FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Jennifer Valentine's colleague, longtime friend and neighbor Rebecca McCormack picked her up early at her home in York, South Carolina, for a ride to the airport. The oncology technicians at a cancer center were off to a conference in Salt Lake City.
While free expression is a fundamental right we all cherish, it is crucial to acknowledge when certain expressions cross the line into harmful rhetoric that perpetuates division and impedes progress.
In order to insure and protect its clients the compliance officer at every investment bank and brokerage is barred from trading in individual stocks. Why then is it legal for members of congress, charged with setting the laws and regulations of the investment community, not held to the same high standards of impartiality?
THURSDAY, June 1, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- At a CPR class in Spanish in central Virginia, some members of the Latino community say they recognize that the technique can save someone whose heart stops beating. But they acknowledge that fear and uncertainty might keep them from providing critical care.
I want to thank everyone who together helped Feeding It Forward become more than ever dreamed of when I started this four-and-a-half years ago.
In 1968, Napa County citizens had the wisdom and foresight to implement the first Ag Preserve in the nation. Probably no one dreamt that it would be so successful, becoming both an agricultural oasis and the backbone of the local economy.
WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Melanie Wickersheim has no memory of the first time her heart gave her trouble. She was an infant, and her pediatric myocarditis – an inflammation of the muscular walls of the heart – resolved before she was old enough to know anything had ever been wrong.
I much appreciate the Napa city government deciding to forgo the expensive and explosive fireworks for our Fourth of July celebration.
Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer of older Americans, with Black and Hispanic people at higher risk. Despite medical advances, researchers say, disparities are expected to worsen in the coming decades.
Unless you’ve been living under a mortgage-free rock for the past few months, you’ve likely seen and heard a lot about the failures of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and First Republic Bank, and the worrisome instability gripping the banking system. How did this happen?
The article "Jennifer Garner hosts St. Helena event raising $1 million for local cancer screening" begs the question: Why are we having to depend on the kindness of wealthy people to provide the health care services necessary for a fully functioning, civil society?
Last week we received the city's full color glossy pamphlet explaining the proposed water rate increases. It seems that all too often, our tax…
On May 22, anyone driving north from Napa on 29 would have seen big billowing clouds of smoke from a fire of old vines, creating a noticeable haze over multiple miles for hours. This is not a letter opposing such fires, which do have pest and disease control benefits, but rather to do them using “Cleaner Burn” methods.
We created a website on old-time baseball in northern and central central California with the domain name of goodoldsandlotdays.com. The website features some 1,600 pictures of non-pro and semi-pro teams among extensive memorabilia from the late 1880s through late 1980s.
At the recent World Affairs Napa Valley program, the conversation covered everything from electric tractors, microbes, steelhead and warm-climate grapes. The event was entitled, “Earth Day: Climate, Ecology and Adaptation.”
The Department of Health and Human Services is tasked with monitoring denials both by Obamacare health plans and those offered through employers and insurers. As insurers’ denials become more common, they sometimes defy not just medical standards of care but sheer logic. Why hasn’t the agency fulfilled its assignment?
THURSDAY, May 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Long and short menstrual cycle length is associated with increased risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online May 24 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Napa's ninth annual Survivors' Reunion brought together those who fought through medical crises – and those who helped save them.
City Manager Steve Potter and Mayor Scott Sedgely and their band of "Debbie Downers" need to reconsider the end of our fireworks on the Fourth!
"I feel like I have a second chance in this life," said recent cardiac arrest survivor Rialena Bradbury on Tuesday at the ninth annual Emergen…
In this case, it may start with a website that offers rides to SFO at perhaps three-hour or even four-hour intervals. A smaller but comfortable shuttle bus would hold a maximum of eight to ten passengers, with luggage.
In case St. Helena residents are not aware of the proposed rate increases, they still have time to file a protest. If the majority of property owners protest, these increases will not be implemented.
An estimated 100 young people showed up for Mentis’ first annual Youth Mental Health Festival earlier this month, held at the Pelusi Building at Kennedy Park. The goal of our festival was to expose youth to a variety of self-care activities and wellness tools to equip them in caring for their mental health.
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, first-generation bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) seem to be as safe as cobalt chromium everolimus-eluting stents (CoCr-EES) at five years, according to a study published online May 17 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research was published to coincide with EuroPCR, the official annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions, held from May 14 to 17 in Paris.
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Among individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), vigorous exercise is not associated with a higher rate of death or life-threatening arrhythmias such as resuscitated sudden cardiac arrest, arrhythmic syncope, or appropriate shock, according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Cardiology.