Category Archives: Medical

SBR Coaching Announces Training for the Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon

SBR Coaching's training will take place May 14 – June 26, 2016. Training days will be on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8-10:30 a.m. SBR Coaching will utilize Racquet Club of Irvine's pool and open water swims at local OC beaches, as well as running and cycling trails in Newport Beach, Irvine, Tustin and Laguna Niguel.

SBR Coaching, a fitness training company that specializes in preparation for triathlons, has announced a six-week program designed to prepare beginner to intermediate triathletes, of all ages, for the upcoming Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon.

The Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon is hosted by Renegade Racing, the premiere event company in Southern California. The 18th Annual Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon, to take place Sunday, June 26 at the Ventura Harbor, encourages athletes to perform their own fundraising in support of treatment facilities at local hospitals supporting children diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficiency (PI).

Coach Pam Nichol, owner of SBR Coaching, says training will include four open water swim sessions, track workouts, race prep, race strategy and also a practice race. She also added that her "clients love Renegade Racing events because they are the safest, most well-organized and enjoyable events."

Jury Sides with Monsanto in Laguna Niguel Lymphoma Patient’s PCBs Suit

Laguna Niguel, CA – The Los Angeles Superior Court jury was in its fifth day of deliberations when it voted to reject the negligence/design defect lawsuit brought by 87-year-old retired software developer John Di Costanzo and Marina del Rey filmmaker Roslyn Dauber, 62, City News Service reports.

They claimed Monsanto knew about the dangers of PCBs in the 1930s yet falsely told the public the compound was safe through 1977, when sales halted. Rivers, streams and food humans consume still contain levels of PCBs.

Scott Frieling, the attorney who represented Di Costanzo and Dauber, told jurors Monsanto pumped up sales despite knowing of the toxic consequences and that the corporation failed to conduct testing to determine the long-term effects of exposure.

But Monsanto attorney Anthony Upshaw countered the corporation performed several safety studies concerning the manufacturing of PCBs and that the compound had many positive benefits. These include increasing industrial safety and, when used as insulation, preventing electrical transformers from exploding.

As for Di Costanzo and Dauber, Upshaw contended they had average levels of PCBs in their systems, that the woman's disease is in remission, and that several other toxins, viruses and exposures could be behind the pair's lymphoma. Laguna Niguel, CA – The Los Angeles Superior Court jury was in its fifth day of deliberations when it voted to reject the negligence/design defect lawsuit brought by 87-year-old retired software developer John Di Costanzo and Marina del Rey filmmaker Roslyn Dauber, 62, City News Service reports.

They claimed Monsanto knew about the dangers of PCBs in the 1930s yet falsely told the public the compound was safe through 1977, when sales halted. Rivers, streams and food humans consume still contain levels of PCBs.

Scott Frieling, the attorney who represented Di Costanzo and Dauber, told jurors Monsanto pumped up sales despite knowing of the toxic consequences and that the corporation failed to conduct testing to determine the long-term effects of exposure.

But Monsanto attorney Anthony Upshaw countered the corporation performed several safety studies concerning the manufacturing of PCBs and that the compound had many positive benefits. These include increasing industrial safety and, when used as insulation, preventing electrical transformers from exploding.

As for Di Costanzo and Dauber, Upshaw contended they had average levels of PCBs in their systems, that the woman's disease is in remission, and that several other toxins, viruses and exposures could be behind the pair's lymphoma.