2009

Blog Posts in 2009

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ARE CHAMPAGNE CORKS MINI MISSILES?

Champagne and sparkling wines are a natural choice for holiday celebrations, particularly for New Year’s Eve. But, before you get ready to pop the cork, be aware of the potential dangers. Your ...
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HOLIDAY HEARTBURN PREVENTION TIPS

We’ve all felt the effects of that big holiday meal as sleepiness takes over and the bloating begins. A shooting chest pain awakens us from slumber. We are experiencing heartburn—one of ...
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SKI SAFETY TIPS FROM AN OLYMPIC SKI TEAM PHYSICIAN

Alvarado Hospital’s Dr. Scott Hacker Offers Tips on Ski Safety Planning to hit the slopes this weekend? Start preparing now, advises avid skier and Alvarado Hospital orthopedic surgeon Scott ...
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HOSPITALIZED STROKE SURVIVORS TREATED TO HOLIDAY CHEER

Alvarado Hospital Stroke Survivors Trim Christmas Trees for Recent Hospitalized Stroke Patients Alvarado Hospital and the hospital's “Comebacker’s Neuro Club hosted their annual ...
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ALVARADO'S DR. GOLDSTEIN HONORED WITH INTERNATIONAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) honored Dr. Irwin Goldstein, director of the Sexual Medicine Program at Alvarado Hospital and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, with the ...
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ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION MAY SIGNAL HEART DISEASE, STUDY FINDS

If you are experiencing trouble with your penis, is your heart and arteries soon to follow? According to a new study in the December 2009 Journal of Sexual Medicine, erectile dysfunction can be a risk ...
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CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HONORS DR. RICHARD BUTCHER FOR HIS ADVOCACY

Alvarado Hospital’s Dr. Richard Butcher Achieves the Gary F. Krieger Speakers’ Recognition Award for his Years of Leadership During the 138 th Annual Session of the California Medical ...
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ALVARADO PHYSICIANS AND STAFF HONORED AS SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE CHAMPIONS

With more than 500 finalists and their guests in attendance, the San Diego Business Journal’s Healthcare Champions event proved once again to be one of the premier recognition events for the ...
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BACK TALK: SAFETY TIPS FOR SKIERS

Traumatic injuries suffered from skiing accidents grab the headlines, however the majority of injuries result from overuse. Skiing technique and style correlate with the type of problem in most ...
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HIDDEN DANGERS OF TESTOSTERONE GEL TRANSFER

Imagine the shock of a mother and father who noticed pubic hair growing on their 18-month-old. The cause? The father was using a topical testosterone gel that he applied to his leg and was then ...
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DR. SUMMERS' ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ

Many reunions consist of getting together and reminiscing about old times. For Alvarado Hospital’s Dr. Harper Summers, it meant conquering a new challenge. This past September Dr. Summers ...
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GET YOUR SEXY BACK - BACK PAIN AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Back Pain Can Affect Relationships and Sexual Health Some say the secret to great sex is “all in your head.” Sexual medicine and spine experts might disagree — some sexual problems ...
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NEW CT SCANNER ENHANCES PATIENT CARE

As part of Alvarado Hospital's investment in leading-edge technology, it is has acquired the Siemens 64-slice CT scanner, which is the most state-of-the-art scanner currently on the market. ...
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LIFE AFTER STROKE: IT'S A JOURNEY

Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in this country and the leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Of the 795,000 Americans who suffer a stroke this year, 5%-14% are likely to ...
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SIMPLE YES/NO QUESTIONS CAN HELP DIAGNOSE LOW SEXUAL DESIRE

Five simple and quick questions may help determine if a woman has low sexual desire (hypoactive sexual desire disorder), according to a study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The study enrolled 263 ...
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STROKE SURVIVOR FINDS HELPING OTHERS GOOD THERAPY

You can't keep Parker Finch down for long. A retired Navy man, the Coronado resident was enjoying his golden years and his volunteer work as a docent at the Hotel del Coronado when he first ...
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CYCLING AND SEXUAL FUNCTION STUDY REVEALING

Long suspected by the 5 million recreational bike riders and sexual medicine experts, bicycle seat design—shorter noseless seats versus the standard protruding nose extended seat—can ...
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NEW ADVANCED SPINE CENTER OFFERS MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES

To improve access to highly specialized care and to further its commitment to patients suffering from spine-related disorders, Alvarado Hospital has opened the Advanced Spine Institute & Minimally ...
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MEN ARE INCREASINGLY BRINGING A BUZZ INTO THE BEDROOM

Study Suggests Use of Vibrators Can Improve Sexual Function and Promote Health-Conscious Behavior According to a study in the July 2009 issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the use of vibrators ...
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HELPING SAN DIEGANS BREATHE BETTER

For many San Diegans who suffer from a chronic cough and other breathing problems, spring’s allergy season can severely aggravate thier condition and lead to serious complications, ...
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"MALE MENOPAUSE" AND LOW HORMONAL LEVELS

Menopause isn’t just for women anymore. As men approach age 50, their testosterone levels decrease, which can lead to bothersome symptoms characterized by andropause, otherwise known as ...
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OUTDOOR COOKING TIPS FOR A SAFE SUMMER

Summer is a great time to fire up the grill. While grilling outdoors is enjoyable for most, it also creates potential roadblocks for the cook. This means the chef must practice extra caution when ...
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NEW LASER MAY REDUCE SIGNS OF AGING

Southern California is known for its beautiful beaches and sunny weather. As the months grow warmer, San Diegans are looking to put their best face forward. However, there is a downside to living in a ...
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STUDY LINKS VAGINAL DELIVERIES WITH SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

Women who have given birth vaginally are more likely to experience sexual dysfunction than women who have delivered through a planned cesarean section, according to a study in the June issue of The ...
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PHYSICIANS RAISE MORE THAN $7K FOR YWCA'S BECKY'S HOUSE

Physicians Surgery Center at Alvarado Raises $7,100 for YWCA’s Becky’s House Domestic Violence Programs Building on its vision to provide the most advanced surgical services available in a ...
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