What to do with all the excess Halloween candy? Dr. Charles Briscoe DDS has an excellent idea — cash for candy!
La Jolla, CA – It’s Halloween time again and that, of course, means trick-or-treat candy! We may indulge, but the kids are the real concern. Decay (cavities) is on the rise in children as is childhood obesity. Continue reading
When most people think of acupuncture they think of needles which is then associated with fear and pain. This common misconception keeps many people from trying acupuncture. This was the case with yours truly until I decided to visit the experts at La Jolla Health & Acupuncture off Ivanhoe Avenue. Continue reading
Earlier this month, just over 20 additional cases of pertussis (also known as whopping cough) were reported in San Diego County, putting the grand total at 83 for the year of 2014. Considering the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 430 cases 2013 and a significantly lower number of 165 in 2012, it is important to learn about pertussis and what you can do to keep yourself, as well as your family healthy. Continue reading
Join UC San Diego as they host their firs-ever prostate cancer research fundraiser featuring Mike Haynes and Charlie Joiner of NFL Hall of Fame glory and prostate cancer survivors on March 21st. Sponsored by the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, all proceeds from the event will benefit prostate cancer research at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Continue reading
With the joyous holiday season comes fresh bakes pies, chocolates, hot coco, eggnog and free flowing wine. But if you’re trying to stay fit and trim this winter, there are some ways to enjoy yourself, and your food, without getting off track. Online or smartphone calories trackers can help you stay on top of your home health care and fitness goals while still partaking in the occasional indulgence. Continue reading
If you live in La Jolla, everything you need to maintain good health is right at your fingertips. The San Diego sunshine offers essential Vitamin D, the beach is ideal for jogging or swimming, and studies report that seaside living leads to less stress. It’s also said that the abundance of negative free hydrogen ions in sea air helps our bodies absorb oxygen, while balancing serotonin levels!
However, this isn’t to say you should hit the beach in lieu of your next doctor’s appointment, especially when La Jolla is home to some of the best medical care in the county. When it comes time to schedule your annual check-up, here are a few options for where to go: