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  • 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
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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 ...

  • Health and Wellness

    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, ...

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    Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback

    Like polio and smallpox, many of us think of whooping cough as an illness that had been all but eradicated in the United States. After all, protection against pertussis, the infection commonly known as whooping cough, is part of the DTP vaccine series most people receive as very young children. So ...

    • Friday, February 24th, 2006
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    Vertigo: Causes and Treatments

    by John Vaughan, M.D. Who hasn’t experienced the strange sensation of the world suddenly spinning before their eyes? Sometimes it happens when you step off of an amusement park ride that had you going round in circles. Or it may be triggered by something as simple as blowing your nose too ...

    • Friday, February 24th, 2006
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    Good News on the Horizon for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

    It’s no secret that obesity is an epidemic in America and, consequently, so is type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease, type 2 is greatly affected by obesity and lack of exercise. Accounting for over 90 percent of people with diabetes, type 2 usually occurs in ...

    • Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
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    New Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes

    What do Halle Berry, Mary Tyler Moore, Thomas Edison and B.B. King have in common besides being famous? They all have or had diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps transport glucose (blood sugar) into ...

    • Tuesday, February 7th, 2006