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  • Health and Wellness

    Over-the-Counter Painkillers: How to Choose

    Do you ever get a headache trying to figure out which over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication to take for different aches and pains? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, more than 81 percent of U.S. adults use OTC medications as their first response to ...

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    Expert Tips for Safely Soothing Your Baby

    Recent studies have questioned the safety of many popular baby “soothers,” such as infant noise machines and swaddling. But these methods can still be used without harming your baby, according to Dania Lindenberg, MD, a pediatrician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Hillcrest. “The key is ...

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    Caring for Yourself After the Loss of a Loved One

    Grief is a normal and natural response to death. It can affect our cognitive processes, tax our emotions, change our social lives and can even challenge our spiritual understanding. “Grief is inextricably tied to love” says Liane Fry, LMFT, bereavement specialist at Scripps Health. “Generally ...

    • Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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    Tips to Avoid Catching a Bug at the Doctor’s Office

    We go to the doctor to get well or make sure we stay healthy, but doctor’s offices and waiting rooms are frequently filled with sick people. Even if you are one of them, you don’t have to go home with a new contagious bug along with the ache or illness that spurred your visit. By taking ...

    • Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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    Eight Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

    When it comes to the following health symptoms, keep the old adage top of mind: When in doubt, check it out. Not every minor ache or pain requires a trip to the doctor, but some seemingly minor signs shouldn’t be ignored. “If you experience any of the following symptoms you don’t necessarily need to ...

    • Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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    What You Need to Know About Proton Therapy

    If you or a loved one is ever facing a cancer diagnosis, know that one of the most advanced forms of treatment for adults and children is now available in San Diego. Scripps Health has teamed with Advanced Particle Therapy to open Scripps Proton Therapy Center. An alternative to X-ray radiation, ...

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    Five Tips for Eating Healthier on a Budget

    Healthy food can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. According to Joyce Havranek, MD, an internal medicine specialist at Scripps Coastal Medical Center, it is possible to prepare nutritious, delicious meals without breaking the bank. “We don’t hear nearly enough about how to make reasonable, ...

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    When to Get Screened for Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is a quiet, ongoing epidemic. Around 20 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lifetimes. Around one in every 55 develops melanoma, the most deadly form of the disease. So when someone asks me: When is a good time to get screened for skin cancer? ...

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    How Love Affects Your Heart

    Does your heart beat faster when you are around the person you love? That feeling of excitement and happiness may do more than just make you feel good, it may actually be good for your heart health. “One theory on why love is good for your health is that blood pressure responds to calmness and ...

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    Six Tips for Better Sleep

    The United States National Institutes of Health estimates that at least 40 million Americans experience long-term, chronic sleep problems every year. An additional 20 million report sporadic or occasional trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. Sleep problems tend to get worse with age, ...