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Health center offers help for stroke survivors

Celene Vargas Staff Writer Stroke survivors and their loved ones gathered to learn more about strokes and share experiences Saturday at the Pomona Valley Health Center for Stroke Awareness Day. The event was a day filled with preventative information, aftercare information and support. Steven Marquez, a Fontana resident, is a stroke survivor. He spoke before an audience of more than 50 people about... 

Student lives with diabetes

Student lives with diabetes
Freshmen biology major Sariah Abid was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010 and wears a Medtronic pump that provides her with insulin so that her body can process carbohydrates as energy. Her passion is cheering and she recently made the University of La Verne cheer team. Abid has hopes of going into the medical field, specializing in surgery or anesthesiology. / photo by Bailey Maguire Kellie Galentine Online... 

Fuhrman reviews principles of nutritarian diet

Emily Lau Metro Editor Best-selling author and family physician Dr. Joel Fuhrman addressed the health benefits and importance of eating a nutritarian diet to students and faculty members through Skype Thursday in the Arts and Communications Building. As a physician, Fuhrman is dedicated to persuading people to adopt a nutritarian diet, which is what he calls a diet that contains foods that are dense... 

Supplements should be consumed cautiously

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor The dietary supplement industry is booming with reported sales reaching $13 billion in 2013, but there is a common public misperception on how these supplements really affect human bodies. According to the Food and Drug Administration, dietary supplements are intended to add further nutritional value to the diet and can be in tablet, capsule, softgel, liquid or powder form. Vitamins,... 

Durant promotes healthy lifestyle

Durant promotes healthy lifestyle
Matt Durant, director of strength and conditioning, trained members of the women’s soccer team Tuesday. Durant demonstrates a core strengthening and control exercise, using a weight plate. He has been the University’s head strength and conditioning coach for 13 years. Durant is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USA Weightlifting level one club coach. He demonstrates... 

Turning resolutions into realities

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer With the new year comes new resolutions and a desire for change, and according to a University of Scranton psychology study, the No. 1 New Year’s resolution for 2015 is weight loss. It can be difficult maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but this can be made easier with effective weight loss methods. “You should always have a goal,” said Matt Durant, director of strength... 

Anti-vaxx ignorance still rampant

Since the measles outbreak at Disneyland in December, there have been 121 cases of measles reported in the United States between Jan. 1 and Feb. 6. The question that comes to mind is why would a disease that has previously been eradicated by successful vaccinations make a comeback in 2015? The answer: the ignorance of anti-vaxxers. According to the CDC, measles is a highly contagious airborne disease... 

West Nile virus goes local

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District identified West Nile virus on Aug. 12 in La Verne. Mosquito traps were placed in Golden Hills Wilderness Park and tested positive for the virus. The virus is transmitted from the bite of infected mosquitos, which originally become infected after biting diseased birds. “We have had a light year with West Nile... 

Community concerned about MERS

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, recognized the potential global spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome when the first reported case in the U.S. was identified on May 2. MERS is a viral respiratory illness that causes those who are infected to develop severe acute respiratory illness. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. So far... 

5K run promotes healthy lifestyle

5K run promotes healthy lifestyle
Participants of the Cinco de Mayo Run begin the course on the horse racetrack of the Fairplex on Saturday. The course spanned 5K of the Fairplex grounds, ending back on the racetrack where the Mariachi Conservatory from Boyle Heights played and cold beer awaited runners. Each participant received a shirt before the run with the slogan “A Race Every Juan Can Run” on the back, and at the finish line,... 
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