The Use of Tobacco Products is Creating a National Health Crisis
July 01, 2020
The rise of hospitalizations and deaths stemming from the use of tobacco products, including vaping and e-cigarettes, is creating a national health crisis. As a healthcare district whose mission is to heal, comfort and promote health in the communities we serve, it is our responsibility to be stewards of good health and support an end to this epidemic.   It is staggering to know that as of January 21, 2020, more than 2,700 people have been hospitalized and 60 have died from using vape products nationwide. More troubling is that vaping disproportionately affects teens, who are seven times more likely to vape than adults.   Palomar Health has seen similar results compared to the rest of the nation. Although the purchase of tobacco and vaping products is illegal for anyone under 21 years of age, in the last two years alone we have seen a five-fold increase in patients under 21 who have reported using tobacco, which includes vaping and e-cigarettes.   While we ...
First Purpose-Built Crisis Stabilization Unit Set to Open
July 01, 2020
Palomar Health officially unveiled its new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) today showcasing the two-story, 6,000 square foot pre-fabricated building; constructed offsite, then assembled and attached on location.   When the facility accepts ...
Eating Healthy During a Pandemic or Other Emergency (Part 2)
June 25, 2020
In the second part of our two part series on eating healthy during a pandemic or other emergency, Palomar Health Registered Dietician Janice Baker expands her list of healthy foods that are shelf stable and great for emergency preparedness. In ...
Eating Healthy During a Pandemic or Other Emergency (Part 1)
June 23, 2020
Eating non-perishable foods doesn’t have to get in the way of eating healthy, says Palomar Health Registered Dietician Janice Baker. Now that grocery store supply chains have largely returned to normal you can successfully and ...
Palomar Medical Centers Escondido and Poway Now Offering Patient Virtual Visits
June 23, 2020
With visitor restrictions in effect, Palomar Health is now offering patients virtual visits with their loved ones using iPads provided by Palomar Health. To initiate a virtual visit, the patient (or loved one by calling the patient’s ...
You May Have Diabetes and Not Know It
June 18, 2020
Diabetes can sneak up on you without warning. It’s estimated 88 million American adults have prediabetes but 84% don’t know it.   “Lots of times people don’t know they have diabetes until they come into the hospital ...
Pathmaker Internship Shapes the Future for Two High School Graduates
June 11, 2020
This week many high school students in the North County are graduating and moving on to the next phase of their life. Two of them say the Palomar Health Pathmaker Internship has had a huge impact in their decision to pursue a career in medicine. ...