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  • Health and Wellness

    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
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    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
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    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 Actually, that test is rarely used these days; it has been replaced by several less-invasive ...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
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    Staph Infection: What You Need to Know

    MRSA Infection By John Spinosa, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about MRSA infection, a type of infection caused by a specific strain of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics. Some of these reports can be very alarming, and indeed, MRSA ...

    • Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
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    After the Wildfires: Tips to Help San Diegans Cope

    Wildfires spreading rapidly throughout Southern California. Over 300,000 San Diegans evacuated … some with homes reduced to ashes. The devastating images of this week’s fires will be etched in our minds for days and months to come. Natural disasters affect people’s lives like no other ...

    • Thursday, October 25th, 2007
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    Cancer Risk: Is It in Your Genes?

    By Beverly Mangerich, MSNc, Educator Nurse, Scripps Polster Breast Care Center By now, you probably know that unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, such as smoking, making poor nutritional choices or not getting enough exercise, can increase your risk of developing some types of cancers. However, what if ...

    • Thursday, October 4th, 2007
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    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