High Rates Of Violence Suffered By Unstably Housed Women In San Francisco

(Newswise)–New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city’s homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence. “We looked at all types of violence—physical, sexual and emotional. We expected to find higher rates than […]

Whooping Cases Reach Nearly 900 In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO–Pertussis (whooping cough) cases in San Diego County number nearly 900 for the year according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. Nine new cases of the disease were confirmed this week in which the public may have been exposed. The locations are listed below. “The county and the state are […]

Mental Health Wins When Teens Play School Sports

Newswise–“It is important that school administrators recognize the importance of sport participation and physical activity,” said lead author Catherine M. Sabiston, Ph.D., of the University of Toronto. “The associations we have found show a long term impact. School sport from ages 12 to 17 protects those youth from poor mental health four years later.” 23 […]

Air Apparent: Using Bubbles To Reveal Fertility Problems

Sanjay Agarwal, MD, Department of Reproductive Medicine

LA JOLLA–Many women struggling to become pregnant may suffer from some degree of tubal blockage. Traditionally, an x-ray hysterosalpingogram (HSG) that uses dye is the most common procedure to determine whether a blockage exists, but it can cause extreme discomfort to the patient. UC San Diego Health System’s doctors are the first fertility specialists in […]

Study Documents Important Differences In Hospitalization Rates Among Racial And Ethnic Groups On Dialysis

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(Newswise)–There are significant racial and ethnic differences in hospitalization rates among kidney failure patients on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The differences are not consistent across age groups and also differ by causes of hospitalization. Additional studies are needed to […]

Palomar Medical Center To Host Mayo Clinic Mobile Exhibit On Tuesday

ESCONDIDO–To honor 150 years of serving humanity, Mayo Clinic is taking its story to the public in a free exhibit destined for stops in more than 40 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada from April through October. This high-impact, 1,000-square-foot exhibition on wheels will bring to life Mayo Clinic’s values and vision for the future […]

Palomar Health’s Bariatric Surgery Center Receives Re-Accreditation

SAN DIEGO–Pomerado Hospital, Palomar Health’s 107-bed acute care facility in Poway has been recognized once again as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The re-accreditation formally acknowledges Palomar Health’s commitment to providing quality improvement and the utmost safety for bariatric surgery patients, and demonstrates that […]

In Old Age, Lack Of Emotion And Interest May Signal Your Brain Is Shrinking

(Newswise)–Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study published in the April 16 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion. “Just as signs of memory loss may signal […]

Young Athletes From Higher Income Families More Likely To Suffer Serious Overuse Injuries

(Newswise)–A Loyola University Medical Center study is reporting for the first time a link between overuse injury rates in young athletes and their socioeconomic status. The rate of serious overuse injuries in athletes who come from families that can afford private insurance is 68 percent higher than the rate in lower-income athletes who are on […]

Local Doctors Volunteer To Give Hope To 29 Uninsured San Diegans

SAN DIEGO–Veronica Renteria has been living with painful infected tonsils for 26 years. This Saturday, she and 28 other San Diegans suffering with pain, injury, and other debilitating conditions will receive life-changing medical treatment for free. Thanks to Super Saturday Surgery Day, a twice-annual event provided by the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation and […]