(Newswise)–Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in whites, but not in blacks, according to a new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins. Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death, killing more than 140,000 Americans annually and temporarily […]
SAN DIEGO–Palomar Pomerado Health Foundation and the San Diego Chargers have partnered to introduce the Drive to the Goal eBay® Giving Works auction. During the month of November, exclusive San Diego Chargers items and game experiences will be auctioned on eBay to benefit the foundation. The auction includes various items ranging from autographed memorabilia to […]
(NAPSI)–Now that the winter months are upon us, it’s important to know the potential health problems facing people with cardiovascular disease, including overexertion, hypothermia, the flu and complications from over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Many people aren’t used to the physical stress of outdoor activities and don’t know the dangers of being outdoors in cold weather. While […]
SAN DIEGO–The County Health and Human Services Agency has announced the appointment of Eric C. McDonald, M.D., as the new Deputy Public Health Officer for San Diego County. McDonald earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in 1981 and received his Medical Degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in […]
NEW YORK–(PRNewswire)–A new Harris Poll finds that large numbers of people claim to be changing the foods and drinks they consume. Many of these changes are in line with the guidance provided by experts, such as eating more fruit, whole grains and vegetables and consuming less soda, white bread and processed food. However the data […]
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency today launched an education campaign that aims to erase stigma and housing discrimination against people with a mental illness.
SAN DIEGO–The Diabetes Health department at Palomar Pomerado Health will sponsor its first ever World Diabetes Day events Nov. 10 and 11. World Diabetes Day is a global awareness campaign for diabetes celebrated every year in November. The campaign draws attention to the importance of the serious impact of diabetes and its complications. The event […]
County of San Diego offers free depression screenings, referrals and resources for San Diegans.
(Newswise)–With all the dinners and parties that go along with the holiday season, it can be difficult for people trying to watch what they eat. Nicole Patience, a registered dietitian at Temple University, says there are a number of things people can do to make sure their efforts don’t get derailed. It’s not all or […]
(Newswise)–Halloween can present a very scary time of year for any parent concerned about their child’s oral health, since your kids will probably come home with that big haul of candy from trick or treating. But should you let them immediately gorge themselves on the candy and get it out of their system? Temple University […]