November 5, 2005
Research, studies and new drugs encourage seniors diagnosed with or suffering the disease.The number of cases of Alzheimer's disease in the United States could more than double in the next 50 years, but great strides are being made in studies of the disease, research shows. Dr. Carl Cotman, executive director of UC Irvine's Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, discussed some of the recent studies and findings Thursday in a presentation titled "Delaying Alzheimer's Disease: Behavioral, Dietary and Pharmacological Interventions."
April 25, 2002
June Casagrande CORONA DEL MAR -- The 114 diseased Canary Island date palm trees that have long contributed to the character of Marguerite Avenue will be removed and replaced with king palms, the City Council decided Tuesday. The news is upsetting to residents who wanted larger, more mature trees to take their place. But city officials argued that young king palms, which will be 8 to 10 feet high when they are planted along the avenue, are the only affordable option.
January 9, 2002
-- Story by Paul Clinton, photo by [TK] People are always surprised when they find out that Mary Allen has never had a relative who has suffered from Alzheimer's disease. It's news, especially when she tells them how much time she spends working on the cause. In addition to founding a number of Alzheimer's disease support groups in the 1980s, Allen gives three hours a week -- from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays -- to answer calls at a 24-hour help line.
July 29, 2008
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has created a new chair position within the Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute after a $2.3 million endowment for the hospital was announced Tuesday. The gift came from the Robert S. and Georgia L. Roth Family Foundation to support cardiac care in the facility. Dr. Dipti Itchhaporia was named to the position, while she also serves as the medical director of disease management. Itchhaporia’s focus will be on multidisciplinary patient care, physician education and research.
May 12, 2002
I hope there has been or will be conclusive proof, made public, based on studies done by qualified arboriculturists without vested interests, before we begin cutting down our mature Marguerite Street palm trees ("Newport leaders vote to tear out trees," April 25). Five years ago, we heard that these trees were infected with a killer disease and the prediction then was that they'd all be dead within a couple of years. You don't have to be an expert to see that the trees do have an infection, but they're hardly dropping dead at a rapid pace.
April 3, 2001
A fatal sexually transmitted disease is probably not the way most Southern Californians describe life. New Yorkers, maybe. Some Poles apparently do, as proven in Krzysztof Zanussi's "Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease." The film tells the story of Tomasz (Zbigniew Zapasiewicz,) an aging physician, who is confronted with his own mortality when he finds out that he has cancer. Years of exposure to death through his work seem to have numbed Tomasz's feelings and he shocks those closest to him with his detached descriptions of rotting inside.
November 6, 2013
The Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach will sponsor a series of free community events throughout November, which is National Diabetes Month, to help educate people about the disease. The events include a lecture, grocery store walk-through and Thanksgiving cooking demonstration, according to a news release. Program Director Dr. Daniel Nadeau will speak about prevention of the disease and the importance of nutrition during an event scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 520 Superior Ave. An open house with refreshments will occur during the first and final half-hours.
May 17, 2003
June Casagrande Emily Olvera was diagnosed with leukemia at age 7. Despite all odds, she has survived with the help of an innovative drug. Emily, now 14, will be one of the honored leukemia patients representing this year's Volvo Leukemia Cup Junior and One Design Regatta. Denyse Peters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Tri-County Chapter said that the Santa Ana youngster is evidence of medical innovations that are helping fight an otherwise deadly disease.
September 7, 2010
On a couple of occasions I've mentioned in this space that I have Parkinson's disease. I was diagnosed nearly five years ago. Parkinson's is a brain disorder that manifests itself when certain nerve cells die or become impaired. The cells produce dopamine, a chemical that permits the body fluidity of movement. Signs of the disease include tremor or shaking, slowness of movement, rigidity or stiffness, and balance problems. It can also reveal itself in a shuffling gate, muffled speech or diction and depression.
September 21, 2005
Raising awareness was just as important as the $20,000 raised at the inaugural Walk-n-Roll put on by the Southern California Chapter of Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy on Sunday at Johnny Carson Park. More than 200 people participated in the event by finding sponsors and bringing friends and family to complete the 5-kilometer trek around the park. "In everyone's opinion it was a huge success," said Rosie Roope, the president of the Southern California chapter of the group.