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Surfboards on Parade now parading through auction winner's home

Chris Byrne went on a winning streak Saturday at the Surfboards on Parade art auction, bringing home five one-of-a-kind boards designed by teams of renowned artists and shapers. His home now hosts a mini-gallery, complete with a sculpture of a mermaid on a board occupying the center of the dining table. And yet, the Huntington … Read More

Neurosciences

Sufficient sleep is essential for healthy minds and bodies

When my younger son was a junior in high school, his packed schedule left appallingly insufficient time for a basic human need:sleep. He was taking four advanced placement classes, played sports, and was co-captain of his school’s mock trial team, a training ground for future lawyers. His days began with a 6:55 a.m. “zero period,” … Read More

Cancer

Surfboards on Parade now on auction

When all is said and done, when the last exclamation of “Sold!” rings out Saturday night at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Paul Frechette will be left with a bittersweet feeling. The sweet part, of course, will be the conclusion of the Surfboards on Parade campaign, which aims to raise thousands of dollars for charity. … Read More

Women's Health

Vaccinating children against HPV can prevent cancer

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for 17,000 cancers in women and 9,000 cancers in men every year. In the United States alone, over 4,000 women will die of the disease. It’s important to highlight that almost all of these dangerous, and sometimes fatal, cancers can be prevented with a vaccine. Vaccination against known viruses … Read More

Women's Health

Help free the O.C. of domestic violence

The now-infamous video of suspended Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice beating his wife unconscious created a “shock and awe” reaction that has opened the public conversation about domestic violence. Unfortunately, that conversation has been misdirected. Instead of using this horrible situation as a wake-up call to the community about the need to band together … Read More

Neurosciences

Former Huntington Beach Mayor Alvin Coen struggles with Alzheimer's disease

Felicia Coen has been married to her husband, Alvin, for 53 years. Yet every day that passes, she feels like she’s losing the love of her life. Alvin Coen, a three-time mayor of Huntington Beach and a local lawyer, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. For the past several months, his overall state has … Read More

Executive Health

Immunizations for Adults

As an adult, there are three vaccines you should be aware of and discuss with your doctor. Pertussis Booster Vaccine This is a vaccine to prevent whooping cough. It turns out that the series of shots we all received as a child, did not prove to give us a lifetime of immunity like we thought. … Read More

Executive Health

Three Components to Executive Fitness

The information is out there. According to the Public Health Reports from Washington D.C.,“the strongest evidence suggests that physical activity and exercise probably alleviate some symptoms associated with mild to moderate depression. The evidence also suggests that physical activity and exercise might provide a beneficial adjunct for alcoholism and substance abuse programs; improve self-image, social … Read More

Neurosciences

Hoag Brings Bugs Bunny to Help Prevent Alzheimer's

In an effort to slow or prevent the development of dementia as a person ages studies have shown that engaging in intellectual pursuits and expressing creativity can help. So,Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute’s Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program (OCVBAP) is calling on an unlikely ally in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease: Bugs Bunny. On Friday, … Read More

Neurosciences

Chuck Jones knew creativity could unlock the mind

Mom might have told you that cartoons will rot your brain, but Chuck Jones knew otherwise. The creator of the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin Martian and so many other Looney Tunes pals, Jones used his creativity and his wit to stay eternally young at heart. Now studies show that creativity like Jones’ can … Read More