Breast Cancer Update:

Breast cancer affects thousands of women and men each year, with an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer occurring among U.S. women in 2017, and 40,610 breast cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Thanks to advances in medicine and continued research, more and more women are beating breast cancer.

Dr. James Watson Offers a Menu of Options for Breast Reconstruction

When it comes to breast reconstruction after surgery from breast cancer, the biggest myth is that there are few options available.

United We Stand

October is here and since I have been working with the American Cancer Society, this month represents all the incredible brave people and their families who have journeyed through cancer. You all can make a difference and I thank you for Standing up to Cancer.

Waste? Or, Best Money Ever Spent?

A rewarding and exciting part of investing is watching portfolio asset values grow over time to meet and achieve the financial goals that you set out to accomplish years ago. It is also satisfying to witness a retirement portfolio generate sufficient income to provide for a lifestyle in retirement like the one lived during peak earning years. And, really the…

Tools to Communicate Successfully

Are you frustrated by communication struggles? Does your partner or family member have a hearing loss? Do you get tired of repeating yourself and talking over background noise? Remember, communication is a two-way street involving a speaker and a listener. The definition of communication is the exchange of thoughts, messages or information, or the art and technique of using words…

RestoraVita: Helping Patients Life Life to the Fullest

Rosimar Torres-Leon knew she wanted to be a doctor since high school. While attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she discovered her calling to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Work Out at Pure Barre for a Long, Lean Physique

Located on the corner of Agoura Road and Village Glen in the Gelson’s Westlake Plaza, Pure Barre Westlake Village is a 2,600-square-foot modern, bright and happy space. Most importantly, Pure Barre is changing bodies through its transformational low-impact technique and newly added High-Intensity Interval Training class, Pure Empower, as well as their personalized Clean Eating Program.

Casa Pacifica Supports Youth In Need

The challenges faced by adolescents are trying under the best of circumstances. Change is fast and hard to keep up with. Add to these challenges grief, trauma or social anxiety stemming from our mobile society and it is easy to see why, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 18 have…

Keep Making Strides

As we prepared for our annual October “Pink” issues that are part of our ongoing campaign dedicated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, I began to reflect on what it all means to me as I finish my 4th year as a survivor. Once breast cancer attacks your body, even after you have been declared … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

5-Star Launches Academy of Performing Arts 5-Star Theatricals has officially launched their 5-Star Academy of Performing Arts, an extensive and professional theatrical training ground for youth. This educational program, run by Educational Director and Artistic Associate, Tal Fox, will foster connections between theatre performance and the Conejo Valley/Ventura County community. “We aim to introduce children … Continued

Let’s Get Cooking with WDC

WDC's new Kitchen Mastery Cooking Presentations are meant to educate folks about the latest technology in kitchen appliances. Miele’s Brand Representatives Fabby Diaz and Miele Chef Michy Silverstein demonstrated their new Combi-Steam Oven at the Agoura Hills WDC showroom while cooking steamed salmon with rice and asparagus. YUM!  Photography Ben Malkin

For the Troops Celebrates Outreach Milestone

For The Troops celebrated a new milestone in support of our deployed troops throughout the world. They recently sent the 200,000th We Care package to the men and women who serve to protect us.    

Real Men Wear Pink Unite to Fight Breast Cancer

Pink is in the air this month, as dozens of local men sport the color every day in October in support of breast cancer awareness. Members of the Real Men Wear Pink Ventura County campaign for the American Cancer Society join thousands of men throughout the country who have stepped up to help raise funds and awareness in the fight…

Los Robles Hospital “Navigates” Breast Cancer Patients to Survivorship

A program at the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center Breast Center is bringing hope and comfort to breast cancer patients…every step of the way.