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.
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.
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.
Eighteen months ago, Dana Rhoden Broussard was overweight and suffered from low energy, joint pain and high cholesterol. Today she’s 25 pounds lighter, her cholesterol has dropped by 20 points, she feels fit and participates regularly in 5K runs.
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.
Learn about the latest hospital technologies, heart disease prevention, and health care reform in this special section. Inside today’s paper.