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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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  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]
  • ‘Kachina Dolls and Dances’ to be topic at Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society lecture
    Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss “Kachina Dolls and Dances” from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls (in photo at right), were carved typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about the katsinas, the im […]