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News Posts in May, 2010

ALVARADO HOSTS COUNCILWOMAN MARTI EMERALD FOR SAN DIEGO STROKE AWARENESS DAY
May 26, 2010

In celebration of Stroke Awareness Month, the San Diego City Council has designated May 25, 2010, as San Diego Stroke Awareness Day, which is being announced by City Councilmember Marti Emerald at Alvarado Hospital on May 27. As the first hospital in ...

3-D SPINE TECHNOLOGY COMES TO THE OR
May 25, 2010

Film critics agree that Avatar’s 3-D concept has forever changed the way movies will be made. Similarly, hospitals are now following suit, as Alvarado Hospital brings state-of-the-art imaging technology—called the O-Arm—to the ...

ALVARADO POSTS ITS ER WAIT TIMES ON SMARTPHONE APP
May 18, 2010

Alvarado Hospital Posting ER Wait Times on Free App Smart phones have revolutionized the ease of instant access to information. Now, smart phone applications can help save lives. Alvarado Hospital in San Diego is the first to partner with iTriage, an ...

ALVARADO HOSPITAL SELECTED AS STROKE CHAMPION BY AMERICAN HEART/STROKE ASSOCIATION
May 17, 2010

The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Alvarado Hospital is San Diego’s first ever Stroke Champion sponsor. The collaboration is aimed at reducing death and disability from strokethe nation’s third leading killer and ...

HOW TO IDENTIFY STROKE WARNING SIGNS
May 3, 2010

If you see or have one or more of these symptoms, don't wait, call 911 right away! Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech Trouble seeing in one or both ...

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR STROKE?
May 3, 2010

Stroke prevention is still the best medicine. The most important treatable conditions linked to stroke are: High Blood Pressure - Treat it! Eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise to reduce blood pressure. Medication may be ...