Health & Science

  • 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...

  • Schools try but can’t always prevent suicide

    Schools try but can’t always prevent suicide

    Teachers look for warning signs, classmates keep an eye on their friends and counselors have meetings with parents, but all the efforts still are not enough at times. “I think the natural reaction for people is to consider, ‘Is there more we could have done, and are there things we should have...

  • Rancho Santa Fe doctor receives Frederic E. Mohs Award

    Rancho Santa Fe doctor receives Frederic E. Mohs Award

    Hubert Greenway, M.D. of Rancho Santa Fe., chairman of Mohs and dermatologic surgery at Scripps Clinic, received the Frederic E. Mohs Award from the American College of Mohs Surgery at the college’s annual meeting in San Francisco on April 28. The award honors Greenway’s lifetime achievements in...

  • Local dentist offers positive approach to dentistry

    Local dentist offers positive approach to dentistry

    Dr. Weston Spencer said there is nothing more beautiful than a healthy smile.

  • Nag your children and keep them safe, local physician says

    Nag your children and keep them safe, local physician says

    One of the most important duties for the parents of teenagers, according to Solana Beach family medicine physician Ellen Rodarte, is to nag their children. “We have to constantly nag them and warn them about the risks of things. That’s our job,” said Rodarte, who practices at Sharp Rees-Stealy’s...

  • To your health: Act fast to stop a stroke

    Every year, about 800,000 people suffer a stroke in the United States. Significant risk factors include atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm disorder) and hypertension (high blood pressure). Treating these conditions can significantly reduce the risk of first or recurrent stroke. As medical director...

  • ‘Team Better’ app motivates and encourages women to take care of themselves and their health

    ‘Team Better’ app motivates and encourages women to take care of themselves and their health

    Many women today say they are busier than ever juggling their personal and professional lives. Whether they are spending time raising the kids, working at a demanding job or managing the household, they often don’t take the time to care for themselves and their health.  Two years ago, Norm Hamson...

  • 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...

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