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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.

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.

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 […]

Working on a new plan

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Features, Health, Lifestyle, Top Stories | 3 Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

Health care in America is hard. Just ask the authors of any health care bill to date — no matter the intention — there are critics from one side of the aisle or the other lined up at town hall meetings ready to tear the plan down. However, one doctor at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa believes he has some answers to the health care problem.

Dr. James Veltmeyer is a family medicine practitioner and although he was also a 2016 candidate for the 53rd congressional seat, he said his foray into the health care legislation debate is not a precursor to another run in 2018. His motivations are more personal.

Help save trauma patient lives by giving blood

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Featured, Health, Lifestyle | No Comments

By The American Red Cross During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital […]