Health & Science

  • Frontline Cancer: Thankful for enlightened scientists

    FRONTLINE CANCER: "Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain." —Bob Dylan,"Not Dark Yet" Here's a doctor's confidentiality: I'm a huge Dylan fan. My admiration for the singer and songwriter is deep and abiding, no matter how much the times they are a-changin.' I've read possibly...

  • Frontline Cancer: Exercise can lower your cancer risk

    FRONTLINE CANCER: We all know physical activity is important to health. For decades, it has been strongly linked to lowered risk of heart disease (the nation's leading cause of death at 614,000 deaths annually), but the full benefits of sufficient exercise are much broader and more profound. Nowhere...

  • Scripps patient shares her breast cancer survival story

    Scripps patient shares her breast cancer survival story

    As one of San Diego Police Department’s first female patrol officers, Janet Chelberg-Burgess of San Carlos experienced a lot in the field, things most people don’t see in their lifetimes. But her biggest challenge to date is something frighteningly common that affects about one in every eight women:...

  • Frontline Cancer: Inflammation and the development of cancer

    Frontline Cancer: Inflammation and the development of cancer

    FRONTLINE CANCER: When you have diabetes, your body cannot produce enough or effectively use the hormone insulin to regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels. The resulting complications are widespread and notorious, from stroke, blindness and kidney failure to nerve damage, skin problems, dental issues...

  • New wellness center comes to La Jolla: PDG Health focuses on 'functional medicine'

    New wellness center comes to La Jolla: PDG Health focuses on 'functional medicine'

    In a new “con-zen-porary” space above Prospect Street, acupuncturist Paul Gamache opened the doors to PDG Health wellness center the first week of July to provide a space for functional medicine in La Jolla, including chiropractic services, acupuncture, nutrition consultations, meditation, cooking...

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