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    Perry Smith
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    May was skin cancer awareness and prevention month and was a great reminder that summer here. As families head outdoors for fun in sun, it’s the perfect time to talk about healthy skin and sun protection guidelines. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with over 2 million people diagnosed annually. At that rate, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetime.* Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Thursday, June 26, 2014
    For years our parents told us “get good grades” and “do your homework”, we were lead to believe that would get us into a good college. After high school we completed college applications, applied for student loans and went on awkward road trips with mom or dad to check out some campuses. The mantra evolved because in college we believed good grades would lead to a good job. Four years later, if you got all your classes, we walked across the stage thinking about our next steps, going out into the world. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Thursday, June 19, 2014
    New research from Merrill Edge shows that going broke in retirement is the number one fear for a lot of LA residents – beating out other stress-inducing situations. Yet, despite the prospect of not having enough money to live on later in life, many people freely admit they’re unwilling to cut spending on today’s indulgences such as eating out or vacations. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Thursday, May 22, 2014
    We all have a stake in the health of our community, and keeping it healthy. That's why Kaiser Permanente has launched a new website to help connect businesses, our members and nonprofit organizations with the work we do to help Southern Californians thrive. The website - www.community.kp.org - is a way for businesses and individuals to celebrate the small victories and major initiatives that advance community health. The site offers plenty of ways to be informed, be inspired, and be involved. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Thursday, May 15, 2014
    The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, along with numerous Valley and Los Angeles businesses and organizations, is holding a donation drive to help the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. A severe fire burned down the Mission's entire North Hollywood facility earlier this month, resulting in $2 million of damage. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Monday, May 12, 2014
    VICA member Center Theatre Group (CTG) is teaming up with our members to bring them presale access to purchasing show tickets before they become available to the public. Through the website (www.centertheatregroup.org/vica) that has been designed, VICA members will receive up to 40 percent off selected performance tickets held at any of the three theaters under CTG. If you can bring between 10-15 guests, you will receive an even earlier date to purchase tickets to ensure you have the best availability. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    According to the American Heart Association, nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually and 88% of those cardiac arrests occur at home. Cardiac arrests are more common than one might think, and many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. Failure to provide intervention during a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    From that first job in your twenties to retirement, your banking needs change over time. Bank products and services essential to your needs as a young adult will undoubtedly become essentially different as you move through the various stages of your life. Read more
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    Perry Smith
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    5 Tips to Get Your Employees Up and Moving for a Healthier Business A healthy, productive workforce is your biggest asset — and your answer to stronger business performance and lower overall costs. Read more
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