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Mark Kriski Released from the Hospital After a Nearly Two-Month Stay

KTLA’s Mark Kriski has been released from Northridge Hospital and is back home recuperating from a more than two-month battle with viral pneumonia. “It looks like I’m out of the woods,” Kriski tells Fishbowl LA by phone, his voice strong but by no means fully recovered. “Hopefully third time is the charm.”

Kriski, who’s been in and out of the hospital a couple of times since before Thanksgiving,  says he had no ordinary case of viral pneumonia–it was an anti-biotic resistant strain, a Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) infection. What began with him catching an office-wide flu, soon morphed into something much worse. “One day [doctors] were trying Penicillin, the next day something else, the next day something else. Leslie Nielsen and Jack LaLanne just died of pneumonia. Thankfully I’m younger than both those guys, but this was quite a fight.”

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Fitness Pioneer Jack LaLanne Dead at 96

Jack LaLanne, the founder of the modern health and fitness movement, died Sunday at his home in Morro Bay. He was 96.

The muscle bound LaLanne, who began working out as a teenager, spent his life as an advocate for health and exercise. He is believed to have started America’s first health club in 1936. In the early 1950′s he became a television persona with “The Jack LaLanne Show,” an early morning fitness program. The show enjoyed a 34 year run, secured him a place in American cultural history, and earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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