June 7, 2011
William David Plumley, Jr. On June 1, 2011, just a few weeks short of his 87th birthday, Bill Plumley peacefully succumbed to heart disease. Bill was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on June 22, 1924. During the Depression, his family moved to Los Angeles where Bill graduated from Fremont High School in 1942. From high school, Bill enlisted in the Navy, serving in the Atlantic during World War II aboard the destroyer escorts USS...
February 9, 2011
Members of the Harlem Globetrotters on Wednesday dribbled between legs, around backs, over shoulders and through the gates of Balboa Elementary School as part of a promotion for heart-healthy lifestyles. “It is very important to let the kids know that they must include in their everyday life some type of physical activity — it could be walking, jumping rope, playing basketball — because it is good for you and it is good for the heart,” Harlem Globetrotters team member Kevin Daley said.
February 4, 2011
It might have been hard on the feet, but it was good for the heart. Dozens of women — and a few good-natured men — Thursday slipped into red, sky-high pumps and strutted their stuff at the Glendale Galleria as part of the first Go Red for Women Stiletto Strut. “They are a little uncomfortable, but I am managing,” said professional motorcycle racer Chris Clark, who had squeezed his feet into a pair of red patent heels two sizes too small. “We have got full gear; we are not afraid of falling.
February 3, 2011
Dozens of women, and a few good-natured men, Thursday slipped into red, sky-high pumps and strutted their stuff at the Glendale Galleria as part of the first Go Red for Women Stiletto Strut. “They are a little uncomfortable, but I am managing,” said professional motorcycle racer Chris Clark, who had squeezed his feet into a pair of red patent heels two sizes too small. “We have got full gear; we are not afraid of falling. We are going to be well protected.” Sponsored by the American Heart Assn.
October 13, 2010
A gala fundraiser for Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center's Chest Pain Center was topped off with a surprise announcement on Sunday that the program would receive accreditation as the first of its kind in Los Angeles County. The 23rd annual "Evening of Wine and Roses — A Tuscan Affair" raised funds for the center with an evening of Italian wine and gourmet cuisine. More than 750 people attended the festivities held outdoors on the hospital grounds. The evening began with a reception and silent auction with lavish hors d'oeuvres and specialty libations created by celebrity mixologist Jacopo Falleni.
February 25, 2010
More than 40 years ago, Congress first requested that the president designate February as American Heart Month. I am pleased to report that every year since 1964, the president has designated the month to highlight the importance of heart disease awareness and prevention. This year, I am honored to once again co-sponsor a resolution in the House of Representatives in support of the goals and ideals of American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day. This resolution, 1039, unanimously passed the House earlier this month.
February 5, 2010
Hundreds of students attended the Glendale Adventist Medical Center campus Thursday to mark National Heart Month by walking through a giant inflatable heart that demonstrated the effects of heart disease. The Mega Heart — 12 feet tall, 21 feet long and 15 feet wide — gave visitors a close-up view of healthy and diseased tissue, artificial valves and a stent, as well as the damage caused by a heart attack. Visitors entered the exhibit through the largest vein that feeds the heart, the superior vena cava, and exited through the largest artery that leaves the heart, the aorta.
August 26, 2009
This letter is in response to Eugene and Barbara Smith’s open letter to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Adam Schiff (“Health-care plan is not one we can afford,” Aug. 14) regarding their opposition to current proposed health-care reform. As self-proclaimed “influential” Democrats and senior citizens, the Smiths are certainly misinformed of the intent of the various health-care-reform proposals presented for consideration by members of their chosen political party, including Medicare reform, legislation both past and present supported by all of the government representatives they mentioned.
June 5, 2009
Dennis Corby and Leela Silver of Lifessence.org are teaching local residents how to create a healing partnership with their mind and body through a personal nutrition and supplementation program. Located inside Anthony Chiropractic, 3935 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta, the pair share how heart disease, diabetes, prostate/breast cancer and obesity, which account for 75% of health care costs, are largely preventable and even reversible. They will demonstrate that by employing an integrative program of comprehensive lifestyle changes, 90% of all heart disease, for example, can be avoided.
January 10, 2009
DOWNTOWN — A government study showing that a partial smoking ban had a dramatic effect on reducing heart attacks in a Colorado town may have implications for Glendale and Burbank, where similar ordinances have been passed in recent years, experts said. The study, published Dec. 30 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, was the first conducted over a period as long as three years and showed a sustained decrease in hospital admissions for heart attacks, said Christine Nevin-Woods, the lead researcher on the study and the director of the Pueblo City-County Health Department in Pueblo, Colo.