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    Get Ready, Get Set, Get Running

    Start moving for fun and fitness Hitting the track or jumping on the treadmill is a great way to get in shape. If you’re not already a runner, however, starting to run may seem intimidating. Start with a slow jog “People tend to want things to happen right away,” says Ed Fellow, a sports medicine ...

    • Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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    Can Food Heal?

    What you eat could change your health When you get wounded, you might cover it up with a bandage. Or when you have muscle pain, you might take an ibuprofen. But have you ever thought about how the foods you eat could also be included in your care plan to help you heal and prevent disease? According ...

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    Top 5 Hikes in San Diego

    If your workout routine has hit a plateau or you’re simply looking for an inexpensive way to stay fit while having fun, consider hiking as your gym pass to the great outdoors. Whether you walk or run the trails, you’re sure to combine the fat-burning intensity of interval training with ...

    • Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
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    The Secrets of Healthy Fats

    Medical understanding of role of dietary fat in health and wellness has changed greatly in the past 40 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says fats and oils supplied about 45 percent of calories during the 1960s. Back then, the adult obesity rate was 9.7 percent, and less than 1 percent of ...

    • Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
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    Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

    Ready to hit the gym but feel a cold or the sniffles coming on? Before you decide to skip your workout completely, you might want to think again. In some cases, light exercise, in combination with rest and good nutrition, can actually help you feel better, faster. “Moderate exercise helps to ...

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    Signs You May Have a Thyroid Problem

    Have you been feeling tired or depressed lately? Have you gained weight? Easily get the chills? Or perhaps you feel the opposite: Anxious, clammy or even losing weight unintentionally, despite an increased appetite? These symptoms may be related to stress or the time of year. They could also be ...

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    Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol

    Unless you have been diagnosed with heart disease, medication shouldn’t be your first choice for lowering high blood cholesterol, says Christina Adams, MD, a cardiologist at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. While cholesterol-lowering statin medications are highly effective, they are not ...

    • Thursday, November 29th, 2012
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    6 Tips to Pack Healthy Lunches for Kids

    Lunch time is the social hour for kids in school. It’s also a critical time to load up on calories. But are students getting enough nutrients to fill their bellies and feed their brains? Sandrine Fitzgerald, a registered dietitian at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, doesn’t think ...

    • Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
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    Effective Treatments to Erase Sun Damage

    Long lazy youthful days spent lounging in the sun once appeared as a deep, bronze tan. But fast-forward by 20 years and evidence of those carefree and unprotected hours in the sun shows up on faces, chests, necks and arms. The signs appear as fine to medium wrinkles, loose or sagging skin, freckles, ...

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    Eat Well and Spend Less

    Southern Californians are fortunate. In addition to year-round sunshine, there is also a year-round growing season. Farmers markets and CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) programs make bundles of fresh, locally grown, organic produce readily available, usually for a fraction of the cost of ...

    • Wednesday, November 14th, 2012