Health & Science

  • ‘Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy’ helps patients find root of the problem

    ‘Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy’ helps patients find root of the problem

    A past patient at Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy recently celebrated her 100th birthday at the Bressi Ranch location. Brian Stone, PT, DPT, clinic director at that office, said she attributed her health and longevity to “a good sense of humor and sticking to her exercise program.”  “Many of...

  • Carlsbad plant brings ocean water to your tap

    Carlsbad plant brings ocean water to your tap

    Jennifer Jones held out a plastic cup of water to a visitor. The water was crystal clear and tasted fresh and pure, as if it had been poured from a bottle of spring water. There was nothing to suggest that as recently as one hour earlier, that water had been pulled from the ocean by powerful pumps....

  • New San Elijo Lagoon nursery sows native plants

    New San Elijo Lagoon nursery sows native plants

    Native plants are needed to restore the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, but many of them can’t be found commercially. That’s where the new San Elijo Nursery, one of the few of its kind in Southern California, comes in. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy officials and donors on Oct. 21 cut the ribbon...

  • Brain Fitness programs start Sept. 15 in Del Mar

    Del Mar Community Connections (DMCC) is once again offering its two popular Brain Fitness programs starting Sept. 15 at the Del Mar Community Building, 225 Ninth St., Del Mar. For those interested in participating, orientation meetings will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 for the “Basic Brain Fitness”...

  • Free ovarian cancer forum Sept. 16 at Scripps La Jolla

    Learn important information about ovarian cancer at a free educational forum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Presenting at the forum will be a panel of educators and cancer survivors from the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego. The event will help attendees...

  • To Your Health: Six myths, facts about heart health

    Between the Internet, television news and social media, it seems there is a new story about heart disease nearly every day. While a great deal of information is out there, not all of it is accurate. Considering that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide — accounting for...

  • ‘End of Life’ program to be discussed July 23

    A new program that identifies patients’ wishes regarding end-of-life medical treatment will be outlined at an educational workshop set for 10 a.m. July 23 at the Del Mar Community Building, 225 Ninth St., Del Mar. The program, known as POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment), was...

  • First responders working to sharpen public’s CPR skills with simpler method

    Promoting "hands-only CPR," first responder agencies in the San Diego County Service Area 17 — Del Mar Fire Department, Encinitas Fire Department, Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, and Solana Beach Fire Department — and ambulance service provider American Medical Response, are striving...

  • Expert to discuss ‘Dark Chocolate, Red Wine and Heart-Healthy Eating' at June 30 event in Del Mar

    The latest research on heart-healthy eating, including information on the role of inflammation and the protective components in dark chocolate and red wine, will be presented by Vicky Newman, MS, RDN, at 1:30 p.m. June 30 in the Del Mar Library, sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections. The public...

  • Meditation techniques June 16 at Solana Beach Library

    If life’s demands have you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. At 6:30 p.m. June 16, registered nurse Sandra Brook will be at the Solana Beach Library to introduce proven meditation and relaxation techniques to benefit your emotional well-being and your overall health. Anyone...

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