Underappreciated Cause Of Bowel Obstruction Should Be Included In Surgical Assessments

LA JOLLA–Each year, more than 10 million Americans seek medical attention, often in emergency situations, for symptoms of intestinal blockages. Researchers at the University California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified an abnormal form of small bowel twisting (or volvulus) that may cause these painful obstructions. In contrast to other causes of bowel obstruction […]

Study Shows Babies Born With Drug Withdrawal Symptoms On The Rise

(Newswise)–The number of infants born in the United States with drug withdrawal symptoms, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), nearly doubled in a four-year period. By 2012, one infant was born every 25 minutes in the U.S. with the syndrome, accounting for $1.5 billion in annual health care charges, according to a new Vanderbilt […]

Walking An Extra Two Minutes Each Hour May Offset Hazards Of Sitting Too Long

(Newswise)–A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical […]

Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers report men undergo bariatric surgeries in far lower numbers than women.

LA JOLLA–A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity among U.S. men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than women. The study is published in the […]

Palomar Health Receives Recognition On Earth Day‏

Proclamation Presentation

SAN DIEGO–In conjunction with Earth Week, Palomar Health has been recognized as a local and national leader for its efforts and commitment to sustainability as part of its wellness programming. Last week, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) honored Palomar Health with an achievement award for its efforts and success in plant-based menu […]

County, NAMI Walk To Reduce Stigma Of Mental Illness


SAN DIEGO–On May 2, lace up your sneakers and join thousands of walkers and runners for the 2015 San Diego County NAMI Walk and Health and Human Services Agency Wellness Expo. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon at NTC Park in Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, in Point Loma. The walk, […]

Extra Sleep Fixes Memory Problems In Flies With Alzheimer’s-Like Condition

Paul Shaw, PhD, who studies sleep in fruit flies at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, checks the nursery where he breeds flies. His research shows that artificially inducing extra sleep in the flies allows them to overcome major memory impairments.

(Newswise)–Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that otherwise would block memory formation, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Studying three groups of flies, the scientists interfered with their ability to […]

Vista Medical Plaza Opens New Class “A” LabCorp Service Center‏

VISTA–Vista Medical Plaza, an outpatient health center serving the Tri-City area announced the opening of its newest tenant – Laboratory Corporation of America (“LabCorp”). The new location opened its doors to patients April 20. The new outpatient service center, located at 2076 W. Vista Way, is the first of several planned locations nationwide to pilot […]

Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Less Likely To Quit

LA JOLLA–The rapid increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation tool. A study, published online on April 16 in the American Journal of Public Health, suggests proponents are in error. University of California, […]

Family History Increases The Risk Of Cardiac Arrest In Patients On Dialysis

(Newswise)–The increased risk of cardiac arrest experienced by patients with kidney failure may, in part, be inherited, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Uncovering the genes that are involved may point to new treatments to protect patients’ heart health. Kidney failure patients […]