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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com and By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 3, 2013
Glendale is partnering with a local nonprofit to fill the void left by the downsizing of youth and family services offered by City Hall due to ongoing budget constraints.  The nonprofit All for Health, Health for All already operates three clinics in the city, but starting in April it will begin offering drug and addiction programs aimed at local teens at the Cedar House, a historic bungalow owned by the city in Central Glendale. The move may not seem huge, but City Manager Scott Ochoa said it represents a shift in how the city approaches meeting the needs of the community with fewer dollars to go around.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | October 19, 2012
I have a friend who swears she healed her son's serious brain injury with food. Antioxidants, omega-3s, pure proteins - she found them in blueberries, eggs and other nutrition-packed foods and helped pave his road to health. Even if you're not recuperating from a bike accident, eating nutrient-rich foods is always a good idea. But wait, I'm not a doctor. I'm a restaurant reviewer. That's why I'm excited to have found Da Juice Bar, where my desire to increase personal health and vitality can rest easy with my love of good food.
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By Anthony Kim | April 24, 2007
GLENDALE — The largest health fair the Glendale Unified School District has held for its employees in years drew a minuscule crowd Monday at the district's Professional Development Center. "If everything is fine, everything is quiet," said Catherine Klapper, the school district's account manager for Blue Shield of California. Blue Shield is the district's health insurance carrier. Complacency or apathy may be some of the reasons district employees did not show up, Klapper said.
NEWS
September 27, 2003
Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Thursday will host a community forum on the state of health in Armenia. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. with a film synopsis of Armenia presented by Kohar Kesian, a nurse at Glendale Adventist. A handful of guests will speak about health in Armenia, highlighted by the guest of honor, Norayr Tavityan, the Minister of Health for the Republic of Armenia. Tavityan will give an update on health care in Armenia. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
NEWS
May 7, 2001
Josh Goldstein GLENDALE -- Catching his breath after making "pretty good time," doing 6.2 miles in about 57 minutes, runner John Hasley was glad his knees held out. Casual runs like Sunday's "Just for the Health of It" 5K & 10K run/walk at Verdugo Park allows serious athletes tack on extra experience and gives those just wanting to have fun to do just that, said Hasley, a Duarte resident who has run in four marathons....
NEWS
October 5, 2002
Gov. Gray Davis has signed into law a bill by state Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) and Assemblyman Rod Pacheco (R-Riverside) designed to reduce health risks to children who are carrying heavy backpacks. AB 2532 requires the State Board of Education to adopt maximum weight standards for elementary and secondary school textbooks. Many experts have recommended children not carry more than 10% to 15% of their body weight on their backs, but studies have shown most children carry backpacks that weigh more than 20% of their body weight.
THE818NOW
By Mary Catherine Holcomb | July 18, 2011
Eating healthy helps you shrink your waistline but it can also shrink your wallet. During my long runs down Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, I am constantly running by places that boast a line of healthy and organic foods. Finally, I visited one of those places, Full O' Life Natural Foods Market and Restaurant. Good food? Check. Steep prices? Double check. While I was in line to pay $15 for two items, another customer bought two half-gallons of milk that totaled $15, as well.
NEWS
March 20, 2003
HEAD START RESOLUTION WHAT HAPPENED The City Council passed a resolution supporting fund reauthorization of the Head Start program under the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The resolution opposes President Bush's proposal to shift funding from local schools and organizations to state governments. The proposal would also move the program from Health and Human Services to the Department of Education. Head Start provides educational, health and family support services to low-income families and children 5 and younger.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
It is disgraceful that the Glendale News-Press ran an editorial in favor of the Affordable Care Act ( “Affordable Care Act is good for our health,” Oct. 19 ). It is neither affordable nor about care. Now everyone must carry insurance which covers them for useless services that most people do not need or want. This reveals Obamacare for what it actually is: a wealth redistribution scheme. America continues to sink into another stage of totalitarianism. Repeal of the ACA must be America's No. 1 priority.
NEWS
February 25, 2005
Vatican officials are touting the Pope's recent suffering as an example of a willingness to suffer in the face of health problems and a modern society that believes medicine must cure all. Monsignor Elio Sgreccia, the Vatican's chief bioethicist, reportedly said recently that medicine has become unmanageable because it can't fulfill the desires of consumers for perfect health. Do you think we've gotten carried with a so-called "religion of health" -- too carried away with an idea that modern medicine must cure all?
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 25, 2014
Prosecutors have filed attempted-murder charges against a male transient from Santa Monica who is accused of stabbing a woman in the chest at a busy Glendale intersection . Michael Caudill, 53, appeared in a Glendale courtroom Tuesday to be arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault with deadly weapon, but the proceeding was postponed, according to court officials. Caudill, who is being held on $1-million bail, is instead scheduled to appear April 8 in the Mental Health Courthouse in Los Angeles, where a judge will likely assign a court-appointed doctor to evaluate him and determine whether he is fit to face trial.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 21, 2014
The Doctors House Museum in Brand Park has seen a steady increase in visitors since 2009, added a new vintage clothing curator and will bring back some successful events from the past, according to a new report about the museum - the first compiled in four years. The number of annual visitors rose from 1,585 in 2009 to 2,678 in 2012, but dipped slightly to 2,411 last year, said Assistant Museum Director Peter Rusch during a meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission on Monday.
NEWS
By Ray Richmond | February 1, 2014
I'm supposed to write a column right now, but as I type these words my brother Len is fighting for his life at home battling AIDS. It's tough for me to think of a whole lot else. So please indulge me. Len has never set foot in Burbank or Glendale as far as I know. He doesn't drive despite having lived in Southern California his entire life - presently in Santa Monica. The Valley is too gauche for him. So are most things. Like sports. And heterosexuals. At least, most heterosexuals.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 26, 2013
Glendale Unified has hired a psychological services provider to work full-time between Rosemont Middle School and Crescenta Valley High School to offer mental health support for students, thanks to a large donation to the school district. Glendale Unified created the position only a few weeks ago after a Glendale resident donated $66,000 to help the school district provide mental health services through June. Sam Solakyan learned there was a need for mental health services for students in La Crescenta from Sharon Townsend, executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 26, 2013
Before he was a teenager, Joseph Cordova's mother had died, he was living with his alcoholic grandmother and suffering from serious dental problems that tore down his confidence - and could have eventually led to life-threatening health problems. His front two teeth were chipped terribly. He had missing teeth and the ones that were in his mouth were crooked and riddled with cavities. And he had problems with his gums. However, with the help of Glendale Healthy Kids, a local pastor and a dentist at USC, Cordova now has a smile he is proud of and he's venturing into a real estate career.
NEWS
By Randy L. Goulet | December 24, 2013
There is no question that there are problems in our public schools that our politicians, teachers, and parents are not willing to address. With another school shooting in Littleton, Colo. and gun-safety laws going nowhere, the need for increased funding for national mental health services in our children's academic institutions should be a priority. Passage of the Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013 would be a step in the right direction to address this urgent issue. As reported by the National PTA, in our country alone one out of five children and adolescents suffer from mental health issues, with over 70% of them going untreated because they either cannot afford care, lack access, or do not know anyone they can turn to for help.
COMMUNITY
By Ruth Sowby | November 26, 2013
“It's a Mustache Bash! It's big. It's stylish.” That was the flier's catchy description of last Friday's event at Katsuya Restaurant at the Americana at Brand. The gimmick was that party-goers were encouraged to come dressed as a character who sports a 'stache. A mere $20 gave you two drinks, unlimited sushi, sliders and mini-cupcakes - the perfect menu for happy hour. At the event's 7 p.m. start, about 80 guests were expected. A live DJ kept the action hoppin'. A “Do-It-Yourself Mustache” station allowed easy access to paper mustaches if you left yours at home.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
It is disgraceful that the Glendale News-Press ran an editorial in favor of the Affordable Care Act ( “Affordable Care Act is good for our health,” Oct. 19 ). It is neither affordable nor about care. Now everyone must carry insurance which covers them for useless services that most people do not need or want. This reveals Obamacare for what it actually is: a wealth redistribution scheme. America continues to sink into another stage of totalitarianism. Repeal of the ACA must be America's No. 1 priority.
COMMUNITY
By Ruth Sowby | November 19, 2013
Nobody can throw a Thanksgiving Luncheon like the women in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Armenian American Medical Society, made up primarily of doctors' wives. The Brandview Banquet Hall on Harvard Street was the sparkling setting for lunch and honors this past Saturday. Volunteer extraordinaire Sonia Nersissian received the group's Spirit of Life Award in front of 250 women who gave this dynamo a standing ovation. Among Nersissian's accomplishments was raising money for a laptop and van so that a doctor could go to Armenian villages and take care of poor children with epilepsy.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 4, 2013
The fourth annual Glendale Health Fair packed the Glendale Civic Auditorium on Saturday, as more than 1,000 attendees came to take advantage of free health services. Throughout the auditorium, free screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, dental and vision drew attendees. But the longest line by far was for free flu shots. Fred Dray, while waiting for his flu shot, said that he was going to have his cholesterol level checked and more, because without health insurance, this was his best opportunity.
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