Health and Wellness

Doctor’s vision helps treat glaucoma

COMMENTARY /// Aye, aye doc


A lady came to our office with her daughter. On examination of the mother, we found she had glaucoma and had lost a lot of vision due to the disease. The daughter asked if she was predisposed to developing glaucoma and was there anything she could do to prevent it. This led us to educate her on the various nuances […]

Adventists host free talk on anti-aging, longevity

Television pastor John Bradshaw of “It Is Written” and Thousand Oaks nutritionist Dr. John Westerdahl will give a presentation titled “Anti-Aging Secrets” at 12:45 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 at Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road. The two-hour program will discuss the scientific and practical lifestyle approaches to longevity and anti-aging. A complementary vegetarian luncheon featuring foods and […]

Pets must deal with weighty issues too



The obesity epidemic is not just a human problem but a pet problem, too. Yes, some cats and dogs are just naturally bigger and not fat. But, as with humans, if the animal follows a poor diet and doesn’t exercise regularly, it can be expected to gain weight. Today I am talking with Darlene Geekie, a registered veterinary technician with […]

One stop shop for wellness

Area seniors can discover what wellness and health-related services are available for them locally at the free 2019 Wellness Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 16 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The theme for 2019 is A World of Wellness. The annual event gathers over 50 local businesses and public […]

Next stop for boys is Bakersfield

NUMBER ONE—Team Columbia is the U-10 winner of the fall AYSO area tournament. Johnny Matz, middle, scored the winning goal in the championship game. Team Columbia had several shutout matches during the tournament, which featured the best teams from Malibu, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks. In the six-game tourney, the boys scored 33 goals. The team […]

Kick off new year with sports leagues

Healthy exercise for boys and girls

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s winter 2019 coed Jr. NBA Basketball League. The season kicks off with a free basketball clinic held on Sundays, Jan. 6 through 27 at the Los Cerritos Middle School Gym, 2100 E. Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. The clinic is open to ages 5 and 6 […]

Free workshop on Alzheimer’s, dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free program on Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia from 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 10 at Oxnard Family Circle, 2100 Outlet Center Drive, Ste. 380, Oxnard, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tues., Jan. 15 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. The program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia will […]

Look and feel good during workouts

The right kind of apparel can make a difference



When it comes to clothing, people embrace different styles— even when exercising. Whether you do aerobics or yoga, play tennis or go cycling, there are specific togs made for each activity. So how do you pick what to wear? Some choices are common sense. Even a novice cyclist can understand that padded bike shorts will add an extra degree of […]

Speaker series on health and wellness

VOS Center for Jewish Life will present a three-part Health and Wellness Speaker Series at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Valley Outreach Synagogue, 26668 Agoura Road Calabasas.The first lecture of the year will take place Jan. 15. Dr. Marc Milstin will present “The Link Between the Brain, the Gut and Your Health, including Alzheimer’s.” The […]

Meals on Wheels takes gifts to the homebound



Meals on Wheels delivers wellbalanced meals to homebound seniors on every day of the year except Christmas, but that isn’t stopping them from still serving up the holiday cheer. During the days leading up to Christmas, volunteers for the Westlake-based Meals on Wheels will be dropping off small gifts to clients in addition to the healthy, well-balanced meals that are […]


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