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  • Health and Wellness

    Poor Sleep Can Mean Poor Health

    By Bradley Schnierow, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla How did you sleep last night? Did you wake refreshed and energized this morning? Or did you wake up several times during the night, unable to sleep peacefully? Did your partner’s snoring keep you awake? A good night’s sleep ...

    • Monday, June 11th, 2007
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    Do Women Need Different Health Care Than Men?

    By Monica Moore, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Imagine you’re a physician, and one of your male patients comes in complaining of a crushing sensation in his chest and pain shooting down his left arm. Your diagnosis? You’d probably suspect he might be having a heart attack. ...

    • Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
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    Tuberculosis: Should You Be Concerned?

    By Linda Good, R.N., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Tuberculosis is a strange disease. In some people, it leads to serious health problems and may even be fatal; in fact, it was a leading cause of death in the United States during the early 1900s. In others, the tuberculosis bacteria ...

    • Thursday, April 19th, 2007
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    Every Minute Counts in Stroke Treatment

    By Sunil Rayan, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla The devastating effects of one of the most deadly and debilitating health problems could be significantly reduced through quick action and advanced medical techniques. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country, and can lead to ...

    • Thursday, March 8th, 2007
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    Getting to the Heart of Your Health

    By Matthew Lucks, M.D. It seems like every few weeks, there’s new advice about how to take care of your heart. And in some cases, advice from one expert seems to directly contradict another. Should you stick to a low-fat diet, or eat more chocolate? Should you avoid alcohol, or make it a point ...

    • Thursday, February 8th, 2007
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    Get Your New Year's Resolutions Back on Track

    By Peter Seymour, M.D. It wasn’t long ago that we rang in another new year. One of the most common dilemmas many of us face early in the year is making, and keeping, New Year’s resolutions. I think that with a little planning, hard work and dedication, anyone can achieve their goals. One ...

    • Monday, January 1st, 2007
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    Get the Facts on Prostate Cancer

    By Scott Simon, M.D. It’s not something you’ll hear them talking about at a Chargers game or family cookout, but the risk of prostate cancer is something that all men share. In fact, one in six American men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime. It is the most commonly ...

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    How the Flu Gets You

    by G. Ryan Dominguez, M.D. Have you had your flu shot yet? Contrary to what you may have heard, it’s not too late. Getting a flu shot now may help you ward off several miserable days in bed with a fever, cough, sore throat, headaches and body aches. In some cases, the flu can also cause ...

    • Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
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    The Birds and the Bees: How to Teach with Ease

    by Chrystal de Freitas, M.D. Sooner or later, every child realizes that boys and girls have different body parts. And that some of those parts should be kept private. As a parent, when is it the right time to start talking to your child about these topics? The topic of sexuality often makes parents ...

    • Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
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    Stress Less This Holiday Season

    10 Tips to Help You Deal with Holiday Pressures by George Pratt, Ph.D. For many of us, the start of the holiday season means decorating, shopping, traveling to see family and friends – and feeling our stress levels rise. This is supposed to be a joyful, celebratory time of year. So why do so ...