2009

News Posts in 2009

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ARE CHAMPAGNE CORKS MINI MISSILES?
Dec 30, 2009

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 celebration could quickly turn to tragedy if a ...

HOLIDAY HEARTBURN PREVENTION TIPS
Dec 15, 2009

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 the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the ...

SKI SAFETY TIPS FROM AN OLYMPIC SKI TEAM PHYSICIAN
Dec 15, 2009

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 Hacker, MD. And he would know. During his sports ...

HOSPITALIZED STROKE SURVIVORS TREATED TO HOLIDAY CHEER
Dec 14, 2009

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 “Project Trim-a-Tree” on Dec. 11 to bring ...

ALVARADO'S DR. GOLDSTEIN HONORED WITH INTERNATIONAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dec 1, 2009

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 International 2009 Gold Medal Award for his ...

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION MAY SIGNAL HEART DISEASE, STUDY FINDS
Dec 1, 2009

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 indictor for coronary artery disease (CAD). The ...

CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HONORS DR. RICHARD BUTCHER FOR HIS ADVOCACY
Nov 9, 2009

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 Assocation House of Delegates, the CMA honored ...

ALVARADO PHYSICIANS AND STAFF HONORED AS SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE CHAMPIONS
Nov 2, 2009

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 health care community throughout San Diego County. ...

BACK TALK: SAFETY TIPS FOR SKIERS
Nov 1, 2009

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 patients. Alvarado Hospital’s orthopedic surgeon ...

HIDDEN DANGERS OF TESTOSTERONE GEL TRANSFER
Oct 30, 2009

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 bouncing his baby on his lap, causing casual transfer of ...

DR. SUMMERS' ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ
Oct 15, 2009

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 reunited with his college roommate and friends and took ...

GET YOUR SEXY BACK - BACK PAIN AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
Oct 1, 2009

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 originate in the lower spine. Dr. Irwin Goldstein, ...

NEW CT SCANNER ENHANCES PATIENT CARE
Sep 8, 2009

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. "This CT scanner is sensational," said Rich ...

LIFE AFTER STROKE: IT'S A JOURNEY
Sep 3, 2009

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 have a second one within 12 months. But there is ...

SIMPLE YES/NO QUESTIONS CAN HELP DIAGNOSE LOW SEXUAL DESIRE
Sep 1, 2009

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 women at 27 centers throughout the United States. ...

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