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  • Health and Wellness

    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 ...

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    Holiday Feasts Can Still Be Healthy

    by Danielle Lipparelli, M.S., R.D. When the holidays draw near, my thoughts are instantly besieged with memories of family gatherings, twinkling lights, mouth-watering entrees and sumptuous desserts.This is that time of year we celebrate and feast. As a registered dietitian, I’m often asked ...

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    Learning More About Alzheimer's

    by Dee Silver, M.D. It’s been 100 years since Alzheimer’s disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist. A century later, as the average age of our population increases and the “Baby Boom” generation approaches the age when the disease becomes more ...

    • Monday, November 20th, 2006
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    Prudent or Paranoid? The Truth About Nine Common Pregnancy Myths

    by K.B. Lim, M.D. Hair color, hot tubs, coffee and sex -they are just a few of the topics that are often debated during pregnancy. As if pregnant women do not have enough to think about, they are frequently faced with a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” supplied by ...

    • Monday, November 20th, 2006
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    Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Makeover

    by Wendy Hendricks, Pharm.D. It’s not unusual to accumulate bathroom cabinet clutter. Many of us have a collection of half-empty shampoo bottles, aftershave or skin care products tucked away on our shelves. Most of the time, these past-their-prime products are harmless. But when it comes to ...

    • Friday, November 17th, 2006
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    Warding Off the Flu Bug

    by Alissa Gilles, M.D., Scripps Mercy San Diego As winter approaches, we need to prepare for colder weather. For some, that means pulling out winter clothes and warmer blankets and getting ready for the holidays. As a physician, I prepare by encouraging my patients to get the flu vaccine. Influenza, ...

    • Monday, November 6th, 2006