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Scripps opens region's first proton therapy center

Local health care and community leaders gathered Feb. 19 to celebrate the opening of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center.

Kaiser Permanente hosts community benefit workshop for nonprofit leaders

Kaiser Permanente San Diego is hosting a workshop for nonprofit organization leaders, development directors and other interested individuals who want to learn more about Kaiser's benefit resources, which are available to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations serving San Diego County.

The secret to implementing a successful corporate wellness program

The facts are clear: Wellness programs lead to cost savings, happier employees and a more productive workforce. Most likely, little else needs to be said to sway your CFO, but a larger problem remains. How do you implement and maintain a corporate wellness program that works?

Where have you gone flat?

Here's a brain teaser for you: How is it possible to add "a lot" to an already full plate and wind up feeling less burdened and more energized as a result?

California Western, UC San Diego partner to address community health needs

The challenges facing many downtown residents go beyond access to housing and include access to other basics, including medical care and legal assistance. Getting through the day can prove overwhelming. Today, community resources often struggle to meet the growing needs of our poor neighbors in San Diego. A growing number of San Diego residents are unable to afford legal assistance but need professional advice as they navigate issues related to financial uncertainty.

Diet drug makers gain on FDA advisory

Shares of a trio of companies that are developing new weight-loss drugs climbed Thursday after a Food and Drug Administration panel recommended one of the drugs be approved.

Tweet, like, share

The Internet is one of the first resources many people use to find out about symptoms and possible treatments to ailments. As more people join online social networks, they are also using sites like Facebook and Twitter to crowd source information about health.

San Ysidro Health Center stays fiscally fit

How is SYHC doing in the current economy and state of health care reform?

Three insurers agree to delay California rate increases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Customers of three California health insurers will get some breathing room after the companies agreed last week to delay rate increases for 60 days, isolating Blue Shield of California as the lone holdout.

Take HEART at the Cardiovascular Health Institute, add years to your life

If you own a car, you probably take it in a few times a year for an oil change and diagnostic inspection. Why? Because you know that these simple tests provide just the right amount of preventive maintenance to keep your car running smoothly for years to come.

One company’s effective approach to corporate health care cost containment

GM&A is a corporate health care consulting firm comprised of medical industry insiders specializing in “direct contracting” with health care providers on behalf of large employers. President David Herbert, M.D., and CEO Michael Jenike have worked on all sides of health care, from hospital administration to insurance. They recently visited from their home offices in Texas to participate in a Daily Transcript executive roundtable on health and wellness.

Make It Your Mission to fight heart disease in women

Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year. This means women just like you -- mothers, sisters, friends -- are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know what you know: heart disease kills.

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Wellness in the Workplace Roundtables

Executives focus on lifestyle, preventive measures to bring health care costs down

As lawmakers in Washington try to hammer out a bill to change health care in America, some local San Diego companies have been taking matters into their own hands, trying to make employees healthier and bring costs down.

Technology allowing patients to participate in own health care

The health care industry must learn to incorporate technological advances in their treatment of patients, according to a recent roundtable discussion at The Daily Transcript offices.

Executives say education, motivation keys to success of company wellness programs

When it comes to keeping an office healthy, whether it's fighting obesity or holding the swine flu at bay, the key is always education.

Profiles

New Scripps cardio chief is stent expert

A seven-story building that will open its doors in 2015 will be home to a state-of-the-art heart health care institute that will transform Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and make it a destination for heart patients.

Skilled negotiator steering Tri-City out of troubled waters

When Larry Anderson walked in the door as interim CEO of Tri-City Medical Center in January 2009, the Oceanside hospital was losing $1.5 million a month, paying 17 percent interest on debt of nearly $70 million and staring at a 2013 deadline to close its doors, since its buildings were not compliant with state earthquake standards.

Leading dental implant office provides innovative approach to new smiles

The dentist's chair has always been known for its ability to incite anxiousness. But the founders of San Diego-based PermaDontics are changing that.

RF Surgical System aims to make surgery safer

For some patients, the end of a surgery can be just the beginning of serious complications. One San Diego company is trying to help.

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