2008

News Posts in 2008

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BACK TALK: BACK PAIN MYTHS DEBUNKED
Nov 7, 2008

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 adults will experience low back pain sometime in their ...

ALVARADO DESIGNATED HEART ATTACK-RECEIVING CENTER
Nov 4, 2008

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 their staff can meet stringent standards of ...

ADULT MALE CIRCUMCISION DOES NOT CURTAIL SEXUAL PLEASURE, STUDY FINDS
Nov 3, 2008

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 Medicine, the official journal of the International ...

LINK FOUND BETWEEN OBESITY AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
Oct 29, 2008

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 obesity, particularly hypertension, are the most ...

36 ALVARADO PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED AS "TOP DOCTORS"
Oct 1, 2008

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 Diego” issue compiled by the San Diego Medical ...

GAIT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH FEMALE ORGASMIC FUNCTION
Sep 8, 2008

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 Sexual Medicine, the official journal of the ...

9 ALVARADO PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED AS SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE CHAMPIONS
Aug 25, 2008

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 winners below honored at a special event on Aug. 21 at ...

ALVARADO HOSPITAL MENTIONED FOR STROKE DESIGNATION IN USA TODAY
Aug 15, 2008

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 distinction, Alvarado was soon named after the Joint ...

WII-HABILITATION
Jul 16, 2008

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 how we think about rehab. For years, video games ...

BE CAREFUL WITH HANDS-FREE DEVICES, EXPERTS SAY
Jun 30, 2008

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 for driver safety, drivers should use hands-free ear ...

HEALTH NET PATIENTS CAN NOW ACCESS ALVARADO HOSPITAL SERVICES
Jun 25, 2008

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 members with employer-sponsored, Individual & ...

RECREATIONAL GOLFERS MAY BE OFF-BALANCE
Jun 12, 2008

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 with checking your balance, said Alvarado Hospital ...

"SEX AND OUR CITY" - REAL ANSWERS FOR REAL WOMEN
May 30, 2008

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, regardless of age, experience diminished sexual interest. ...

NEW KNEE IMPLANT - CLOSER TO THE REAL THING?
Apr 18, 2008

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 of “rotating bearing” knee implants, ...

VOLUNTEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT ALVARADO HOSPITAL
Apr 15, 2008

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, ranging in age f rom 14 to 90. During 2007, they ...

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