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Top 10 health stories of 2019

Dec. 31, 2019

Tablet with Baby Saybie news story

2019 was far from quiet. It brought a tragic fire to Notre-Dame Cathedral, a new baby to the royal family, and a proud victory to the U.S. women’s national soccer team.

On the health front, Sharp covered a range of important topics this year, from measles outbreaks to sneak peeks at our newest endeavors. Here are our most popular health stories from 2019:

  1. Celebrating Baby Saybie (video)
    She was born incredibly early, and incredibly small. Thanks to the team at Sharp Mary Birch, Baby Saybie — believed to be the world’s smallest baby to survive — is now healthy and home with her family.

  2. Can you microwave food in plastic containers?
    Plastic, porcelain or glass? We settle the dispute and share quick tips on storing and heating your food.

  3. A very special proposal (video)
    Michael and Casey’s co-workers at Sharp Memorial Hospital helped coordinate a rooftop proposal where the couple met.

  4. 10 bad habits to tackle
    You know not to smoke, do drugs or eat only fried foods. But do you have other daily habits that might also be causing harm?

  5. Sharp welcomes new CEO Chris Howard
    A new leader has taken the reins of San Diego’s largest health care system. Although he’s a transplant from the Midwest, Howard is no stranger to The Sharp Experience.

  6. What you need to know about the measles
    Measles made headlines and some adults may not have been fully immunized against the highly contagious disease.

  7. Trusting her gut may have saved her life
    When Amanda couldn’t tune out the nagging voice in her head, she found herself at the beginning of a challenging — and lifesaving — journey.

  8. How to make friends as an adult
    Three out of four adults in the U.S. say they’re lonely, but making friends as an adult is tough. Here are five tips to build friendships.

  9. 3 simple exercises to avoid text neck (video)
    Avoid neck pain when using electronic devices by practicing proper head positioning and trying these exercises.

  10. Sharp Chula Vista has tower power (video)
    The new hospital tower at Sharp Chula Vista will provide advanced patient care to the South Bay community. This video marked a big event in its development — new lights.

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