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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 ...

CHECK YOUR SKIN OR YOU'RE BOUND TO GET BURNED
Mar 23, 2009

Alvarado Hospital Offers Tips on Preventing and Treating Skin Cancer Sunny San Diego offers a multitude of activities for outdoor entertainment. But how much sun is too much? According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer (nonmelanoma and ...

DOCTORS SEE INCREASE IN STRESS-RELATED CONDITIONS DURING RECESSION
Mar 11, 2009

More than eight in 10 Americans attribute the troubling economic condition to their stress and depression, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. Consequently, as the economy worsens, many doctors are finding that they ...

WITH THESE HANDS: SURGEON IS ALSO A SCULPTOR
Mar 7, 2009

In the Alvarado Hospital operating room, orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist Dr. John Finkenberg works millimeter by millimeter to perform delicate procedures. He takes the same meticulous approach in his home workshop, where he creates the ...

WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY AND ERECTILE FUNCTION
Feb 27, 2009

It certainly could, especially for men suffering from obesity-related erectile dysfunction. A clinical study recently published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine showed that obese men with erectile dysfunction had low levels of testosterone. As the ...

DIET AND EXERCISE CAN IMPROVE ERECTILE FUNCTION
Feb 2, 2009

Erectile dysfunction is a significant reason of decreased quality of life in men. A new study in the February 2009 issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that men who make intensive changes in lifestyle are able to improve their erectile ...

PIONEERING HEART PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT ALVARADO
Feb 2, 2009

Over the last two years, Alvarado Hospital has made tremendous strides in the treatment of heart disease. The hospital’s cardiac specialists, surgeons and staff are committed to bringing the latest research-based diagnostic, therapeutic and ...

DREAM TEAM OF SPINE EXPERTS ASSEMBLED AT ALVARADO HOSPITAL
Jan 18, 2009

Alvarado Hospital is changing the way spine disorders are evaluated and treated in San Diego. The newly opened Advanced Spine Institute & Minimally Invasive Spine Center has brought together an exceptional team of experienced medical, surgical ...

BACK TALK: BACK PAIN MYTHS DEBUNKED
Nov 7, 2008

Next to the common cold, low back pain is the most frequent cause of lost work days in adults under the age of 45, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. About four out of five adults will experience low back pain sometime in their ...

ALVARADO DESIGNATED HEART ATTACK-RECEIVING CENTER
Nov 4, 2008

Alvarado Hospital is designated a STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center by San Diego County. STEMI stands for ST-elevation myocardial infarction. This designation is only given to hospitals that prove their staff can meet stringent standards of ...

ADULT MALE CIRCUMCISION DOES NOT CURTAIL SEXUAL PLEASURE, STUDY FINDS
Nov 3, 2008

A new study found that adult circumcisions do not lead to sexual difficulties among men who were already sexually active. The study appeared in the November 2008 issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the official journal of the International ...

LINK FOUND BETWEEN OBESITY AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
Oct 29, 2008

A clinical study found that obese men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are shown to have low levels of hormones, such as testosterone. The findings also show that certain conditions associated with obesity, particularly hypertension, are the most ...

36 ALVARADO PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED AS "TOP DOCTORS"
Oct 1, 2008

Every year, many members of Alvarado Hospital’s medical staff are “considered physicians of exceptional excellence by their peers” as part of the “Best Doctors in San Diego” issue compiled by the San Diego Medical ...

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