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  • In Theory: Miracles for Money?

    They come to be healed. They are people afflicted with everything from paralysis, cancer to blindness. Some travel great distances for a promise to be healed instantly in the name of Jesus Christ. ABC's "Nightline" this week aired a report titled "Turning...
  • Small Wonders: Run for the Roses of the world

    "When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better." — Maya Angelou According to the American Cancer...
  • In Theory: Should we be allowed to choose to die?

    Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
  • Volunteer receives national honor

    For his volunteer service, James Lui, an IT administrator for ARAMARK Uniform Services in Burbank, recently received a Gold Jefferson Award for Public Service — one of the nation’s top honors for community service and volunteerism. As a board...
  • Small Wonders: Life and the Crayon box

    With so much wrong in the world today — the Dodgers' disintegration and Arnold's improprieties, Weiner's lewd tweets and Sarah's revisionist history — I've been looking for something uplifting to read to take my mind off the dark and...
  • Faith and Life: The unhealthy view of sex

    Our society and media have done a great deal to taint and perversely hardwire our brains for an unhealthy view of sex. In treating men and women in my practice who struggle with sex addiction or pornography — or who are simply are still stuck with...
  • In Theory: Can people be possessed?

    In Theory Question: A group of Catholic bishops gathered in Baltimore last week to examine what scripture and canon law have to say about exorcism. According to CNN's Belief Blog, bishops will look at what the Bible says, "paying careful attention to...
  • La Cañada tops county's life expectancy list

    La Cañada tops county's life expectancy list
    La Cañada Flintridge topped the list of average life expectancies in Los Angeles County, according to a report released this week. La Cañadans can expect to live an average life span of 87.8 years — 4.1 years longer than La Crescenta-Montrose...
  • Marching down a solid path

    Marching down a solid path
    Several area Girl Scouts are seeing a longtime dream come true today as participants in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. The young women have all received their Gold Award, the organization’s highest in honor, qualifying them for the...
  • Local area scores well in hospital study

    Local area scores well in hospital study
    Residents of Glendale, Burbank and nearby areas are less likely to be admitted to hospitals for preventable medical problems than other California residents, according to a new state study. The study, commissioned by the California Office of Statewide...
  • Balancing act

    Balancing act
    Sitting upon an inflatable plastic pillow on her chair, 76-year-old Lyn Joyce picked up a 4-pound medicine ball and lifted it across her body as if she were swinging a golf club. "You really have to fight for your balance," the La Crescenta resident...
  • Doctors supplement income via drug companies

    A cardiologist, endocrinologist, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner and allergist. These five medical professionals in Burbank and Glendale may have different specialties, but they have one source of income in common — drug companies. Since 2009, 33...