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  • Health and Wellness

    Resolve to Make Little Changes with Big Results

    Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? More importantly, do you keep them? While most resolutions are made with the best of intentions, major goals such as “lose 20 pounds” or “run a marathon” can become overwhelming in reality. This year, why not try to adopt resolutions ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Eat Your Spinach, Save Your Vision?

    by Anne M. Hanneken, M.D., ophthalmologist with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It can begin with a barely perceptible loss of vision. Threading a needle may seem more difficult than it used to be, or the squares of a crossword puzzle may be harder to see.Eventually, nearly all central vision may ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Wanted: A Good Night's Sleep

    by Patrick Wolcott, M.D., sleep medicine specialist, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It’s 3 a.m. and you’re wide awake. Again. Counting sheep didn’t work. Changing positions didn’t work. Even those late-night infomercials couldn’t bore you to sleep. Now you’re ...

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    Who Can You See When the Doctor Isn't In?

    by G. Ryan Dominguez, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla The cough you’ve had for more than a week isn’t getting any better, and your throat is starting to ache. But when you call your doctor’s office for an appointment, the news isn’t good. “Dr. Jones is booked ...

  • Health and Wellness

    HPV - The Hidden Epidemic

    by KB Lim, M.D., OB/GYN, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Can you name the sexually transmitted disease that will affect at least one in two sexually active men and women? It is genital human papillomavirus (HPV), a group of sexually transmitted viruses that includes more than 30 different types. ...

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    Help for Migraine Pain

    by Dee Silver, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Some people literally see it coming, as flashing lights or wavy lines slow take over their vision. For others, there’s no visual warning – just the pain building up in their heads, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and ...

    • Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
  • Health and Wellness

    New Vision Surgery Techniques

    by Franklin W. Lusby, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla If you’re one of the millions of Americans who need their glasses to find their glasses, you’ve probably wondered more than once what it would be like to wake up in the morning and be able to see the alarm clock or your ...

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    How Does Your Hospital Measure Up?

    by Patricia Wallace, R.N. If you’ve ever been curious abut how well your local hospital stacks up against others when it comes to quality of care, a new Web site may provide useful information. Hospital Compare (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov), launched last month by the federal government, ...

    • Thursday, August 11th, 2005
  • Health and Wellness

    The Test That Could Save Your Life

    by David Roseman, M.D. It’s one of those cancers that no one likes to talk about and, even when they do, the conversations are rich with misconceptions such as “only men get it” and “it’s always fatal.” The truth is, colon cancer affects both men and women equally ...

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    Exercise Your Right to Good Health

    by Mark Wolgin, M.D. If you’ve ever read a newspaper, watched television or caught a glimpse of the magazine covers in your grocery store checkout line, chances are you know that regular physical exercise is good for you. You may even be able to name a handful of its benefits, such as weight ...

    • Saturday, June 4th, 2005