Health and Wellness News

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  • Health and Wellness

    Who Can You See When the Doctor Isn't In?

    by G. Ryan Dominguez, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla The cough you’ve had for more than a week isn’t getting any better, and your throat is starting to ache. But when you call your doctor’s office for an appointment, the news isn’t good. “Dr. Jones is booked ...

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    HPV - The Hidden Epidemic

    by KB Lim, M.D., OB/GYN, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Can you name the sexually transmitted disease that will affect at least one in two sexually active men and women? It is genital human papillomavirus (HPV), a group of sexually transmitted viruses that includes more than 30 different types. ...

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    Help for Migraine Pain

    by Dee Silver, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Some people literally see it coming, as flashing lights or wavy lines slow take over their vision. For others, there’s no visual warning – just the pain building up in their heads, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and ...

    • Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
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    New Vision Surgery Techniques

    by Franklin W. Lusby, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla If you’re one of the millions of Americans who need their glasses to find their glasses, you’ve probably wondered more than once what it would be like to wake up in the morning and be able to see the alarm clock or your ...

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    How Does Your Hospital Measure Up?

    by Patricia Wallace, R.N. If you’ve ever been curious abut how well your local hospital stacks up against others when it comes to quality of care, a new Web site may provide useful information. Hospital Compare (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov), launched last month by the federal government, ...

    • Thursday, August 11th, 2005
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    The Test That Could Save Your Life

    by David Roseman, M.D. It’s one of those cancers that no one likes to talk about and, even when they do, the conversations are rich with misconceptions such as “only men get it” and “it’s always fatal.” The truth is, colon cancer affects both men and women equally ...

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    Exercise Your Right to Good Health

    by Mark Wolgin, M.D. If you’ve ever read a newspaper, watched television or caught a glimpse of the magazine covers in your grocery store checkout line, chances are you know that regular physical exercise is good for you. You may even be able to name a handful of its benefits, such as weight ...

    • Saturday, June 4th, 2005
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    Can a Broken Heart or the Blues Cause a Heart Attack?

    Heart disease and depression- while these two diseases might not seem related, they are actually common companions. Scripps Center for Executive Health has recently added a new screening to its executive physical with this in mind. Depression can actually affect the wiring of the heart and affect ...

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    San Diegans More Likely to be Diagnosed with Melanoma

    According to the American Cancer Society, San Diego residents are three-times more likely to be diagnosed with a melanoma than any other Californians. Using high-vision glasses and employing years of expertise, Dr. Susan Stuart, a dermalologist at Scripps Center for Executive Health is working to ...

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    The Family Business

    While social relationships can provide the best support system against stress, it is also often personal relationships that are the greatest sources of stress, according to Gene Ondrusek, PhD with Scripps Center for Executive Health. “This usually means that business people use the social ...