Health

Ask The Pharmacist

 Q: My nose is constantly congested; I think it is allergies. I am using an over-the-counter nose spray to help me breathe. It works for a while, but the congestion has been going on for weeks. Is there something else I can try?   A: It sounds to me like you have rebound congestion. This occurs […]

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Shannon Farar-Griefer

Ultrarunning Is the Best Medicine. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, ages and backgrounds. Their lives often begin inauspiciously. They frequently overcome great hurdles and somehow not only survive, but thrive in a less-than-optimal environment. Calabasas resident, wife, mother, ultramarathoner, MS warrior, inspirational speaker, business owner, former fitness model, health advocate, and real-life hero […]

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Fit & Fabulous

BARRE BODY PILATES BY THE SHARP METHOD The SHARP Method at Barre Body Pilates offers 50-minute classes designed to change your body and your life. Their unique group barre classes combine traditional barre and Pilates-inspired movements with sweat-inducing, body-contorting exercises from ballet, gymnastics, professional athletics, sport techniques, weight training, and yoga. Classes also incorporate TRX, […]

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Tips to Feel Good and Healthy for Summer

  Drink more water – Increase your energy, promote weight loss, flush out toxins, improve your skin complexion, and in-crease your water intake. Chill out with cryotherapy – A pain treatment using a method of freezing temperatures (-160 to -300 degrees) to pro-mote burning calories, reducing inflammation, and easing muscle pain. Try a Reiki treatment […]

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Ask the Pediatrican

Practically speaking, without avoiding the outdoors, how can I protect my child’s skin from sun? Skin safety and skin cancer prevention is important year round, but especially during the summer when children spend hours on end outdoors. In Calabasas, it’s practically impossible to avoid the sun, but the following tips can help you safely enjoy […]

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Hike in Nature for a Healthy Body and Soul

Hiking in nature has been shown to boost the immune system, increase energy levels, and even improve sleep. It strengthens the body, heals the soul, and challenges the mind to push on and bravely face one’s fears of heading into the unknown. We are so lucky to live in Southern California, where there are countless […]

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California Spine and Pain Institute: Relieving Pain

Whoever came up with the slogan “no pain, no gain” clearly never experienced its chronic consequences. Many of us have suffered, or will suffer, from debilitating pain, the kind that makes performing even the simplest tasks a struggle. Appropriately named after the Greek goddess of revenge, Poine, pain from injury or disease certainly feels like […]

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Ask the Pediatrician

Will allergies for children be severe this spring after the rainfall? Although we really needed the rain, the growing grasses and trees did bring more pollen and more springtime allergies. Allergic kids will have more itchy and runny noses and eyes, sneezing, nose rubbing, and coughing-all symptoms of allergic rhinitis (aka hay fever). Nasal allergies […]

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