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2008-09-15 18:00:36

LOMA LINDA, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With an estimated one in six men being diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), the nation's first hospital to utilize proton beam therapy for prostate cancer treatment, is urging men to get informed and take the appropriate steps to get screened regularly for prostate cancer if they are over 40 or in a high-risk group. "The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that in 2008 more than...

2008-09-15 03:00:27

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - For a group of college students, a recent trip to Peru was no vacation. Eleven global health students at Loma Linda University spent part of their summer learning what it's like to live on a few dollars a day. They stayed with families in three villages in the Peruvian highlands, sleeping in small adobe homes and observing a slice of rural indigenous life that few Americans ever see. "This is one of those lifelong learning experiences that you'll never...

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Declercq, Eugene Caldwell, Karen; Hobbs, Suzanne Havala; Guyer, Bernard We examined trends in doctoral education in public health and the challenges facing practice-oriented doctor of public health (DrPH) programs. We found a rapid rise in the numbers of doctoral programs and students. Most of the increase was in PhD students who in 2006 composed 73% of the total 5247 current public health doctoral students, compared with 53% in 1985. There has also been a substantial increase (40%) in...

2008-08-28 21:00:37

LOMA LINDA - Loma Linda University is holding a free workshop for representatives of local government and public works agencies in Southern California to prepare them to respond to disaster. The workshop ends Friday, Aug. 29, Those in attendance will be trained in the use of a FEMA- developed software program called HAZUS-MH. HAZUS-MH uses the technology of geographic information systems to aid in the readiness for, and management of, natural, technological and manmade disasters....

2008-08-27 21:00:40

LOMA LINDA - Loma Linda University Medical Center has launched a contest to discover and honor local women who have influenced or impacted the lives of other women. Nominations for the "Everyday Superheroes" contest can be submitted through Sept. 15 by visiting www.lomalindaevents.org. It is open to all residents of the Inland Empire. "Nominees will be selected by a panel of judges based on the significance of impact they have had on someone else's life, health, career or well-being,"...

2008-08-22 03:00:44

By Sean Smith Loma Linda University Medical Center will now be without one of its most respected family physicians. Dr. Robert Avina died of a heart attack Aug. 14 in Redlands. He was 58. Avina came to Loma Linda University in 2001. He taught family medicine to resident physicians in addition to his practice. Students, colleagues and patients alike held Avina in high regard because of his caring attitude and excellence as a physician and a teacher, both of which he has won...

2008-08-21 21:00:34

Dr. Robert Lawrence Avina, a family physician and assistant professor at Loma Linda University, died Aug. 14 in Redlands. He was 58. His family said he was proud to have gone from humble beginnings in East Los Angeles to become a family physician. They said he strove to give compassionate and quality care to his patients from birth until death and did his best to apply the latest medical technology to patient care. He enjoyed teaching resident physicians and medical students and won...

2008-08-18 12:00:55

LOMA LINDA, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), one of the nation's most respected research and treatment hospitals, has launched a community-wide contest to discover and honor local women who have influenced or impacted the lives of other women. Nominations for the "Everyday Superheroes" contest can be submitted beginning August 18 through September 15 by visiting the LLUMC Web site at http://www.lomalindaevents.org/. Nominees will be selected by...

2008-08-07 03:00:35

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - Downturn, what downturn? While surrounding communities are struggling in tough economic times, the city is humming with construction activity. There's a new heart and surgical hospital coming to Barton Road this fall, and a Fresh & Easy Market is opening soon off the 10 Freeway at Mountain View Avenue. Last week, city officials welcomed the latest business addition, a 69,000-square-foot medical and retail complex on Barton Road east of Mountain...

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2008-07-28 13:43:19

A new analysis of a 2005 survey of American schoolchildren has identified factors that may be used to help improve school safety. The research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Annals of General Psychiatry, gives detailed information about the carrying of guns, blades and clubs. 13,707 students participated in the study, 6,664 (50.5%) were male and 7,193 (49.5%) were females. Overall, 10.2% of males and 2.6% of females reported carrying a weapon on school property. An...