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To Your Health: Top 10 health concerns of Baby Boomers

As the first wave of “Baby Boomers” reaches retirement age and becomes eligible for Medicare, attention is being drawn to the health concerns that seem most prevalent among this generation.

To Your Health: Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery Means Fewer Scars, Faster Recovery

More than 1 million Americans undergo gallbladder surgery every year. Yet relatively few people even really understand what the gallbladder does—or why it would need to be removed.

To your health: The highs and lows of blood pressure

It’s routine at nearly every doctor’s appointment—the nurse wraps a blood pressure cuff around your arm, pumps it up a bit, and waits for the reading. Between appointments, you may also have taken your own blood pressure using the do-it-yourself machine at the drugstore.

To Your Health: Top 10 Summer Safety Tips

Pool parties, barbecues, beach outings and bonfires…summer fun is in full swing. Enjoy the sun and warm weather even more by taking steps to protect yourself and your family from injuries and illnesses that tend to be more common in the summer months. Keep these 10 tips in mind for a safer summer:

To your health: Your aging eyesight

If you’re around age 40 and have noticed that you need to hold small print farther and farther away in order to read it clearly, it is not just your imagination — nor are your arms shorter than they used to be. After age 35, everybody starts to develop a type of age-related vision disorder called presbyopia, which means “aging eye” in Greek. As the eyes age, they lose the ability to focus up close, making activities such as reading a book or typing a text message more difficult. People often try to compensate by holding objects as far away as possible to see them more clearly, but their arms are only so long.

To your health: Minutes matter in heart attack treatment

When a heart attack strikes, what happens in the next few minutes can make a critical difference in both the immediate and long-term health consequences.

To Your Health: The many faces of a cancer diagnosis

Few events may be as life-changing as a diagnosis of cancer

To Your Health: Many shades of color blindness

Imagine being unable to tell the difference between a red car and a green one. Or hearing people rave about a “green flash” at sunset and seeing only brown.

To Your Health: What are the top leading causes of death for men?

The current average life expectancy for men is 76 years. If you’re a man who wants to push that number as high as possible — or a woman who wants the same for your husband, father or brother — you may be interested in the leading causes of death for men and what you can do to help prevent them.

Free screening offers early detection of Type 1 diabetes

With Type 2 diabetes reaching epidemic proportions in America, Type 1 diabetes has received little media attention. However, in recent years Type 1 diabetes—the chronic, lifelong form of diabetes that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to properly control blood sugar levels—has been on the rise.

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  • RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared
    The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents. W […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders
    Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe. The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has be […]
  • Candidates seek election to three Rancho Santa Fe special district boards
    Seats on the boards of directors of three special districts that provide such services as water, fire protection, sewage treatment and landscape maintenance are on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. The three special districts are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services Distric […]