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Frontline Cancer: A fight for the ages

Dr. Scott Lippman

No one dismisses the health threat of cancer. The disease, in its myriad forms (hundreds and counting), kills almost 575,000 Americans annually, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And yet sometimes, I think, the enormity of cancer’s threat is not fully realized.

Ten more Pertussis cases reported in San Diego, one in La Jolla

Ten new cases were reported this week, including a 3-year-old at La Jolla Presbyterian Church Preschool in La Jolla, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) announced Wednesday, and others may have been exposed.

Frontline Cancer: Exploring the link between obesity and cancer

Dr. Scott Lippman

More than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, which comes with a long and heavy list of associated health risks, among them: coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes — and cancer. An ever-growing number of studies show that packing on excess pounds increases the risk for cancer, most notably colon, pancreas, kidney, thyroid, breast, endometrial (uterine), esophageal and gallbladder.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Psychologist offers insights on the joy of living at UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging in La Jolla

Photo illustration by Daniel K. Lew

Is it possible for us to become happier people — that is, to experience happiness more often and throughout our lives? Yes, it is, says Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., who recently spoke on “The Science and Practice of Happiness Across the Lifespan” at UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging in La Jolla.

‘Biggest Loser’ expert offers tips at Orangetheory event

Skylar Nelson, formerly of TVs ‘The Biggest Loser,’ offered tips on diet and nutrition at Orangetheory Fitness on Girard Avenue Feb. 12. Pat Sherman

Contrary to popular belief, extreme carbohydrate restriction — advocated in many fad diets — can be counterproductive, depleting vital energy sources for peak athletic and mental performance, while limiting the body’s ability to metabolize fat.

Dr. Scott Irwin on the important things: Whole person care

Dr. Scott Lippman

A diagnosis of cancer changes everything. It portends coming days and months of challenges. Most obvious perhaps are those related to treatment: What therapy, drug or approach is most likely to succeed, to eradicate the cancer and return that person to health?

La Jolla entrepreneur Peter C. Farrell receives CONNECT award

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Farrell improved and commercialized a device for treating sleep apnea that has become one of the greatest success stories in medical device history.

Doctor to speak about heart disease at La Jolla Community Center, Feb. 27

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As part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, the La Jolla Community Center will host a presentation by Mimi Guarneri, M.D., titled “Natural medicine approaches to preventing and treating heart disease,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd.

Bird Rock Council hears tale of cardiac arrest, need for defibrillators

Christine Johnson retells the emotional story of her husband Tom’s (standing with her) sudden cardiac arrest.

After a very personal encounter with sudden cardiac arrest, Bird Rock Elementary and Muirlands Middle School parent Christine Johnson came before the Feb. 4 Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) meeting, to explain the importance of the life-saving Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

La Jolla’s Lindsay Shipp feted as hero of Carlsbad marathon

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La Jolla-based cystic fibrosis survivor, Lindsay Shipp, excelled during the half marathon portion of this year’s Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half on Jan. 19, as one of the “Heroes of the Marathon.”

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