Health & Science

  • Frontline Cancer: DART takes aim at rare cancers

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Feb. 27 is Rare Disease Day. The emphasis will be on research and the theme "Research brings hope." A "rare disease" in the United States is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. In a population exceeding 325 million people, that makes...

  • Natural La Jolla: It's a new year and a new migration season!

    Natural La Jolla: It's a new year and a new migration season!

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Spending an afternoon in La Jolla at the seaside just watching for wildlife can give you some calm after a hectic holiday season. Many of the animals in our area are gearing up for migrations, breeding seasons and spring. January is when we start to see southbound gray whales...

  • 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:...

  • Salk Institute women scientists share progress, results

    Salk Institute women scientists share progress, results

    How eating after-hours makes mice fat and other scientific experiments

  • UCSD students create campus solar relaxing station

    UCSD students create campus solar relaxing station

    The first student engineering project approved to be built on the UC San Diego campus is up and running. “Solar Chill” is a spot for students to get away from stress and, at the same time, a solar station where they can charge electronic devices. The project, which took three years to finalize,...

  • In the Know

    In the Know

    Speaker touts lifestyle changes for better health

  • Going Blind: Former La Jollan’s documentary goes public

    Going Blind: Former La Jollan’s documentary goes public

    Although more than a year has passed since La Jolla-raised filmmaker Daniel Jaffe saw his short documentary “Albert” — telling the story of an East Coast man’s transition into blindness as an adult — earn critical acclaim at the Austin Film Festival, the work’s recent public release, unintentionally,...

  • La Jolla YMCA opens Shepherd YMCA Firehouse in Village

    La Jolla YMCA opens Shepherd YMCA Firehouse in Village

    Patrons and would-be patrons of the La Jolla YMCA who live or work near the Village are no longer limited to trekking up the oft-congested lanes of Torrey Pines Road to log their fitness hours, now that the Shepherd YMCA Firehouse location on Herschel Avenue has opened. Although technically open...

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