Health and Wellness

Early detection eases treatment for cervical cancer

COMMENTARY /// Cancer awareness


It is important to be aware of cervical cancer and how it may affect a woman’s health. All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but it generally occurs most often in women over 30. Long-lasting infection with certain types of human papillomavirus is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is a common virus that is passed from one […]

Educators have a Hero’s Heart

Los Robles Health System’s Hero’s Heart Award honors local elementary, middle and high school teachers. The award is accompanied by a $1,000 prize: $750 benefits the teacher’s classroom and school; $250 is donated to a nonprofit of the educator’s choice. The award is a thank-you to local schools and community members that sent in meal donations, cards, encouraging notes and […]

Scientists debate origins of COVID-19



Many scientists point to a wet market in Wuhan, China, as ground zero for the COVID-19 pandemic. They believe the virus jumped from bats to other species, then made the leap to humans when infected animals sold as food were consumed by shoppers. But the authors of a new book are questioning that theory and looking into whether the pandemic […]

Missionaries feed the body, feed the soul for betterment of community

Couple bakes cake as way to make connection


Devotion to Jesus and a love of baking led a married Camarillo couple to a unique calling in Africa. Richard and Karen Lee have worked as Baptist missionaries for 21 years but at first had no idea the role cake would play in their efforts to spread the Gospel. Richard Lee, 61, grew up attending First Baptist Church in Camarillo […]

New technology is key to recovery

Elena Veytsman did not have a name until she was 7 months old. Doctors in Azerbaijani, Turkey, told her mother that the little girl, born premature, would not survive due to a hole in her heart. Veytsman was born with ventricular septal defect, a birth defect comprising a hole in the wall that separates the two lower chambers of the […]

Car show delivers supplies to local food bank

Y gets lifeguard assistance

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA will receive a $70,000 grant from PoolCorp to help fund the Y’s Safety Around Water program and to pay for the training of its lifeguards. PoolCorp representatives will present the YMCA with a check at 11 a.m. Mon., Nov. 22 at the Yarrow Family Y, 31105 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. The program teaches […]

Pfizer shot ready for kids

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children ages 5 to 11 and is available in Ventura County through the Ventura County Public Health Department. Families can contact their medical provider for information about the inoculation. The children’s vaccine is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup […]

Vaccine clinic offered for LVUSD youth

COVID vaccines for children 5 to 11 years of age have received authorization from the Center for Disease Control and the Food & Drug Administration. The Las Virgenes Unified School District will host a shot clinic for district students and children of LVUSD staff, ages 5 to 11, on Sat., Nov. 13 at A.E. Wright Middle School. Event parking will […]

Superheroes all around


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