Showing 271-280 news of 383 total

  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    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 ...

  • Health and Wellness

    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 ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Friendship Heals Hearts

    When Art Mercado first joined the Lifestyle Change Program at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, he said very little about his 46 heart procedures during group support sessions. It took a good-natured ribbing from the outspoken Matt Crisci to get hi

    • Monday, February 1st, 2010
  • Health and Wellness

    Looking Back at Research that Could Help You Lose Weight in 2010

    Weight loss is consistently among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Efforts to change eating and exercise habits often don’t last. People start strong right after the ball drops in Times Square, but determination fades. According to a 2007 Wall Street Journal Harris Interactive Poll, fewer ...

  • Health and Wellness

    10 Ways to Start 2010 Right

    by Marc Sedwitz, MD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla We’re about to embark on a bright new decade, so why not start it off right by incorporating a few new healthy habits into your life? There’s no need to revamp your entire diet and lifestyle to improve your health—even small actions can ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Beating Holiday (and Everyday) Stress

    by Peter Lambrou, Ph.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla I overheard someone say recently that if they heard one more holiday song, they were going to scream. What is it about the holidays—a time that is traditionally festive and filled with joy—that can create so much stress and frustration? And ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Mammography: What is Right for You?

    By Mary Wilde, MD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla The new guidelines for breast cancer screening recently published by the government-appointed U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) are causing a great deal of confusion and concern — not only among my patients and countless other women, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Keep Your Back Healthy

    Ignoring our back muscles can lead to injury and back pain. Adding gentle stretches and back strengthening exercises can eliminate those aches and pains and improve your flexibility and athletic performance.

    • Monday, November 9th, 2009
  • Health and Wellness

    Balance Ball Basics

    Balance balls are a fun, inexpensive piece of equipment that offer a total body workout while also improving balance. They can be used for sitting, sit-ups, lifting weights and more.

    • Tuesday, August 4th, 2009