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“Miracle Salve” review

by Min.Saffron Lost Coast Pain Relief Salve really works! This light feeling ointment with a pleasant familiar smell is a must try for muscle relaxation, and with only six natural ingredients, it’s organic as well! I threw my back out delivering newspapers on my bike and could barely move. Within hours of application I felt...

New Healthcare Law Provisions Take Effect Amid Controversy

By Roger Linnett This is part of a continuing series, summarizing recently activated benefits that are part of the Afford- able Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. These new provisions were based on a 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which relied on inde- pendent...

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries’ Future Up in Smoke

By Anne Alvarez and Greta Cobar On July 24, L.A. City council members voted unanimously to ban medical marijuana dispensaries citywide. The ordinance did not initially receive a unanimous vote, as Councilperson Paul Koretz (who backed an opposing plan, which would have allowed up to 182 dispensaries that existed prior to 2007) voted against it. However,...

Cannabis is in the Weeds

By Anne Alvarez A ban on medical marijuana dispensaries introduced by Councilmember Jose Huizar was approved by the Los Angeles City Council committee on May 29 and final voting was to take place on June 22. However, due to key Council members’ absences, voting was postponed until July 24. Huizar had originally proposed a closure of...

Stop Drinking Soda

By Marisa Peck Sometimes feeling our best involves doing more, and sometime it involves doing less. We are going to focus on a friendly foe in our midst; a culprit who offends both personal health and also the health of our planet. I am talking about our beloved soda pop. Commercial soft drink products typically...

Health Care Coming This Year!

By Roger Linnett The following is part of a continuing series, summarizing the benefits that will go into effect in 2012 as part of the Affordable Care Act. Unless otherwise noted, benefits take effect as of Jan. 1. As in the previous article, benefits are categorized under three headings: Increasing Access to Affordable Care Accountable...

Breast Cancer Event on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Oct. 7

By Janet Gervers The Harlot Salon is hosting a Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Friday, October 7, 6-10 p.m. with proceeds donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The event will occur during the popular Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays event in Venice and will consist of three fun ways to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and...

Health Care in 2011

By Roger Linnett The following is part of a continuing series, summarizing the benefits that will go into effect in 2011 as part of the Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010. The first article appeared in the September, 2010, issue. Unless otherwise noted, benefits take effect as of Jan. 1....

New Healthcare Law Provisions Take Effect

By Roger Linnett Many new aspects of the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act, which the president signed on March 23, 2010, are now in effect and much more soon will be. The major features of the new law are: It makes insurance more affordable by providing the largest middle class tax cut for health...

Nearly half of Venice homeless have serious health problems

St. Joseph’s Center has released a one-year update on its health vulnerability report on Venice homeless people. The study has been expanded to include those living in vehicles. Interviews show that 31 percent had been housed in Venice before becoming homeless. Last year, St. Joseph’s surveyed 222 people living on Venice streets and determined that...
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