Health & Science

  • 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...

  • La Jolla Institute/UC San Diego team wins grant for immunotherapy cancer study

    Research being conducted through program initiated by gift from Rancho Santa Fe residents Fernanda and Ralph Whitworth

  • International Bipolar Foundation acquires National Bipolar Foundation

    International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) recently announced the acquisition of the National Bipolar Foundation (NBF). NBF was founded by F. Marc Kullman in 2005. After being diagnosed in 1997 with Bipolar Disorder, he was determined to become a spokesperson for the disease, with hopes of eradicating...

  • To Your Health: Diabetes: Past, Present and Future

    By Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, Scripps Health In 1920, a Canadian surgeon by the name of Dr. Frederick Banting decided to test a theory. He believed that diabetes might be related to the function of the pancreas. Two years later, Banting and his assistant tested their insulin extract on their first...

  • Generation Stress? Expert has advice on raising resilient, successful kids

    Generation Stress? Expert has advice on raising resilient, successful kids

    By Catherine Ivey Lee Today’s students might be the smartest generation on record. Their IQs are higher, their GPAs are numerical masterpieces, and their resumes are bursting with achievement. But they are also the most stressed-out generation in recent history, warned parenting expert Michele...

  • Preventing sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents

    By Dr. John Rogers, Scripps Health Three years ago, San Diego County residents Rhina and Hector Paredes experienced one of the greatest tragedies imaginable to parents—the loss of their son, Eric, at age 15. Since then, they have transformed their loss into an opportunity to help other parents...

  • International Bipolar Foundation welcomes three new board members

    International Bipolar Foundation welcomes three new board members

    The International Bipolar Foundation recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors: Sandy Redman from Rancho Santa Fe, Wendy Abramson from the D.C. area, and Marc Kullman from New Orleans. Sandy Redman is a banker and a philanthropist, who is passionate about children, education...

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