Health & Science

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Association board approves fiber-optic engineering study

    Rancho Santa Fe Association board approves fiber-optic engineering study

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association continues to move forward in building its own high-speed fiber-optic network, considered the most important initiative on the board’s agenda this year. At the April 6 RSF Association board meeting, the board approved a $168,832 expenditure for an engineering design...

  • Symposium offers latest on breast cancer treatments, research

    Symposium offers latest on breast cancer treatments, research

    Joan Lunden was busy with her career as a journalist, author and motivational speaker, and didn’t always get her yearly mammograms on time. In 2014, things changed. “I heard those words no one ever wants to hear: ‘You have cancer,’” said Lunden, a former long-time host of “Good Morning America,”...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident launches company to provide personalized cancer care

    Rancho Santa Fe resident launches company to provide personalized cancer care

    Rancho Santa Fe resident Blaise Barrelet recently launched CureMatch, a new company he believes could be the future of cancer treatment. CureMatch is a decision support platform designed to offer personalized medicine in cancer care. Operating on the belief that cancer is a personal disease that...

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