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  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    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 ...

  • Health and Wellness

    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, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    My Aching Feet

    Patients frequently come into their doctor’s office with the complaint, "My feet hurt! "Feet can hurt for many reasons, including bunions, arthritis, hammertoes, neuromas, heel pain and numerous other conditions. The cause of these problems can be genetic or may be due to improper ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Looking for a Plastic Surgeon?

    So you’re thinking about having your nose done. Or maybe you’ve always wished your lips were a little fuller. Before you go looking for a plastic surgeon to do the job, look inside yourself. Why do you want this procedure? If you want to look like you, only better, that’s great. ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Bird Flu: Should You Be Concerned?

    It’s flu season again—time for coughing, aching, lying in bed all day and just generally feeling rotten. For most of us, the flu lasts about a week or so, then life gets back to normal. However, for young children, the elderly, and people with chronic diseases or weakened immune systems, ...