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Smart use of sleeping pills

Many people find it challenging to get a good night’s sleep either because they have problems falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. While many effective medications on the market to promote sleep might seem like a dream come true, misuse of such medication — whether accidental or intentional — can have nightmarish consequences.

Multiple Sclerosis symptoms require individualized management

Ask five people who have multiple sclerosis to list their top symptoms, and you are likely to get five different answers. Commonly known as MS, multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.

Device may eliminate the need for blood thinners in some atrial fibrillation patients

A new device currently being studied at select hospitals across the country may eliminate the need for blood thinning medications in some patients who have a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation (“AF”). The most common cause of irregular heartbeat, AF affects more than two million people in the United States.

To Your Health: Heart care goes high tech

Just a few years ago, heart surgery often meant a large incision from chest to abdomen, hours of surgery, considerable risks and a week or two in the hospital followed by a long, difficult recovery. In recent years, however, technological advancements have come into the mainstream, offering many patients less-invasive, more successful treatments for heart problems.

Whooping Cough Isn’t Just for Kids

Last year, California had the largest outbreak of whooping cough cases since 1947; more than 9,100 cases were reported, including 10 infants who died from the disease. While whooping cough has traditionally been considered a childhood illness, more than half of those cases involved adults and adolescents.

TO YOUR HEALTH: Fall back without falling behind; tips for adjusting to the time change

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By Bradley Schnierow, MD Contributor This coming Sunday morning (Nov. 7), all of us stand to gain an extra hour of sleep as we “fall back” from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. While an extra hour of sleep is always welcomed (and encouraged by sleep physicians such as myself), it is a mere drop [...]

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  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club to present second ‘Taste of Rancho Santa Fe’
    The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club continues to live up to the motto, “Service Above Self,” and invites you to partner with the Rotary Club at the 2nd Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe on Oct. 12. Guests of the event, to be held from 4-7 p.m., will have an opportunity to stroll through the historic and iconic grounds of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe while sampling f […]
  • Melodrama to open at Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe
    As part of the Rancho Days celebration in Rancho Santa Fe, “The Saga of Sagebrush Sal, A Comedy Western Melodrama” is set to open Oct. 5 at the Village Church Community Theater. In this old-fashioned comic melodrama, Sagebrush Sal decides to take over the busiest establishment in town, The Bloody Turnip Saloon, which is owned by Jake the Snake. The audience […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society acquires Covenant founder’s ledger
    The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society has acquired the ledger of Barton Millard, which dates back to the 1920s, and will unveil it at Coffee On The Patio Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at La Flecha House. Millard was a founding member of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, co-wrote the initial CC&Bs, and served four terms as its president. Millard’s gra […]