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  • Health and Wellness

    Play it Safe in the Sun

    For day games, Padres second baseman David Eckstein won’t take the field until he’s slathered in sunscreen. Closer Heath Bell wears sunglasses and sits in the shade until it’s time to warm up. “Being smart about our time in the sun is important for all of us,” says catcher Nick Hundley. “We all need ...

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    Respiratory Therapist Gives Tips for Breathing Right

    by Martin Rosenberg, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Between allergies, asthma, respiratory infections and other health problems, it’s no surprise that breathing difficulties are one of the most common problems for seeking medical care. Some of these are fairly easy to treat, while others may be ...

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    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Tips for Men

    According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American men are 25 percent less likely to visit the doctor than women. On average they tend to drink more, smoke more, engage in more high-risk activities and statistically don’t live as long as women. So why do men delay, postpone or ...

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    A New Chance at Life

    How many coronary artery stents does it take to convince a fast food junkie to give up cheeseburgers and take up yoga and meditation?

    • Friday, May 28th, 2010
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    Hypertension: What You Need to Know

    by Christian W. Mende, MD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla When you at do you think when you hear that someone has high blood pressure? It’s a common misconception that people with high blood pressure are tense, angry, high-strung or “Type A” personalities. The truth is, blood pressure has ...

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    Keep Your Kids Swimming Safely

    By Pam Nagata, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla With longer days, warmer weather and rising ocean temperatures, it won’t be long until San Diego’s beaches and pools are spilling over with kids. While summer fun should be enjoyable for the whole family, swimming can present risks, especially for ...

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    Managing Osteoarthritis and Maintaining Your Mobility

    As we age, one of the most common health problems we will all face is chronic joint pain and stiffness due to arthritis. As the nation’s most common cause of disability, an estimated one in five adults in the United States report having doctor-diagnosed arthritis, and it’s estimated that 67 million ...

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    Improving the Youth Sports Experience

    Youth sports is hitting a growth spurt, with 44 million kids in the U.S. now playing in at least one organized activity, according to the National Council of Youth Sports. Getting into the game can bring many benefits: improved fitness, better social skills and less downtime for potential trouble. ...

    • Thursday, April 29th, 2010
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    Lifestyle Matters in Migraine Treatment

    by Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla One of the newest approaches to treating migraine headaches is also one of the oldest: making dietary and lifestyle changes designed to prevent, rather than just medicate, migraines. For years, we have been treating migraines with ...

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    Promising Advances in Macular Degeneration

    By Anne Hanneken, MD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Vitamins, fatty acids and immune system reactions may all play roles in preventing or at least slowing the progress of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55. Macular degeneration is a disease that affects ...