Health & Science

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident elected Chief of Staff at Scripps Green Hospital

    Rancho Santa Fe resident elected Chief of Staff at Scripps Green Hospital

    Physicians at Scripps Green Hospital have elected general and laparoscopic surgeon Amy Day, M.D., a Rancho Santa Fe resident, as the hospital’s new chief of staff. Day’s two-year term began on March 7. As chief of staff, Day will serve as the primary medical staff liaison to Scripps Green’s administrative...

  • Rancho Santa Fe hip replacement recipient serves as honorary observer at Farmers Insurance Open

    Rancho Santa Fe hip replacement recipient serves as honorary observer at Farmers Insurance Open

    Following a hip replacement surgery in October 2016, Rancho Santa Fe resident Ray Barshick has been able to fully embrace his active lifestyle again, pain-free for the first time in years.  At the Farmers Insurance Open on Jan. 29, Barshick served as an honorary observer on behalf of Stryker Orthopaedics,...

  • ‘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....

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