Health & Science

  • Scripps Distinguished Achievement Awards to be held April 26

    Scripps Distinguished Achievement Awards to be held April 26

    The 13th annual Distinguished Achievement Awards, presented by the Circle of Life 100, will take place Thursday, April 26, at the Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. The event, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., will include hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Distinguished...

  • San Diego County approves new Climate Action Plan

    San Diego County approves new Climate Action Plan

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new Climate Action Plan on Feb. 14, incorporating a goal to achieve 90 percent renewable electricity by 2030 while also addressing housing affordability and costs to development. The plan includes strategies to meet the state’s 2020...

  • Record funds raised at Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K

    Record funds raised at Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K

    On a picturesque Saturday morning Feb. 3, more than 700 community members came out to partake in the ninth annual Mitchell Thorp Foundation (“MTF”) 5K Run/Walk. An MTF record $150,719 was raised from community-minded sponsors and individuals to support families with children diagnosed with life-threatening...

  • Surgeon heals with both scalpel and guitar

    Surgeon heals with both scalpel and guitar

    Dr. Rob Adamson has performed hundreds of lifesaving heart operations during his 30-plus-year medical career, including heart transplant surgeries at Sharp Memorial Hospital, one of two heart transplant centers in San Diego County. Music is one thing that helps him deal with the stress of his demanding...

  • Padres Pedal the Cause provides $2.4 million for cancer research

    Padres Pedal the Cause provides $2.4 million for cancer research

    Padres Pedal the Cause has donated more than $2.4 million to support cancer studies at the Salk Institute, Rady Children’s Hospital, Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, according to a press release. The check was presented to representatives...

  • Torrey Pines student hosts Sweat for a Cure on Feb. 3

    Torrey Pines student hosts Sweat for a Cure on Feb. 3

    Torrey Pines High School senior Sophia LeRose is hosting Sweat for the Cure, a cardio boot camp at Torrey Pines’ Ed Burke Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 3 benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The hour-long boot camp will be led by local fitness instructors Cindy Whitmarsh and Lisa Stettner. ...

  • Luna DNA announces Dawn Barry as President

    Luna DNA, the first and only genomic and medical research knowledge base powered by the blockchain and owned by its community, announced recently that Solana Beach resident Dawn Barry has been named president, according to a press release.

  • For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    A half-dozen people sit semi-circle at the Sorrento Valley office of MusicWorx, counting out their breath, blowing through harmonicas at their weekly session of the agency’s blues harmonica group. Lindsay Zehren, a board-certified music therapist, counts out their cadence, soothing and nearly hypnotic,...

  • RSF resident Pamela K. Wasserman joins La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology board

    RSF resident Pamela K. Wasserman joins La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology board

    The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology recently announced that Rancho Santa Fe resident Pamela K. Wasserman, MPH, a longtime leader in health care, real estate and a variety of other businesses, has been elected to its Board of Directors. “We’re delighted to welcome Pamela Wasserman...

  • Illumina executive is honored for her efforts to apply DNA research

    Illumina executive is honored for her efforts to apply DNA research

    Invention of the microscope centuries ago revolutionized scientific perspective, unlocking a world previously hidden to human eyes and opening doors to improved medical treatments and hygiene. Today, another innovation promises exponentially greater rewards in understanding the nature of life and...

  • Researchers identify second gene that causes ocular albinism

    Researchers identify second gene that causes ocular albinism

    The quest for better understanding and finding cures for ocular albinism is closer to fruition, thanks to the recent discovery of mutations in a second gene that can trigger this genetic vision disorder. This finding has major implications for better diagnosis of this disease. With a clearer understanding...

  • To Your Health: Back-to-school checklist

    To Your Health: Back-to-school checklist

    For many school-aged children, summer break is coming to an end soon. The new school year is just around the corner. For parents, it’s time to get that checklist ready, the one that makes sure your child gets off to a good, healthy start in the classroom. The following are top things to know to...

  • Carlsbad plant brings ocean water to your tap

    Carlsbad plant brings ocean water to your tap

    Jennifer Jones held out a plastic cup of water to a visitor. The water was crystal clear and tasted fresh and pure, as if it had been poured from a bottle of spring water. There was nothing to suggest that as recently as one hour earlier, that water had been pulled from the ocean by powerful pumps....

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library turns new page with Nan Werner commemorative patio

    Rancho Santa Fe Library turns new page with Nan Werner commemorative patio

    The Rancho Santa Fe Library unveiled the completed Nan Werner Patio and Garden last week, in memory of the longtime friend of the library who passed away in 2014. Over the summer, through a gift from the Nan and Charles Werner Fund, the library was able to add five benches, two picnic tables and...

  • To Your Health: Six myths, facts about heart health

    Between the Internet, television news and social media, it seems there is a new story about heart disease nearly every day. While a great deal of information is out there, not all of it is accurate. Considering that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide — accounting for...

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