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    Could You Have Diabetes?

    Nearly 40 percent of Americans who have diabetes don’t know they have the disease. Could you be one of them? Should you be screened to find out? Your blood glucose level could be high enough to put you at risk for diabetes, even if you don’t yet have any of symptoms of the disease, such ...

    • Monday, August 15th, 2011
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    Vitamin-Enhanced Water: Health or Hype?

    Fancy, fortified, fizzy or fruity, bottled water is everywhere. When you get thirsty, you can turn on the tap or tap into your wallet. Health or hype? When looking for a healthy option to quench your thirst, you have dozens of choices with cool names in snazzy packages. The ads claim you can drink ...

    • Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
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    5 Tips for a Safe Vacation

    If you are traveling overseas this summer, make sure your immunizations are up to date. But even day trips to the beach require a little planning to make sure you stay safe and healthy. No one wants to get sick on vacation, whether you are on safari in Africa or at your best friend’s beach ...

    • Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
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    Don’t Sweat It

    Excessive underarm sweating can be very frustrating. Clothes get stained, undershirts need to be replaced and some say it even affects their self confidence. Fortunately, a new non-invasive and lasting treatment is now available at Scripps for a limited time. The procedure Scripps Clinic ...

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    Living with Congestive Heart Failure

    By James (Tom) Heywood, MD, Scripps Health What does it mean when the heart fails? While its name might suggest otherwise, congestive heart failure doesn’t mean the heart has stopped working; instead, it fails to effectively pump enough blood to the body’s organs or to fill without an abnormal ...

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    Can Sunscreen Cause Skin Cancer?

    Some skin care products contain ingredients that make you more sensitive to sun and increase your skin cancer risk. While sunscreen use is still essential, use caution when applying some products and ingredients. A few adjustments to your summer skin care routine could help keep you looking younger ...

    • Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
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    Can Flip-Flops Cause Foot Problems?

    Beware of those cute summer sandals; they may cause foot pain and other serious problems. Flip-flops, sling-backs, slides and mules may be the “haute couture” of warm weather footwear, but they may be putting your feet at risk. Orthopedic surgeons have been seeing an onslaught of women ...

    • Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
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    Hot Tips for a Cool Summer

    After the long winter you’re probably ready to enjoy fun in the sun. Before racing out the door, refresh your knowledge of some outdoor perils and how to manage them. A little caution can help keep your summer safe and healthy. Buzz off! Bees are good for the garden, but their sting can be ...

    • Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
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    Symptoms and Consequences of Sports-Related Concussions

    Anyone who doubts that baseball is a contact sport will likely reconsider after watching Padres catcher Nick Hundley in action. “The risk of injuries in baseball is a fact of life, especially behind home plate with all the foul tips and backswings we get,” Hundley says. “And injuries to the head are ...

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    Shape Up for Summer

    There is nothing quite like buying a new swimsuit to motivate people to exercise. “Looking good is inspiration for many people, but even more important is improving your strength and cardiovascular health,” says Christina Jackson, exercise physiologist an

    • Monday, May 16th, 2011