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Michael O'Neill

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What Type of Job – and Company – is Right for You and Your Personality?

31/08/2016 08:00am | 8385 views

Merrick Rosenberg is a personality expert and the CEO of Take Flight Learning. To make the four quadrant model of the brain more accessible to people, he has likened the different personality styles associated with each quadrant to four distinct birds: eagles, parrots, doves and owls. Understanding people – and yourself – in these terms can help you make a strong first impression, sail through the interview process, and land the perfect job.

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Dr. Art Ulene Connects the Dots from Small Changes in Behavior to Population Health

01/06/2016 06:00am | 10570 views

It’s been predicted that half of the adult U.S. population will have diabetes by the year 2050. Now a new study by UCLA has revealed that 46% of the adult population in California is already prediabetic– on top of the 9% that already has diabetes.

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Dr. Diana Ramos Shares Her Journey to Becoming a Doctor – and How to Tell the Good Mentors from the Bad

02/05/2016 10:55pm | 13657 views

Dr. Diana Ramos always wanted to be a doctor from as far back as she can remember. The dream was so strong that she found a way to make it real, even after a detour that came about after some discouraging words – a lesson learned about seeking out the right mentors.

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Choose Health LA Moms – and Lose Pregnancy Weight with Three Simple Steps

01/03/2016 12:26pm | 10196 views

Losing weight is never easy, but for new moms it can be particularly difficult. The things that new moms do tend to lose – sleep, time for themselves, contact with the outside world – all seem to conspire to keep them from losing the weight they put on during their pregnancy.

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The Whole Team Approach to Treating the Whole Patient

08/10/2015 04:58pm | 7737 views

At the end of her previous article, “Treatment and Research Directions for the Older Cancer Patient,” Arti Hurria, M.D., Director, Cancer and Aging Research Program at City of Hope, was asked: How do you treat the older patient who is isolated and doesn’t have a social support group? The support network of family and friends that a person has provides a crucial role during treatment, but in cases where it is lacking, Dr. Hurria’s whole team approach to treating the whole patient serves as a de facto support system.

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About the Author

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Michael O'Neill

Senior Editor,

Michael O’Neill has been working as a writer and editor since moving from Boston to Los Angeles in 1995. He was a managing editor in the Web & Communications group at IBM Corp. and for various industry publications, including the highly-regarded Candle Computer Report.

Additionally, he edits a weekly blog appearing on, and has contributed to other sites such as Huffington Post and Harvard Business Review. O’Neill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, and continued his studies in UCLA's New Media Program,where he specialized in story analysis and editing.