Following Four Rules Will Help Keep Your Brain Strong as You Age
June 16, 2021
As we age, brain function loss becomes real for many people. Everyone at every age has some forgetful moments. You forget where you left your keys; you can’t remember an acquaintance’s name; you forget what you came into the room for. Added stress and distractions can also lead to forgetfulness. “People worry about these as a sign of dementia,” says Palomar Health-affiliated General Neurologist Michael Delaney, M.D. “But it’s more your short-term memory loss; when you forget appointments, conversations and lose some of your executive functions.” Executive functions are things we do every day like cook dinner, talk to family, balance our checkbooks. If you lose the desire to do these functions or make mistakes you don’t normally make, then you should be concerned and see your primary care physician who may administer a mini-mental state examination, which is a short cognitive function quiz. If you perform poorly on this test, you ...
Treating Chronic Wounds
June 16, 2021
In celebration of Wound Healing Awareness Month (June), we highlight the importance of treating chronic wounds, which you can get medically examined at the Palomar Health Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Centers located in San Marcos and Poway. ...
Men Need to Take Better Care of Their Skin
June 14, 2021
June is the beginning of summer and longer days with more exposure to the sun. It’s also Men’s Health Awareness Month; so, what better time to talk about men’s skin care? Palomar Health Dermatologist Patrick Armstrong, MD, ...
Respiratory Therapists Reflect on Lives Saved and Lost During Pandemic
June 10, 2021
Palomar Health Respiratory Therapist Jessica Singer said she felt like she and her teammates agonized the most over patients during the peak of the pandemic. “We were there from their first breath to their last breath,” Singer ...
Palomar Medical Center Escondido Among Best in Nation for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
May 27, 2021
Palomar Medical Center Escondido has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021. The medical center is one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to ...
Palomar Health Uses a Special Birthing Technique
May 19, 2021
The Birth Centers at Palomar Medical Center Poway and Escondido use an exemplar laboring technique called Spinning Babies®, a method that helps rear-facing babies come into this world with greater ease and lowers caesarean section ...
People of the Year Awards
May 19, 2021
On Friday, May 14, Palomar Health staff gathered outside to recognize the 2020 and 2021 Roz and Len Kolins and Dorothy Farrow people of the year and unit winners. This year two new categories were added to recognize the efforts of support staff. ...