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By   /  April 24, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Maria: My carpal tunnel flares up and I have to keep working and meet deadlines despite the discomfort. How can I help alleviate carpal tunnel pain when it arises?  Megan: If you are going to continue the repetitive movement ongoing for work, when carpal tunnel pain strikes, there are a few self care things you […]

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Too Much Conversation, Not Enough Ammunition – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 21, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Beautiful Dogface Thomas Calabrese – Guy Taggiano was from Alameda, California and Louie Dielman grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and the two recruits met during Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego. During rifle qualification at Camp Pendleton’s Edson Range, both young men fired Expert. After completing Advance Infantry Training, Guy and Louie were […]

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By   /  April 17, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Dawn: The office I work in was determined to have asbestos. How can asbestos affect you? Megan: There won’t be any immediate impact on your health from asbestos but symptoms can arise years later. Long periods of exposure can cause scarring to the lungs. This can lead to developing lung cancer and other types of […]

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Paladin- Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 14, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  6 Comments

The Divine Spellcaster Thomas Calabrese – The Twelve Peers were Charlemagne’s Paladins or knights. They included Roland, Olivier, Gerin, Gerier, Berengier, Oton, Samson, Engelier, Ivon, Ivoire, Anseis and Gerard. They were the corps d’elite and Roland was the leader and the best of them all, as well as the king’s nephew. Each Paladin was a […]

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By   /  April 10, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Annie: I do love eating salad but I’m well aware I turn it unhealthy because I use so much dressing. What is the worst type of dressing to have? Megan: I would say Caesar dressing could be considered the worst because it is made of cheese, mayonnaise, oil, and salt. These ingredients add up to high amounts […]

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That’s the Sound of Marines Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 7, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  7 Comments

That’s The Sound of Marines Fighting In Combat Huh ah, huh ah, huh ahI hear them clearly in my memoriesHuh ah, huh ah, Uh ah, uh ahWell don’t you knowThat’s the sound of MarinesGoing into harm’s wayThat’s the sound of grunts on patrolAll day long they’re saying, huh ahHuh ah, uh ah, uh ahWell don’t you […]

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By   /  April 2, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Shirley: I’m getting back into exercising. How many days should I do cardio and how many days should I do weights?  Megan: My best recommendation would be based upon if I knew what your goal was. However, in general, you can do cardio 3 to 4 days per week and strength training 2 to 3 […]

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The Cul De Sac

By   /  March 30, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Concerned Neighbor Thomas Calabrese –  Colonel John Derenger was a Marine Corps Infantry Officer with six combat deployments to the Middle East and three West Pacific assignments to Okinawa, Taiwan and Singapore to his record. He was highly skilled in all aspects of warfare and was assigned to 1st Recon Battalion on at Camp Pendleton. After […]

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By   /  March 27, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Kimmie: I went to the dermatologist for a red spot on my face. She said it was a broken blood vessel and if I wanted I could make it go away with laser treatment. What causes broken blood vessels in the face? Megan: There are a few possibilities that can cause broken blood vessels on […]

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Duty, Honor, Country -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 23, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Our Favorite West Point Dropout Thomas Calabrese -Audie McCain was seventh generation Army and was named after the greatest war hero in American history. One of his ancestors was in the 1909 West Point graduating class with George Patton and served with him in World War I. His great-grandfather was Audie Murphy’s platoon commander when […]

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By   /  March 20, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Maria: Certian foods like lentils and tofu have antinutrients but I eat them anyways since I’m vegan and need protien. Why are antinutrients bad? Megan: If you base your diet solely on plant-based and grain resources, antinutrients could be a concern because they impede upon the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients. For example certain […]

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Take One….Action! Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 17, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

My Next Movie Thomas Calabrese – Clint Malloy was a retired Marine who served 23 years in the Marine Corps with nine combat deployments to Afghanistan. Being a member of Force Recon, he was often required go behind enemy lines on special missions. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during Operation Python. […]

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By   /  March 13, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Kim: I love getting my nails done but I feel like my real nails are suffering from it? Is getting your nails done bad for your real nails?  Megan: Sometimes regular touchups to your fake nails depending on the type and polish you use, can leave your real nail thin, brittle, and weak. Fake nails […]

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Robust Defense -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 10, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  6 Comments

God’s Law Always Supersedes Human Law Thomas Calabrese – Reece Johnston was abandoned at an Oceanside fire station when he was only three days old by a mother who was a career felon and a drug dealing father who moonlighted as an enforcer for the Tinaloa drug cartel. Both of his parents were completely devoid […]

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By   /  March 6, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Sarah: I always burn candles in my room and bathroom. Is it true that smelling candles all the time is bad for you? Megan: In general, breathing in any type of smoke frequently is not good for you. The fragrances can have chemicals in them, and wax is made from a biproduct of gasoline. Therefore, […]

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Live Lightly – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 3, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Heavy Handed Approach Thomas Calabrese – Luke Tate was only seventeen years of age and eager for adventure when he met wilderness guide Kit Carson in 1843 in St. Louis, Missouri. Carson asked the young man if he wanted to join Lt. John C. Fremont’s expedition to map the Oregon Trail from South Pass, Wyoming […]

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By   /  February 27, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Ted: My mom always said when it was cold outside that I had to wear my jacket so I wouldn’t get sick. Does cold weather make you sick?  Megan: Being in cold weather doesn’t directly make you more likely to get sick. It’s the fact that viruses spread more easily when body temperature is colder. […]

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Intersection of Isolation and Desolation -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 24, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Thomas Calabrese – Charlie Marshall’s Military Occupational Specialty (MOS 1341) was Engineer Equipment Mechanic and he was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 7, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. After leaving the Corps, he accepted a civil service position doing the same type of work on base. Charlie had been in his […]

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By   /  February 20, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Amber: When I had a cut growing up I always put a cute bandaid on it from my mom. Now, I’ve heard it’s better to let the cut breathe and not put a bandaid on it. Which is true?  Megan: As soon as a cut stops bleeding, for the first 24-48 hours or until a […]

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The Mesmerizer – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 18, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Crosshairs of True Justice Thomas Calabrese -John Luciano grew up in Piedmont, California, an upscale neighborhood of Oakland, California. Most of his family and this included his two older brothers, Carl and Pete, cousins, aunts and uncles were members of the International Longshoreman’s Union. Some were officers of the union and others worked at either […]

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