CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1998 |
A grand opening for UCI Medical Center's gastrointestinal outpatient center is scheduled April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the center. The Interventional Endoscopy Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Procedures offered at the center include endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration, developed by Dr. Kenneth Chang, head of gastrointestinal oncology.
December 19, 1985 |
Trimedyne Inc., a Santa Ana manufacturer of medical devices, said it has received federal Food and Drug Administration approval to market a laser catheter device to treat severe gastro-intestinal diseases, such as bleeding stomach ulcers and cancerous tumors. The disposable catheter, called a Laser Probe-GI, comes in varying sizes and costs $200 to $300. Its companion machine, the Optilase Argon Laser System, provides the laser power for the catheter.
July 28, 1988 |
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, issuing his first report on nutrition and disease, said Wednesday that Americans are still eating too much dietary fat, thus increasing their risk of heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes and other chronic serious conditions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1987 |
A county environmental health official toured Valley Center on Monday and confirmed that the area "has a very, very serious health problem" and is "sitting on a time bomb" because of sewage contamination in the ground water.
July 8, 1994 |
Beaches normally jammed with summer vacationers were virtually deserted Thursday after a Tijuana sewage spill prompted health officials to ban swimming along a 15-mile stretch of beach north from the U.S.-Mexico border. The closure affected beaches from Imperial Beach to Coronado and drew new attention to the pollution generated by Tijuana, where population growth has far outpaced the Mexican border city's ability to process sewage.