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Filling a need

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Featured, Health, Lifestyle, News | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

David Leisch wants people who suffer from addiction to know that there is hope at a new treatment center in La Mesa.

“If someone bottled up a magic potion to restore hope, then we wouldn’t be needed here,” he said. “But in fact, one of the driving factors of why we are here is because many people think that their hope is found in a bottle. We’re here to educate and train the brain to think otherwise.”

Dense breasts increase chance of cancer

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Health, Sharp Health News | No Comments

By Sharp Grossmont Hospital Health News Team

If you’ve had a mammogram and were told you have dense breasts, you’re not alone. Most women have some breast density, but why does it matter?

“Women who have dense breasts are four to five times more likely to develop breast cancer than women with low breast density,” said Dr. Tere Trout, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Howling for forever homes

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Features, From the cover, Pets, Top Stories | No Comments

By Sara Butler

If you’re looking for Halloween plans that are more sweet than spooky, Howl-O-Ween Hounds may just be the treat for you.

Howl-O-Ween Hounds, an adoption event at Grossmont Center, brings together dozens of pet adoption agencies ­— 23 and counting, at the time of publication — in an effort to connect these animals with loving owners.

Have a good night!

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Health, Lifestyle, Top Stories | No Comments

Benjamin Macapugay

(This article is provided for general informational purposes only. It should not be considered as a substitute for medical treatment or advice from a qualified physician. You should consult your doctor for any medical needs.)

Lou and his wife used to joke about it. “I come from a family of snorers,” he explained. “I warned my wife before she married me, so she had no excuse! Maria knew what she was getting into!” They used to joke how it was a good thing that they used to live near a train track so the sound of the trains at night would block out Lou’s snoring.

Ferret-friendly

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Features, News, Pets, Top Stories | 3 Comments

By Joyell Nevins

A group fighting a 20-year legal battle is now employing a new tactic. “Legalize Ferrets,” founded by La Mesa resident Pat Wright, still has the ultimate goal of having ferrets as legal domestic pets in the state of California — but now they are working with council members to declare the city of La Mesa a “ferret-friendly” or “ferret sanctuary” city.

“We know there are ferrets and people who love ferrets in our city,” La Mesa councilwoman Kristine Alessio told the Legalize Ferrets group at a meet-and-greet on July 15. “I have taken on the challenge.”

Achieving success and giving back

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Features, Lifestyle, Sports, Top Stories | No Comments

By Karen Ronney

Lauren Haneke-Hopp believes in dreaming big, achieving her goals, and then paying it forward. The adaptive athlete is on her way to the pinnacle of wheelchair tennis success and recently took time to inspire younger players to do the same. In addition to her busy schedule, she volunteers to coach younger wheelchair athletes to pave the road to tennis success.    

Hanake-Hopps, a La Mesa resident who is now a sophomore at the University of Alabama, picked up a tennis racket in the seventh grade. Her dreams were to make the girls’ varsity team at Patrick Henry High and one day play in the 2020 Paralympics. She didn’t know how it would happen, just that she wanted it to become her future reality.

Surprising facts about migraine headache

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Featured, Health, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Scripps Health | To Your Health Migraine headache is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States – and also one of the most commonly misdiagnosed. Despite the belief that migraines are rare, statistics estimate that migraine headache affects about 20 percent of the population. Moreover, because migraines are often missed […]