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    Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween is almost here. Kids are conjuring-up costume ideas. Parents are planning parties. If you are a mom or dad orchestrating the activities, take a moment to add safety to the mix. The following tips could help protect your kids, so a holiday devoted to make-believe doesn’t turn into something ...

    • Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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    Making Waves with Living Kidney Donation at Scripps

    Mike Sedgwick knew something was wrong when he was bumped to the front of the line in the emergency room. His ankles were swollen, his head ached and his heart was racing. That night, after learning his kidneys were failing, he joined thousands of others across the country waiting for a kidney ...

    • Friday, September 16th, 2011
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    Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

    By Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD You’ve probably heard that diabetes has become an epidemic in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association, 18.8 million adults and children have been diagnosed with the disease, and another 7.0 million are yet to be diagnosed. Despite the rapidly ...

    • Friday, September 16th, 2011
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    Does Cholesterol Matter?

    Just a generation ago, when it came to cholesterol, the message was loud and clear: High cholesterol led to heart disease, and it was caused in large part eating too much cholesterol from animal sources like red meat, eggs and butter. So Americans switched from butter to margarine, cut down on eggs, ...

    • Thursday, September 15th, 2011
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    Eating Better on a Budget

    Eating guidelines for Americans got a little bit simpler in January 2011, when the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) retired its two-decade-old “food pyramid” and replaced it with a more literal model of healthy nutrition: MyPlate. The new model represents an ideal dietary balance of ...

    • Thursday, September 15th, 2011
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    How to Find the Right Primary Care Doctor for You

    Partnering with a primary care physician (PCP) can be an important step toward living a longer, healthier life. When you are ill, a PCP can prescribe much-needed medication, guide you through treatment options or refer you to a specialist if you need one. But PCPs aren’t just for care when you ...

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    How to Boost Your Lifespan in 15 Minutes a Day

    Decades of clinical research have established a long list of benefits for regular, moderate exercise. Now, new research offers up a groundbreaking reason to break out the sneakers or dust off the yoga mat. Even if you can’t manage to dedicate a full hour to daily physical activity, it turns out that ...

    • Thursday, September 15th, 2011
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    Knee Pain: What’s Your Type & Treatment Plan?

    Watching Cameron Maybin patrol the power alleys or Jason Bartlett barrel around the base paths, it’s clear the Padres rely on their speed game. Even those of us who move at a slightly slower pace need good knee health to keep active. Knee pain can stem from long-term overuse, sudden injuries, or ...

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    Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Require Individualized Management

    By Charles Smith, MD Ask five people who have multiple sclerosis to list their top symptoms, and you are likely to get five different answers. Commonly known as MS, multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. ...

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    Is It Indigestion or a Heart Attack?

    The symptoms of a heart attack in women are often more subtle than in men, and can be easily confused with stress, fatigue or simply not feeling well.

    • Monday, August 15th, 2011