Palomar Health Collecting Used Hearing Devices

ESCONDIDO–Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Poway are collecting used hearing devices in support of the “So the World May Hear” campaign. Last year the medical centers collected 87 devices, this year they hope to collect at least 100. Worldwide more than 300 million people suffer from hearing loss, with 97 percent unable to afford a […]

San Marcos Offers PiYo Live Class

SAN MARCOS–The City is offering a PiYo Live class for adults at the San Marcos Community Center May 18. PiYo is a muscle-sculpting, core-firming class that provides a great cardio workout. It combines the strength and power of yoga moves to get you fit. Registration is required for the 7 p.m. class at www.san-marcos.net/register. Cost is $53 for 5 weeks. For more information, call Breana at […]

Nonprofit Promotes Exercise With “Get Moving May”

SAN DIEGO–In an effort to inspire more people to adopt a physically active lifestyle, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is launching its newest initiative: Get Moving May. The local organization’s month-long effort will educate and encourage people to consider every form of movement—from walking to gardening to surfing—as a way to remain physically and […]

Palomar Health Foundation Appoints New Board Members

ESCONDIDO–Palomar Health Foundation has appointed Nelly Bulkin and Cary Burch as new Board Members. Their appointments are part of the board’s vision to improve the board’s diversity to more fully represent the North County communities served by the Palomar Health District. Nelly Bulkin is a licensed realtor working for Pacific Sotheby’s International, specializing in the […]

Black Children Six Times More Likely To Die Of Asthma

Atlanta, GA–There is no cure for asthma, but with the proper diagnosis, medication and an asthma management plan, symptoms can be controlled. When not properly controlled asthma can be deadly. A study being presented at the 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) annual Meeting called “Where Do Children with Asthma Die? A National […]

Are Tree Nut Allergies Diagnosed Too Often?

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS–(Newswise)–Many patients with a history of a single tree nut allergy are told to avoid all other tree nuts. But is that necessary? If you have a tree nut allergy and were advised to avoid other tree nuts based only on a positive blood or skin prick test, you may not be allergic to […]

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary To Host Fundraiser

SAN DIEGO–Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary of Poway will host a luncheon in May to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. The Poway Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s fourteenth annual Tabletops and Tea will be held May 21 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The event, chaired by Evan Bakke and Diedre Mikkelson, will include prizes from […]

Zika May Cause Miscarriages, Thin Brain Tissue In Babies Carried To Term

(Newswise)–Johns Hopkins researchers say that in early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta – intended to protect the developing fetus – and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and to babies born with thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells. By administering Zika virus […]

Size Matters When It Comes To Keeping Blood Sugar Levels In Check

(Newswise)–Keeping blood sugar levels within a safe range is key to managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a […]

Second Cause Of Hidden Hearing Loss Identified

(Newswise)–Patients who complain they can’t hear their friends at a noisy restaurant, but pass a hearing test in their doctor’s office, may be describing hidden hearing loss. Now, less than six years since its initial description, scientists have made great strides in understanding what hidden hearing loss is and what causes it. In research published […]