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  • 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
  • Health and Wellness

    Get the Facts About Food Poisoning

    What do spinach, ground beef, cilantro, frosting, peanut butter, instant oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie dough have in common? Of course they’re all foods, but they’ve also all been making the news lately as potential sources of illness-causing bacteria

  • Health and Wellness

    Are Your Prescriptions Affecting Your Nutrients?

    When you’re ill, have a chronic medical condition or need medication for another health issue; prescription drugs can be a valuable and important part of your care. However, some medications may deplete your body of important nutrients over time, creating

  • Health and Wellness

    Plan Budget-Friendly Meals from the Bottom Up

    When you’re trying to cut back on your food budget, it may seem like the only budget-friendly foods are ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese. But the fact is, you can enjoy healthy, delicious meals without spending a fortune.