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  • 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
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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
  • 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
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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
  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...