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  • Health and Wellness

    Breaking Free of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    by Martin Sodomsky, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It’s happened to most of us. We leave the house, then turn around and go back to make sure we’ve turned off the oven or unplugged the iron. For most of us, checking once is enough to reassure ourselves that all is well. For people with ...

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    Speak Up for Better Health Care

    Whether it’s for a routine procedure or major surgery, checking into a hospital can be a stressful experience. After all, no one wants to be in the hospital, and it’s normal—perhaps even unavoidable—to feel anxious, especially when people you may have never seen before are in and out of ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Alternative Approaches to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Reviewed by Richard Brown, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla You wake in the night with a painful tingling sensation in your fingers – or no sensation at all. You pick up a pencil or apply lipstick, and it falls out of your grip. Sounds familiar? Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. Tunnel ...

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    A Man's Guide to Good Health

    Is Your ‘Check Engine’ Light On? The nice thing about your car is that it tells you when it’s at risk for trouble. So does your body, but you have to pay attention to the clues. Are you feeling fatigued and adding inches around the middle? Your bathroom scale will display your weight, maybe even ...

    • Monday, June 23rd, 2008
  • Health and Wellness

    Tips for Dining Out

    by Cathy Garvey, R.D. Nothing beats a home-cooked meal, especially one that’s as healthy as it is tasty. At the Vegetarian Cooking School at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, we teach you to prepare meals that are both. But we also understand that dining out is a pleasure and a convenience ...

    • Monday, June 9th, 2008
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    Using Your Breath as a Portable Stress Management System

    by Lynda Light, M.Ed. Breathing and concentrating on your breath cycle is very simple, and it is at the heart of meditation. Deep diaphragmatic breathing, for even just a short period of time, can improve your heart rate variability and reduce heart rate, blood pressure, stress and anxiety. Your ...

    • Monday, June 9th, 2008
  • Health and Wellness

    Looking at the Facts About Cataracts

    by Matthew Kirk, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It’s a fact: Aging isn’t kind to your eyes. Just when you get used to your reading glasses and bifocals, another potential vision problem may be waiting in the wings: cataracts. A cataract affects the lens in your eye that focuses light on ...

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    The Must-Have Test for Age 50 and Over

    by Edward Paredez, M.D. If you knew there was a health screening exam that is virtually painless, covered by most insurance plans and could potentially save your life, wouldn’t you be sure to have it? The answer is probably “yes.” Yet more than 50 percent of people who should have a colonoscopy—a ...

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    'Tis the Season to Be Cautious

    by Enass N. Rickards, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Ho, ho, help! It’s that time of year—time to put up the holiday lights, trim the Christmas tree light holiday candles. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when hospital emergency rooms around the country gear up for an ...

    • Thursday, November 29th, 2007
  • Health and Wellness

    How Much Do You Know About Glaucoma?

    By Lawrence Wood, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla There’s one thing that most people know about glaucoma: Eye doctors test for it by blowing an annoying puff of air directly into your eye. Actually, that test is rarely used these days; it has been replaced by several less-invasive ...

    • Thursday, November 15th, 2007