash to be used to help elementary school asthmatics by providing help and medication.The Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Memorial Hospital will use a $40,000 grant from the city of Glendale to identify elementary-school student asthmatics and provide them with medication, equipment and instruction. Carmen Rezak, director of women's services at Glendale Memorial Hospital, wrote the grant proposal for the "Live to Breathe, Breathe to Live" program, which will begin on Jan. 15. "Glendale Memorial will help with asthma management classes and supply us with peak-flow meters and inhalers," said Carol Reynolds, coordinator of integrated health programs for the district.
NEWS
June 24, 2000
Marlene Hitt Headline from Sept. 27, 1973: "Tug Boat Once Dock in Tujunga" and another, undated, "Captain Charlie Farr's Ship Condemned; Docked Near Samoa Street In Tujunga." Some people remember Charlie Farr's home. The words of the accompanying article are perfect as is, "Tujunga has always been a town of individualists. Ever since the early days, her residents have gone about with their heads in the air and 'walked alone,"' if that seemed the way to further their ideas.
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