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  • Health and Wellness

    How to Ease Your Child’s Fears About Doctor Visits

    A visit to the pediatrician could be anxiety-provoking for a young child. It’s not surprising. The doctor’s office can be full of unfamiliar sights, sounds and sensations. So how can a parent help ease his or her child’s fears? “Feeling out of control is scary, especially for a toddler whose verbal ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Ways to Cut Your Sugar Intake

    If you’re like the average American, you probably get about 16 percent of your total daily calories from added sugars, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s roughly 320 calories per day, or 20 teaspoons of added sugars, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. For many people, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Why Blood Pressure Matters

    If you ask most people how much they weigh, they may be reluctant to share — but chances are they can easily recall what the scale showed the last few times they stepped on it. Ask that same group of people their blood pressure, and they’ll probably have a harder time answering. While many of us ...

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    Over-the-Counter Painkillers: How to Choose

    Do you ever get a headache trying to figure out which over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication to take for different aches and pains? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, more than 81 percent of U.S. adults use OTC medications as their first response to ...

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    Expert Tips for Safely Soothing Your Baby

    Recent studies have questioned the safety of many popular baby “soothers,” such as infant noise machines and swaddling. But these methods can still be used without harming your baby, according to Dania Lindenberg, MD, a pediatrician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Hillcrest. “The key is ...

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    Caring for Yourself After the Loss of a Loved One

    Grief is a normal and natural response to death. It can affect our cognitive processes, tax our emotions, change our social lives and can even challenge our spiritual understanding. “Grief is inextricably tied to love” says Liane Fry, LMFT, bereavement specialist at Scripps Health. “Generally ...

    • Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
  • Health and Wellness

    Tips to Avoid Catching a Bug at the Doctor’s Office

    We go to the doctor to get well or make sure we stay healthy, but doctor’s offices and waiting rooms are frequently filled with sick people. Even if you are one of them, you don’t have to go home with a new contagious bug along with the ache or illness that spurred your visit. By taking ...

    • Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
  • Health and Wellness

    Eight Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

    When it comes to the following health symptoms, keep the old adage top of mind: When in doubt, check it out. Not every minor ache or pain requires a trip to the doctor, but some seemingly minor signs shouldn’t be ignored. “If you experience any of the following symptoms you don’t necessarily need to ...

    • Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
  • Health and Wellness

    What You Need to Know About Proton Therapy

    If you or a loved one is ever facing a cancer diagnosis, know that one of the most advanced forms of treatment for adults and children is now available in San Diego.

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    Five Tips for Eating Healthier on a Budget

    Healthy food can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. According to Joyce Havranek, MD, an internal medicine specialist at Scripps Coastal Medical Center, it is possible to prepare nutritious, delicious meals without breaking the bank. “We don’t hear nearly enough about how to make reasonable, ...