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  • Health and Wellness

    Plan of Attack Against Colorectal Cancer

    Peter Reissmann, M.D., Oncologist, Scripps Mercy Hospital There are few things that strike fear into people’s hearts like the word ‘cancer.’ This disease, caused by out-of-control cell growth, can be devastating. But the simple fact about cancer is that the sooner it is found and ...

    • Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
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    If You've Always Gotta "Go," Go to the Doctor

    Scott Simon, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Ever since she was a teenager, Anna has been afraid to leave her house. Sometimes when she does, she’s terrrified she won’t be able to find a bathroom. Denise’s situation is just as uncomfortable. Nearly every time she puts her ...

    • Monday, May 22nd, 2006
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    Could You Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

    by Lori L. Arnold, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla What do acne, an irregular menstrual cycle, obesity, excess hair growth and infertility have in common? While these diverse symptoms may seem unrelated, they are all potential indicators of a condition known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome ...

    • Monday, May 22nd, 2006
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    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 ...

  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    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 ...