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Free heart screenings for teens Sept. 28 in La Jolla

Volunteers with the Eric Paredes Save A life Foundation offer free, youth heart screenings that include an EKG to identify heart abnormalities, which can put teens at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Courtesy

In collaboration with The Bishop’s School, free heart screenings will be offered for area youth (ages 12-19) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St.

FRONTLINE CANCER: Exercise, exercise, exercise!

Dr. Scott Lippman

Regular exercise improves health in ways most of us already know. It helps control weight, maintain strong bones, muscles and joints, reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Exercise quite literally makes us feel better, physically and mentally.

Perry Nisen appointed CEO of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research

Perry Nisen holds a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.D. and Ph.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. Courtesy

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla announced that its board of trustees named Perry Nisen, M.D., Ph.D., as chief executive officer and holder of the Donald Bren Chief Executive Chair.

County offers back-to-school vaccines list

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As part of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the County Health and Human Services Agency reminds parents to check their children’s immunization records and schedule doctor visits to avoid the last-minute rush for vaccine appointments.

Just Keep Swimming: Swim-a-thon in La Jolla to raise funds for San Diego Junior Lifeguards

Participants will swim laps in relay during the Swim24 fundraiser, Aug. 30-31 at UC San Diego. Courtesy

This Labor Day weekend, more than 200 swimmers will take to the UCSD Canyonview Aquatic Complex for 24 hours of swimming during the inaugural Swim24 event, a fundraiser for the San Diego Junior Lifeguard (SDJL) Foundation.

Tickets on sale for Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational benefitting La Jolla’s Moores Cancer Center

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Now in its 21st year, the Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational (formerly known as the Luau and Longboard Invitational) will kick off 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 on the beach near Scripps Pier.

FRONTLINE CANCER: The value of Comprehensive Cancer Centers

Dr. Scott Lippman

It’s estimated that approximately 14 million Americans alive today have had cancer. Some are cancer-free; some are still fighting it. This year, they will be joined by another 1.6 million persons who will receive that fearful diagnosis. The grim news, of course, is that the ranks of cancer patients are also trimmed each year by death: More than 585,000 annually, a rate second only to heart disease nationally (but first in San Diego).

Scripps Oceanography in La Jolla opens support facility at Seaweed Canyon

margaret Leinen, director of Scripps Institution of oceanography, describes the vast space needed to stage Scripps’ ocean expeditions, which include buoys the size of small trucks.

A dedication was held June 13 for Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s (SIO) new research support facility at Seaweed Canyon (below the Birch Aquarium). The complex of three new prefabricated buildings provides space for assembly and staging support for the institution’s ocean, earth and atmospheric science at sea and in the field.

Under the Sea: Precious ecosystems depicted in La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps photography exhibit

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Octavio Aburto is a storyteller, and the stories he tells with underwater photography will likely take your breath away.

Oil Rigs to Living Reefs: La Jolla’s SIO students tout benefits of program for California

Emily Callahan and Amber Jackson dive under oil rigs to see the sea life there. Courtesy

For their graduate studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), students Amber Jackson and Emily Callahan figuratively and literally dived into their research.

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