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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. ...

STROKE SURVIVOR FINDS HELPING OTHERS GOOD THERAPY
Aug 9, 2009

You can't keep Parker Finch down for long. A retired Navy man, the Coronado resident was enjoying his golden years and his volunteer work as a docent at the Hotel del Coronado when he first realized how much his tenacity would be tested. It was ...

CYCLING AND SEXUAL FUNCTION STUDY REVEALING
Aug 7, 2009

Long suspected by the 5 million recreational bike riders and sexual medicine experts, bicycle seat design—shorter noseless seats versus the standard protruding nose extended seat—can directly affect a man’s sexual function, based on ...

NEW ADVANCED SPINE CENTER OFFERS MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES
Jul 20, 2009

To improve access to highly specialized care and to further its commitment to patients suffering from spine-related disorders, Alvarado Hospital has opened the Advanced Spine Institute & Minimally Invasive Spine Center, a multi-specialty ...

MEN ARE INCREASINGLY BRINGING A BUZZ INTO THE BEDROOM
Jul 19, 2009

Study Suggests Use of Vibrators Can Improve Sexual Function and Promote Health-Conscious Behavior According to a study in the July 2009 issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the use of vibrators can bring a new healthy “buzz” to the ...

HELPING SAN DIEGANS BREATHE BETTER
Jul 12, 2009

For many San Diegans who suffer from a chronic cough and other breathing problems, spring’s allergy season can severely aggravate thier condition and lead to serious complications, hospitalization or even death. According to the American Lung ...

"MALE MENOPAUSE" AND LOW HORMONAL LEVELS
Jul 8, 2009

Menopause isn’t just for women anymore. As men approach age 50, their testosterone levels decrease, which can lead to bothersome symptoms characterized by andropause, otherwise known as “male menopause.” Alvarado Hospital’s ...

OUTDOOR COOKING TIPS FOR A SAFE SUMMER
Jul 1, 2009

Summer is a great time to fire up the grill. While grilling outdoors is enjoyable for most, it also creates potential roadblocks for the cook. This means the chef must practice extra caution when preparing and serving the food in the outdoors. No ...

NEW LASER MAY REDUCE SIGNS OF AGING
Jun 24, 2009

Southern California is known for its beautiful beaches and sunny weather. As the months grow warmer, San Diegans are looking to put their best face forward. However, there is a downside to living in a year-round warm climate says Alvarado ...

STUDY LINKS VAGINAL DELIVERIES WITH SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
Jun 23, 2009

Women who have given birth vaginally are more likely to experience sexual dysfunction than women who have delivered through a planned cesarean section, according to a study in the June issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine. In recent years, ...

PHYSICIANS RAISE MORE THAN $7K FOR YWCA'S BECKY'S HOUSE
Jun 18, 2009

Physicians Surgery Center at Alvarado Raises $7,100 for YWCA’s Becky’s House Domestic Violence Programs Building on its vision to provide the most advanced surgical services available in a patient-centered environment, Alvarado Hospital ...

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO SPINE STENOSIS
May 25, 2009

Many traditional spine surgeries may now be performed using minimally invasive techniques. AlvaradoHospital is offering a new technology for treating the pain, weakness and numbness associated with lumbar spine stenosis (LSS). The X-STOP® ...

REDUCED TIME IN ALVARADO'S ER BENEFITS PATIENTS
Apr 1, 2009

The 2009 numbers are in, and they are impressive. Since taking over management of the Alvarado Hospital emergency department in April 2008, Medical Director Kevin Kelly, MD, and his team have implemented strategies that have reduced length of stay ...

NOSE WOES: DON'T LET ALLERGIES RUIN YOUR LIFE
Mar 31, 2009

The arrival of spring brings is rising temperatures, new plant life and more daylight. And it has also brought what approximately 40 million Americans dread: allergies. Allergies keep thousands of children away from their classrooms and many adults ...

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