August

News Posts in August, 2010

HEARING LOSS TEST GOES MULTI-LINGUAL
Aug 31, 2010

New technology to test hearing, called the Otogram, is being used to break down language barriers. Alvarado Hospital’s Dr. Michael O'Leary, an ear, nose and throat specialist in San Diego, is using the new device to reach out to patients in ...

CHECK ER WAIT TIMES ON YOUR SMARTPHONE
Aug 30, 2010

With one of the shortest wait times in San Diego County, Alvarado Hospital launched a campaign to raise public awareness about where to go if you want treatment quickly. A two-pronged campaign, the hospital was the first in San Diego to post its wait ...

DO PASSION AND PREGNANCY MIX? STUDY REVEALS THE ANSWER
Aug 25, 2010

Do passion and pregnancy mix? A new clinical study reports that the frequency of sexual intercourse declines in the third trimester of pregnancy and steadily returns between three to six months after childbirth. The study, in the August 2010 issue of ...

SOUNDPROOF CURTAINS IMPROVE PATIENT EXPERIENCE IN ALVARADO'S ER
Aug 2, 2010

Draping the Emergency Department in Silence Enhances Patient Care and Privacy Alvarado Hospital is the first in San Diego to drape soundproof curtains around each bed in the ER to reduce noise and increase patient privacy. This new soundproof curtain ...

AN EARFUL: KEEPING YOUR EARS HEALTHY THIS SUMMER
Aug 2, 2010

As the weather continues to heat up more people are headed to the pool, ocean, rivers or lakes to find cool relief. The more time spent in water and doing water-related activities the higher ones chances are for contracting swimmer’s ear or ...