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Top 5 fitness myths debunked

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Featured, Health, Lifestyle | No Comments

We’ve all heard (and likely believed) fitness myths our whole lives. From “carbs are the enemy” to “cardio is the best way to lose weight,” men and women everywhere have tried and tested every weight loss trick they come across. However, most of these fitness myths aren’t true and can unfortunately lead to unhealthy decisions when it comes to losing weight and getting in shape.

Reaching goals in life, on field

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Features, Lifestyle, Sports, Top Stories | 1 Comment

By Margie M. Palmer

Emma Cashman isn’t your average seventh-grade soccer player.

Earlier this year, the home-schooled La Mesan was chosen to be one of just 11 girls, ages 11 to 15, from China, South Korea, Brazil and the United States, to be flown to Manchester, England as part of Chevrolet’s GoalKeeper program.

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.