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THE THRILL OF VICTORY MAY CAUSE THE AGONY OF A HEART ATTACK
Jun 22, 2010

The thrill of victory may cause the agony of a heart attack during close World Cup soccer matches, according to medical researchers who recently published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine about the relationship of World Cup soccer and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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