Health/Fitness

SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL TO OPEN NEW LAB AND PHARMACY

 

Grossmont Healthcare District

 

Photo (from left to right): Barry Jantz, CEO, Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD); Scott Evans, senior VP and CEO, Sharp Grossmont Hospital (SGH); Michael Emerson and Bob Ayres, GHD board members; Chris Crawford, SGH laboratory director; Kenneth Schell, SGH pharmacy director.

 

March 13, 2016 (La Mesa) -- An important milestone was recently celebrated in the progress of the taxpayer-funded construction of a new Heart and Vascular (H&V) Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.

HEALTH CARE LIBRARY’S WELLNESS WEDNESDAY MEETING WILL DISCUSS ISHA KRIYA MEDITATION MARCH 23

 

East County News Service

March 13, 2016 (La Mesa) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Learn Isha Kriya Meditation,” a free guided meditation practice, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA MORATORIUM ON SUPERVISORS’ AGENDA WEDNESDAY

 

East County News Service

March 13, 2016 (San Diego) – Supervisors will hear a report with options for enacting a moratorium banning future medical marijuana collective facilities on Wednesday, March 16th.

In February, nine speakers addressed Supervisors during public comment with concerns over marijuana dispensaries.  The Supervisors asked the Chief Administration Officer to craft options now available for regulating medical marijuana collectives in light of “a recent California Supreme Court decision that allows local municipalities to ban marijuana facilities, newly adopted State laws pertaining to medical marijuana, and ballot initiatives slated for the November ballot,” according to the agenda.

73-YEAR-OLD LAKESIDE RESIDENT WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE IS INSPIRATIONAL EXAMPLE OF EXERCISE BENEFITS

 

 

By Steve Lauria

March 10, 2016 (Lakeside) -- A great place to get a good workout is Lakeside’s Lindo Lake exercise path. There is a great assortment of stationary workout equipment for every part of the body. It is located right on the lake, next to the skateboard park.

IT’S HOW WE LIVE: HEALTHY FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY IN LAKESIDE SAT. MARCH 12TH

 

By Steve Lauria

March 7, 2016 (Lakeside) -- This Saturday, March 12th, will be the 11th annual It’s How We Live health and community fair at Lindo Lake Park in Lakeside. The event will start at 9 a.m., right after the Lakeside Unified School District’s Run For the Arts, a fundraiser for the District’s arts program.

ATKINS’ BILL WOULD CLOSE GAPS IN CARE FOR BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER

 

East County News Service

March 9, 2016 (San Diego) -- Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has introduced legislation that would close several gaps when it comes to providing screening and treatment for breast and cervical cancer to low-income Californians.

COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY CLINICS REBRANDS AS HEALTH CENTER PARTNERS TO BETTER SERVE NEEDS OF LOW-INCOME AND UNINSURED CALIFORNIANS

 

By Janis Russell

Photos by Carol Sonstein and Janis Russell

March 9, 2016 (San Diego) - Many turned out to support Council of Community Clinics as they rebranded into Health Center Partners (HCP) and the subsidiary Health Quality Partners on March 2. HCP is an association of 17 community health care locations in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties, including an Alpine location in East County.

COUNTING YOUR WAY THROUGH KINDERGARTEN WITH COUNTY TREASURER DAN MCALLISTER AND REACH OUT AND READ SAN DIEGO: MARCH 10 IN CITY HEIGHTS

 

East County News Service

March 7, 2016 (San Diego) - County of San Diego Treasurer Dan McAllister will visit La Maestra Health Center at Rosa Parks Elementary (4510 Landis Street, San Diego) on March 10 at 9 a.m. to share his love of numbers and to find out how doctors and nurses are sending families home from check-ups with free books and a very important prescription: “read aloud to your children.”

EATING PEANUTS IN EARLY YEARS REDUCES RISK OF PEANUT ALLERGY

 

New England Journal of Medicine Peanut Study Makes Debut at AAAAI Annual Meeting

East County News Service

March 4, 2016 (Los Angeles) -- Researchers from Kings College in London are reporting that infants who have been introduced to peanuts early in life are less likely to develop peanut allergies, even if they stop eating peanuts around the age of five.

SCIENCE AND HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS

 

March 4, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.

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ALPINE EVENT APRIL 3 OFFERS INFO FOR PARENTS ON CHARLOTTE’S WEB AND CBD OIL

 

By Leon Thompson

March 23, 2016 (Alpine) -- Charlotte Figi developed severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy as a baby.  She was severely disabled and at 5 years old was having 300 grand mal seizures a week--each one potentially deadly.  She was given a liquid concentrate of Cannabidiol or CBD oil extracted from industrial hemp. Her parents and physicians said that she improved immediately and significantly. 

STRONG LINK FOUND BETWEEN ZIKA VIRUS AND PARALYZING CONDITION

 

East County News Service

February 29, 2016 (San Diego) – Zika has recently been suspected of causing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. It can leave patients partially paralyzed, sometimes permanently, also causing breathing problems in severe cases after the patient’s immune system attacks nerve cells, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Now results of a study published in the medical journal The Lancet confirm that nearly all of the blood samples from 42 Guillain-Barré patients in French Polynesia in the South Pacific two years ago also tested positive for Zika virus.

LINK BETWEEN DIABETES AND ALZHEIMERS DISEASE IS BECOMING STRONGER

 

By Steve Lauria

Photo:  Normal brain (left); brain with Alzheimer’s (right)

February 29, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Over 29 million Americans now have diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Eight million have it and don’t know it. The CDC has estimated that diabetes could triple by 2050. 

MARCH IS LAKESIDE HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH



 

Lots of free and discounted health/fitness services for Lakeside residents!

By Steve Lauria

View video with Senator Joel Anderson discussing the Lakeside Health Awareness Month: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaHealthNetwork/videos/1234959753184102/

February 29, 2016 (Lakeside)--Lakeside is a rural area in the Eastern region of San Diego County. Many people find it a great place to call home, but like the rest of San Diego County, it has a growing problem with chronic disease and other health concerns.

Throughout the month of March, California Health Network, a nonprofit organization based in East County, is doing its part in improving  the health of the citizens of Lakeside by sponsoring Lakeside Health Awareness Month. Another 32 local health and fitness businesses are offering free and discounted services to  citizens of Lakeside. You can view the offers here: http://californiahealthnetwork.org/healthawarenessmonth

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH FORUM ON GMOS AND ROUNDUP INGREDIENT GLYPHOSATE MARCH 6

 

East County News Service

February 27, 2016 (San Diego) – An environmental health symposium and public forum featuring acclaimed scientist Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini in his first U.S. appearance will be held on Sunday, March 6 from 3- 7 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego. Dr. Seralani has exposed dangers of glyphosate (the ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) in a landmark study.

ZIKA CASE CONFIRMED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY IN PATIENT THAT TRAVELED TO COLUMBIA

 

Zika virus photo courtesy of the CDC.

 

County News Service

February 27, 2016 (San Diego) -- A San Diego resident who traveled to Colombia and returned in January 2016 is the first Zika virus case reported in the region this year, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL RECEIVES 2016 WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD AS ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST HOSPITALS FOR OBSTETRICS

 

February 24, 2016 (La Mesa) - Sharp Grossmont Hospital recently received a 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, placing it among the top 15 percent of hospitals considered the best in which to have a baby. Approximately 400 hospitals nationwide met the award’s robust evidence-based criteria that consider female patient satisfaction data, clinical excellence and feedback from women about what they want from a hospital.

4 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS

 

By Jennifer McGregor

February 23, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- If you’re a caregiver for an elderly loved one, a spouse, or a friend, worries probably plague your mind every day. Preoccupied with the day-to-day concerns of caregiving, many caregivers don’t think about what steps and precautions they should have in place in case of a disaster. This guide will help you prepare for the worst with precautions and plans to keep your loved one safe in any situation.

CHIEF’S CORNER: FLU SAFETY TIPS

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

Ignorance or Arrogance?

February 23, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- You probably don’t remember me, but I remember you. At the bank, the gym, the receptionist...you were the one disgustingly sneezing, coughing and hacking without covering your mouth. Like a driver texting, you’re placing everyone else at risk. Is it just ignorance or arrogance?

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT SEEKS TO HONOR VOLUNTEERS WITH 2016 HEALTHCARE HERO AWARDS

 

 

Source: Grossmont Healthcare District

 

February 17, 2016 (La Mesa) --The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking nominees for its 2016 Healthcare Hero Awards. Now in its 10th year, the Healthcare Heroes is GHD’s annual awards program honoring volunteers who help advance the delivery of quality healthcare in the East County region. Nomination forms are available at www.grossmonthealthcare.org. Deadline for submission of entries is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Entries can be mailed, faxed, emailed or personally delivered to the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. For more information, contact the GHD offices at info@grossmonthealthcare.org.

A LITTLE KNOWN DISEASE FEW PEOPLE CAN PRONOUNCE

 

A community coming together to fight an invisible disease

Source: Lisa Drayton, Bloomin' Uterus

February 18, 2016 (San Diego) - On March 26, 2016, join the Bloomin’ Uterus™ Endometriosis Awareness and Support Walk beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Lake Miramar.  Registration is free, but donations are appreciated. All of the funds are donated to the Endometriosis Foundation of America.

COULD MICROCEPHALY IN BRAZIL BE CAUSED BY A CHEMICAL IN DRINKING WATER, NOT ZIKA VIRUS?

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 17, 2016 (San Diego) —  Zika virus has been the main culprit suspected in thousands of cases of babies in Brazil born with microcephaly, a condition that causes small skulls and under-developed brains.  But now a group of doctors and researchers in Argentina have published a report suggesting another possible cause: the chemical Pyriproxyfen, a larvicide made by a Monsanto subsidiary that has been applied to drinking water supplies in Brazil to control mosquitoes.

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