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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 ...

DO CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS IMPACT MALE SEX DRIVE?
Apr 15, 2010

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs can Reduce Testosterone Levels, Causing Low Sex Drive and Depression Men who take cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as statins, have lower testosterone levels that can cause low libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), depression ...

NUTRITION TIPS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
Apr 7, 2010

Being pregnant for the first time will no doubt change a woman’s diet and raise many first-time questions about nutrition. Alvarado Hospital’s nutritionist Christine McClendon, who is pregnant herself, offers nutritional tips to help ...

CLUB ENCOURAGES STROKE PATIENTS TO BECOME SAVVY SURVIVORS
Mar 19, 2010

The Comebacker’s Neuro Club started in 1994 and is dedicated to providing opportunities for those who have experienced a cerebral vascular accident, brain injury, or neurological impairment. The purpose of the club is for the survivor and loved ...

3 EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS FOR OBESITY
Mar 8, 2010

When you are struggling with severe obesity, losing weight can seem like an impossible challenge. Those with severe obesity are 90 pounds or more overweight or have a BMI of 35 or more. Those who struggle with weight are also susceptible to many ...

GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR STROKE REHAB IS AWARDED TO ALVARADO HOSPITAL
Mar 8, 2010

Alvarado Hospital First in Western United States to Earn Dual Certification Alvarado Hospital’s stroke rehabilitation program has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission. With this designation, Alvarado becomes the ...

CAN YOU "MOON WALK" YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH?
Mar 2, 2010

Using new space age-like technology, Alvarado Hospital’s otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician) Dr. Michael O’Leary is helping to get patients back on their feet by using a gravity-defying treadmill, in which patients ...

WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY MAY PAY FOR ITSELF WITHIN A YEAR
Mar 1, 2010

Surgical Weight Loss may be a Smart Move in a Down Economy A recent study suggests that severely obese men and women spend more than $18,500 more per year than the average normal-weighted person. When you calculate the added expenses brought on by ...

NEW PROCEDURE: STENTS FOR YOUR NOSE
Feb 24, 2010

Exciting Advances for Chronic Sinusitis Sufferers For years, cardiologists have used medical stents for everything from strengthening arteries in angioplasties to improving blood flow in the heart. Recently, the stent, a tube used to prevent or ...

SEX DURING PREGNANCY: WOMEN TELL ALL
Feb 22, 2010

Level of sexual activity during pregnancy is something many couples don’t talk about. Many wonder if it normal to have an increased or decreased desire? Will it hurt the baby? In the February issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, doctors ...

ALVARADO HOSPITAL GREATLY REDUCES CARBON FOOTPRINT
Feb 11, 2010

Alvarado Hospital Makes a Big Impact in Patient Care While Treading Lightly on the Environment Alvarado Hospital, a forerunner in healthcare innovation, will save more than 7 million kilowatt hours of energy over the next five years by teaming with ...

NEW ANKLE PROCEDURE FOR THOSE WITH EXTREME ANKLE PAIN
Feb 1, 2010

San Diego Physician Performs a Rare Ankle-Replacement Procedure for Patients with Extreme Ankle Pain If Julie Daniel’s ankle were a car, the check engine light would have been blinking for 40 years. In 1969, Daniel, in her early 20s, broke her ...

GROWING DEMAND FOR SEXUAL MEDICINE SERVICES, ALVARADO HOSPITAL FINDS
Jan 20, 2010

Life-enhancing medicines such as Viagra, now a decade old, are only part of the story of the evolution of sexual health and medicine. Now, hospitals are discovering the power and connection between sexual health and overall health as part of their ...

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, ...

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