Health & Science

  • La Jolla Community Planning Association apprehensive about UCSD Marine Conservation facility plan

    La Jolla Community Planning Association apprehensive about UCSD Marine Conservation facility plan

    The planned UC San Diego Marine Conservation Facility may have passed muster at the La Jolla Shores Association board, but at the March 2 La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) meeting at La Jolla Rec Center, the reception was not so warm. As previously reported in La Jolla Light, the...

  • 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:...

  • 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...

  • La Jolla "futurists" eye designs for next wave of modern living

    La Jolla "futurists" eye designs for next wave of modern living

    "Welcome to another one of our mind-blowing lectures," joked Sheldon Brown, director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego on the evening of Sept. 9. Brown then proceeded to lay the groundwork for the night's presentation, "Future Domestic Robots: Design Fiction and...

  • Eagle Scout project helps rangers inform public

    Eagle Scout project helps rangers inform public

    The first day that Christophe Naviaux and Boy Scout Troop 506 went to install informational signs at San Elijo and South Carlsbad State Beaches for his Eagle Scout project, they had it pretty rough. “We had two places to be, and one sign was about 5 miles from the other, so by noon we had to have...

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