Three more influenza deaths were reported and the percentage of emergency department patients with influenza-like-illness increased in the third week of February, a sign of persistent influenza activity in the region.
However, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) also reported today a decline in the number of lab-confirmed flu cases for the fourth consecutive week
UC San Diego held its inaugural Breakfast with Champions fundraiser for prostate cancer research Feb. 22, 2013 at La Jolla Country Club. The event featured Pro Football Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes, who discussed his experiences as a champion, both on and off the field. Haynes played for the New England Patriots from 1976-1982 and Los Angeles Raiders from 1983-1989. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit prostate cancer research at the UCSD School of Medicine.
La Jolla resident and the National Association of Professional Women’s “2013 Woman of the Year,” Deena Tajran, M.D. is always looking forward.
Feb 26, 2013 | Posted in Health & Science
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Dr. Napoleone Ferrara was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, sponsored by Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan
The physician generally credited with establishing the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil, delivered the keynote address Feb. 1, at the 10th annual Natural Supplements Conference, presented by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at the Hilton San Diego Resort.
For the past decade the non-profit, “Greet the Day,” has been improving the quality of life for thousands of people affected by cancer with complimentary oncology massage and restorative bodywork. Today, organization co-founder Spa Gregories announced the extension of Greet the Day to San Diego with a new partnership with the Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla. On the [...]
Feb 18, 2013 | Posted in Health & Science
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San Diego’s Elizabeth Hospice, which provides hospice care at both Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Green hospitals, has expanded its service area to care for hospice patients and their families in their private residences in the La Jolla area, specifically in the 92037 and 92122 zip codes.
Feb 17, 2013 | Posted in Health & Science
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While much of Scripps La Jolla pediatrician Dr. Robert Bjork’s day centers on children’s care, his life’s passion lies in the cancer immunology research he’s pursued for more than 15 years.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, a La Jolla oncologist and his medical practice pled guilty this month in connection with a scheme to import unapproved foreign cancer drugs at a deep discount, dispense them to unwitting patients, bill Medicare as if the drugs were legitimate, and pocket the profits. In a hearing before U.S. [...]
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine staff will offer the latest practical insights about the safety and effectiveness of vitamins, herbs and minerals at the 10th annual Natural Supplements School, 1-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Hilton San Diego Resort on Mission Bay.