After more than four years of treatment at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Michael Levinsky of Pacific Beach said he gained deep insight into what life is like for cancer patients. For many people, immune systems are compromised and finances falter.
Celebrate wellness with a visit to the second “Lifetime of Healthy Living,” health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Farrell improved and commercialized a device for treating sleep apnea that has become one of the greatest success stories in medical device history.
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.