2008

Blog Posts in 2008

BACK TALK: BACK PAIN MYTHS DEBUNKED

Next to the common cold, low back pain is the most frequent cause of lost work days in adults under the age of 45, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. About four out of five ...
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ALVARADO DESIGNATED HEART ATTACK-RECEIVING CENTER

Alvarado Hospital is designated a STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center by San Diego County. STEMI stands for ST-elevation myocardial infarction. This designation is only given to hospitals that prove ...
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ADULT MALE CIRCUMCISION DOES NOT CURTAIL SEXUAL PLEASURE, STUDY FINDS

A new study found that adult circumcisions do not lead to sexual difficulties among men who were already sexually active. The study appeared in the November 2008 issue of The Journal of Sexual ...
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LINK FOUND BETWEEN OBESITY AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

A clinical study found that obese men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are shown to have low levels of hormones, such as testosterone. The findings also show that certain conditions associated with ...
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36 ALVARADO PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED AS "TOP DOCTORS"

Every year, many members of Alvarado Hospital’s medical staff are “considered physicians of exceptional excellence by their peers” as part of the “Best Doctors in San ...
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GAIT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH FEMALE ORGASMIC FUNCTION

A new study found that trained sexologists could infer a woman’s history of vaginal orgasm by observing the way she walks. The study i published in the September 2008 issue of The Journal of ...
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9 ALVARADO PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED AS SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE CHAMPIONS

Nine Alvarado Hospital physicians and staff members were selected as 2008 San Diego Health Care Champions, as part of the San Diego Business Journal 's annual event. All of the Alvarado award ...
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ALVARADO HOSPITAL MENTIONED FOR STROKE DESIGNATION IN USA TODAY

Alvarado Hospital was named this week in USA Today as earning the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. One of the few centers in San Diego to earn this ...
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WII-HABILITATION

Going from rehabilitation to Wii-habilitation is the new trend at Alvarado Hospital, where rehab patients are testing their abilities on the video game system that may have permanently changed the way ...
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BE CAREFUL WITH HANDS-FREE DEVICES, EXPERTS SAY

Just because the new California law says you can’t put your cell phone to your ear beginning July 1, that does not mean your ears are safe. Ear specialists say while the new law is great news ...
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HEALTH NET PATIENTS CAN NOW ACCESS ALVARADO HOSPITAL SERVICES

Alvarado Hospital of San Diego and Health Net of California have signed a new agreement that provides Health Net members with access to health care at Alvarado Hospital. The contract covers Health Net ...
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RECREATIONAL GOLFERS MAY BE OFF-BALANCE

As the U.S. Open shines a national spotlight on San Diego, a local physician has some tips on how recreational golfers can look more like the professionals hitting the links at Torrey Pines. Start ...
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"SEX AND OUR CITY" - REAL ANSWERS FOR REAL WOMEN

Nice girls do talk about it… and not just on the silver screen. Female sexual issues—especially sexual dysfunctions—are a real health issue. In fact, one-third of all women, ...
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NEW KNEE IMPLANT - CLOSER TO THE REAL THING?

Alvarado is the only West Coast hospital participating in a two-year, FDA study assessing the efficacy of a new prosthetic implant for total knee replacement. The prosthesis, one of a new generation ...
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VOLUNTEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT ALVARADO HOSPITAL

Who ranges in age from 14 to 90 and works almost 45,000 hours a year? Volunteers at Alvarado Hospital—that’s who! The Alvarado Hospital Auxiliary is comprised of more than 400 volunteers, ...
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NEW TECHNOLOGY OFFERS MINIMALLY INVASIVE RELIEF FROM SINUSITIS

Now, there is new relief for San Diegans who suffer from chronic sinusitis. An evolutionary technology, called balloon sinuplasty, is being performed at Alvarado Hospital that allows the surgeon to ...
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"FAMILY FIT CLUB" - 10 FAMILY MEMBERS UNDERGO WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY

It was a case of “all in the family” as 10 members of a Yuma family all underwent weight-loss surgery — losing a collective 1,186pounds! Jean Ferguson, who is the last of her family ...
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THE IN'S AND OUT'S OF COLON CANCER

Since colorectal cancer claimed the life of her husband in 1998, Katie Couric, anchor of the CBS Evening News, has brought much awareness to the fact that colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and ...
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YOUTHFUL STROKE SURVIVOR IS BACK IN THE GAME

Most people believe that only elderly people get strokes, and certainly not fit people who work out regularly. Most people are wrong. Just ask Mario Garden of San Diego. No one was more surprised than ...
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ALVARADO DESIGNATED AN ADVANCED PRIMARY STROKE CENTER

Alvarado Hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers—one of the few in the San Diego area. Alvarado earned this designation after ...
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