2013-12-19 E-Edition

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Medications can help stop blood clots

More than 2.5 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that disrupts the flow of blood through the heart. AF can cause blood clots to form and lead to a stroke. Blood thinning medications, also known as anti-coagulants, stop clots from forming and can mean the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, some people with AF still don’t take […]


Know facts about teen medicine abuse

While millions of Americans safely rely on over-the-counter cough medicine to temporarily relieve cough symptoms, approximately one out of 20 teens reports abusing it to get high. Teen medicine abuse of prescription and OTC medicines is a real problem among today’s youth. Teens access these medicines from home medicine cabinets, and mistakenly believe that abusing them is “safer” than other […]

Medicare and preventative services

You may have heard about “preventive health care,” but what does that mean? At its most basic, preventive health care means living a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy weight. And stop smoking. Like anyone else, people with Medicare can benefit from healthy living habits. And Medicare also covers a variety of screenings and tests […]

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OPHS starts e-waste program

To maintain its commitment to “green” operations, the Oak Park Unified School District is rolling out a new e-waste recycling program. Superintendent Tony Knight said the school recognizes that electronic waste and household batteries must always be recycled. “These items should never be placed in the trash as they end up in landfills, where they can leach out hazardous materials […]

City offers tax program

As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, Calabasas has joined other cities in the state to support the 2014 Free Income Tax Preparation and Family Services Initiative. Last year, the initiative was able to capture $3.7 million in federal tax credits by helping thousands of Californians file their tax returns. In addition to tax preparation services, the program […]

Students learn tolerance at Holocaust museum

Five Oak Park High School students won a prestigious opportunity from the Anti-Defamation League. Maris Paden, Rachel Cohen, Michelle Velasquez, Ben Winck and Russell Tagawa were invited to attend the ADL’s Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission in Washington, D.C. Nov. 17-20. The students, all juniors at the school, were among 100 student delegates chosen by the ADL to participate […]