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  • Health and Wellness

    Staying Heart Healthy

    Emily Scott, M.D. As a cardiologist, I see and treat people everyday for heart disease. One of the most important roles I can play as a physician is to help educate the public about this prevalent condition. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people worldwide. Interestingly, heart ...

    • Monday, May 8th, 2006
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    Menopause: Questions and Answers

    Chrysten Cunningham, D.O. “The change” is a term often used to describe the 10-year period directly before menopause, known as perimenopause. Menopause, which is officially one year without a menstrual period, can raise a lot of questions and uncertainty. In the United States, most women ...

    • Monday, May 8th, 2006
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    Seeking Relief for Pain

    by Joseph Shurman, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Remember when the “Baby Boomer” generation referred to young professionals and new parents? Now, the Baby Boomers have grandchildren, are well on their way to retirement and are facing many of the health issues associated with ...

    • Monday, April 24th, 2006
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    Treatment Options for Chronic Heartburn

    by Dan I. Giurgiu, M.D., F.A.C.S., Scripps Mercy Hospital Heartburn is a common ailment experienced by many Americans each day. The intense burning discomfort in the chest or throat is the result of harsh stomach acid coming into contact with and irritating the delicate lining of the esophagus, the ...

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    Getting a Leg Up on DVT

    by Dana P. Launer, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Deep vein thrombosis, commonly referred to as DVT, is a condition where a blood clot forms in one of the larger or “deep” veins in your body, most often in your thigh and lower leg. The clot may cause circulation problems by ...

    • Monday, April 10th, 2006
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    Got a Pain in the Neck? Get Help!

    There’s no shortage of news reports and television commercials talking about low back pain. But let’s not forget about the other end of the spine—for many people, neck pain can cause plenty of trouble as well, from a “stiff” neck to severe, even debilitating ...

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    When Does Your Child Need Emergency Care?

    by Shawn Evans, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla When you have young children at home, emergencies can happen. And they can run the gamut from a slip in the tub or a pot knocked from the stove to a sudden high fever or choking during dinner. If an emergency happens in your home, would you ...

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    The New Sleep Medications: A Dream Come True?

    by Brad Schnierow, M.D. Have you seen the television commercial with the man tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep until a glowing little butterfly floats into his room and eases him into dreamland? The butterfly is a modern version of Mr. Sandman, and the commercial advertises one of a ...

    • Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
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    Help Is Available for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    by Janet Kim, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Rheumatoid arthritis can be a sneaky disease. At first, you may just think you have the flu, with fatigue, a low fever or muscle aches. Then you may develop telltale signs: stiffness that begins in your fingers or hands, feeling stiff after ...

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    Boning Up on Osteoporosis

    If you’re a woman over age 50, you have a one-in-two chance of breaking a bone-most likely in the spine, hip or wrist- in the coming years. If you’re a man, your chances are one in four. The cause of these breaks? Osteoporosis, a degenerative disease that causes bones to become thin, ...