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  • Health and Wellness

    Indulge in Moderation for a Healthier Heart

    By Matthew Lucks, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla On an island called Kuna in Panama, indigenous residents drink about five cups of cocoa every day. They also cook with it. And they rarely develop heart disease. Yet when they leave the island, their risk of high blood pressure goes up—and ...

    • Thursday, February 5th, 2009
  • Health and Wellness

    A New Approach to Migraine Treatment

    Most migraine sufferers, as well as neurologists who manage migraines, know there is a connection between food and the onset of these extremely painful headaches. Many people who have migraines know that certain foods act as triggers; the most common culp

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    Physical Therapy Offers Help for Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence, or involuntary loss of bladder control, isn’t something that just happens to older patients. In fact, the condition affects men and women both old and young. According to the National Association for Continence (NAFC), more than 25

  • Health and Wellness

    25 Tips to a Longer, Healthier Life

    To start the new year out right, Dr. Scott Carstens, M.D., medical director of the Scripps Center for Executive Health, has compiled a list of 25 tips to help you live longer, feel better and enjoy life to the fullest. They’re simple to follow, and they c

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    Top 3 Nutrition Tips for the Holidays

    By Cathy Garvey, R.D. Most people gain between 5 and 10 pounds during the holidays. To keep your scale stable, use these nutrition tips and experience a slimmer season. Eat a snack before the party Snacking on low-glycemic carbohydrates and lean proteins such as apple slices with natural peanut ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Creating a Healthy Holiday Season

    By Austin “Ozzie” Gontang, Ph.D. Counselor, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine The holidays aren’t happy for everyone. Many people feel anxious and/or sad at that time of year. Memories of holidays past and unrealistic expectations about the upcoming season are the main causes of the holiday ...

  • Health and Wellness

    A Vacation for the Mind

    Give your mind a vacation and promote healing for body, mind and spirit by using this four-step guided-imagery meditation. By Lynda Light, M.Ed. 1. Stay present. Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Now take three deep breaths to relax the body and clear the mind. Pay close attention to the ...

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    Learn the Skills to Successfully Self-Manage Diabetes

    Diabetes can often be effectively managed with diet and lifestyle changes and if needed, medication. The Scripps Whittier Institute for Diabetes offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program which educates diabetes patients and their families on hea

    • Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
  • 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 ...