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  • Health and Wellness

    Knowing When to Hang Up the Keys

    Driving safely is a matter of ability — not age. But here’s the hard truth: time can take a toll on your body and mind. When people grow older, their physical strength decreases, vision declines and reflexes get slower. As people age, they may even be more vulnerable than younger drivers to ...

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    Busting 4 Myths About Organ Donation

    Every 10 minutes in North America, a gravely ill person begins an uncertain journey. Living through the final stages of kidney, liver, heart, lung or pancreatic diseases or disorders, they are added to the organ transplant waiting list — joining plenty of others in an arduous waiting game. According ...

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    Cracking the Produce Sticker Code

    When you reach for an apple at the grocery store, you may notice a small, sticker on the skin of the fruit with numbers. The number is called a PLU code, or a price-lookup code, and you may be surprised by what that sticker indicates. PLU codes are used by supermarkets to help checkers identify what ...

    • Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
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    Coping With Stress in the Workplace

    If you feel your shoulders clench, your back twinge, your head pound and your heart rate increase as you step out of the car on the way into your workplace — you are not alone. The American Psychological Association found in 2009 that 69 percent of workers surveyed said work was a significant source ...

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    How Can I Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins?

    by Edward Ross, MD Varicose veins are large twisted blood vessels that are visible above the skin and generally form on the legs. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but smaller and can look like spider webs. These conditions are often caused by malfunctioning valves, which cause blood to ...

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    What Can I Do About My Hair Loss?

    Hair loss can show up in several different ways. Before deciding how best to approach hair loss, it is important to identify what type you are experiencing. Some patterns are linked specifically to correctable causes, others are not. Often it is best to be seen by your healthcare provider, who can ...

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    Can Treatment Help My Age-Related Macular Degeneration if I Am Legally Blind?

    Macular degeneration treatment may be helpful for some legally blind patients, depending on a number of considerations. Patients are defined as legally blind if their visual acuity is no better than 20/200 in either eye. While this poor vision precludes many activities, such as driving or reading ...

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    What is the Difference Between a Colonoscopy and a Sigmoidoscopy?

    A Scripps Health physician discusses colon cancer screening methods, the differences between them, age at which screenings should begin and other useful tests.

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    5 Food Myths and Misconceptions

    New studies come out on a regular basis touting the health benefits or risks of eating certain foods. Sometimes, the information contradicts earlier research or refutes common claims, making it difficult to determine which foods really do lead to better health. Joe Kearney, a health educator at ...

    • Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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    Is Male Menopause Real?

    Most people associate menopause with hot flashes and mood swings in women. So is it possible for hormonal changes — and the accompanying symptoms — to start happening in men as they age? Is male menopause a real medical issue? “The symptoms of male menopause, or andropause, are very real for ...