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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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  • Alumni and Advancement Center named for longtime supporters Larry and Cindy Bloch of Rancho Santa Fe
    The University of Rochester’s Alumni and Advancement Center in Rochester, N.Y. has been renamed the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center in recognition of the couple’s support of the university and, in particular, its Advancement programs. In a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 15, UR President Joel Seligman formally dedicated the center in honor of […]
  • 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 […]