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    Can Treatment Help My Age-Related Macular Degeneration if I Am Legally Blind?

    Macular degeneration treatment may be helpful for some legally blind patients, depending on a number of considerations. Patients are defined as legally blind if their visual acuity is no better than 20/200 in either eye. While this poor vision precludes many activities, such as driving or reading ...

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    What is the Difference Between a Colonoscopy and a Sigmoidoscopy?

    A Scripps Health physician discusses colon cancer screening methods, the differences between them, age at which screenings should begin and other useful tests.

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    5 Food Myths and Misconceptions

    New studies come out on a regular basis touting the health benefits or risks of eating certain foods. Sometimes, the information contradicts earlier research or refutes common claims, making it difficult to determine which foods really do lead to better health. Joe Kearney, a health educator at ...

    • Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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    Is Male Menopause Real?

    Most people associate menopause with hot flashes and mood swings in women. So is it possible for hormonal changes — and the accompanying symptoms — to start happening in men as they age? Is male menopause a real medical issue? “The symptoms of male menopause, or andropause, are very real for ...

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    How to Become a Healthier Omnivore

    Among wellness experts, there’s little room for debate when it comes to your diet. The healthiest way to eat, according to the US Department of Agriculture and registered dietitians, is to make produce and whole grains the centerpiece of your plate. The Anti-Diabetes Shopping Cart covered how to ...

    • Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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    Are You Too Young for a Stroke?

    The incidence of stroke in younger adults has been steadily increasing over the past decade, making it important for everyone to know the signs and seek treatment immediately. “Not only are strokes happening more frequently in younger people than they used to, younger people tend to have more severe ...

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    New Nutritional Superstars

    Spinach, salmon, brown rice and almonds are well-known nutritional superstars. Recently, several newcomers have joined the list of “superfoods” — including a few you may not have tried. Read through the list below and consider adding some of these smart, tasty options to your diet. Quinoa A food ...

    • Thursday, February 28th, 2013
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    Top 5 High Tech Advances in Heart Care

    Your heart beats approximately 100,000 times every day. It is one of the most complex and hardest working parts of your body. And because of all the work your heart does for you, it deserves the best care. Scripps physicians have been researching techniques and devices designed to help improve ...

    • Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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    Natural Ways to Alleviate Back Pain

    If you’ve ever slouched in your desk chair at work, lifted heavy objects without using your knees for support or clinched your shoulders when life got stressful, these movements could come back to haunt you in the form of back pain, if they haven’t already. Back pain is a common complaint that can ...

    • Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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    The Anti-Diabetes Shopping Cart

    As the rates of obesity climb in the American population, Type 2 diabetes and related health problems are also on the rise. According to the American Diabetes Association, 26 million people in America have diabetes, including 8.9 percent of Californians — a rate higher than the national average. An ...

    • Tuesday, February 12th, 2013