December

News Posts in December, 2009

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 ...