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  • Health and Wellness

    What's the Latest on Breast Cancer Screening?

    By Mary Wilde, M.D., Scripps Polster Breast Care Center Breast cancer has certainly been brought into the spotlight over the past few years. Celebrity survivors such as Sheryl Crowe and Melissa Etheridge, along with nationwide walks, runs and other events, have all helped raise awareness of this ...

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    Asthma: What You Need to Know

    To Breathe or Not to Breathe: Living with Asthma By Michelle Abbo, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Animals. Dust mites. Mold. Exercise. For people with asthma, sometimes it seems that these and other “triggers” things that set off an asthma attack—lurk just about ...

    • Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
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    Eat, Drink and Be Healthy

    By Megan Boitano, MS, RD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Ask anyone who has ever embarked on a weight-loss diet or decided to start making healthier eating choices, and you’ll probably hear a common complaint: despite their good intentions, many people have trouble sticking with the ...

    • Friday, August 24th, 2007
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    When Worrying Gets Out of Control

    By George Pratt, Ph.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla “Butterflies” in your stomach just before an interview for your dream job. A racing heartbeat when you realize the highway patrol officer’s sirens are meant for you. Lying wide awake in bed all night before an important ...

    • Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
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    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