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    San Diego Summer Safety Tips

    Ah, summer in San Diego. The beach. The sun. The barbecue. The sports. Sounds great, right? Well, it can be. But it can also be a time for serous injuries. As an emergency room physician, I see a spike in certain types of injuries as the temperatures rise. It helps to be prepared and understand that ...

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    Study Finds Exercise More Important than Diet in Losing Weight

    Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to increase your physical activity? Perhaps you joined a gym or began taking brisk walks three or more days a week? If so, and you’re still waiting to see the results, you should continue with your exercise routine – or even step it up a ...

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    Heart Disease: The Greatest Health Risk For Women

    Many of us wear pink ribbons and we “walk for a cure” to battle a big threat to women’s health. But the number one killer of women in America isn’t breast cancer. It’s heart disease. A recent cover story in a national magazine noted that more women die of heart disease ...

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    A-Vision Volunteer Program Seeks to Remove Mental Illness Stigma

    People with psychiatric disorders are often misunderstood, feared and shunned by society. It is especially difficult for those who have been diagnosed with mental illness to find work – even if they are undergoing or have completed treatment. Dr. Jerry Gold, director of Scripps Mercy ...

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    Seniors and Depression: An All Too Common and Overlooked Situation

    Help for an overlooked health problem May is National Mental Health Month – an opportunity to shed some light on an all too-often overlooked health problem among our senior citizens – depression. Although common, depression is not a normal part of the aging process. We have an epidemic ...

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    Scripps Chula Vista Nurse Advocates for Newborns at Risk

    After more than 28 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, Marilyn Wiedemann has seen her share of babies born either to moms who are drug dependent or premature due to lack of prenatal care. She felt she had a responsibility to mentor the mothers but did not ...

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    Scripps Mercy Has Program That Works in Drug Control Strategy

    Scripps Mercy Has Program That Works in Drug Control Strategy The Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, part of the president’s cabinet, recently recognized Scripps Mercy Hospital’s Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral (SBIR) program for its excellence in its ...

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    Raise Your Glass for Your Heart

    An afternoon cocktail may have more benefits than simply helping you unwind at the end of a busy day. A new study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine found that regular consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol helped reduce the risk of heart attacks in men. While similar ...

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    Not All Fish is Heart Healthy, Study Says

    Is there something fishy about the latest studies on heart disease and seafood consumption? Yes, fish can be a heart-healthy food choice, if you’re eating the right kinds. If not, you may actually be increasing your heart attack risk, a new study shows. It turns out that eating fish may not be ...

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    Scripps Mercy Heart Patient Sets Sail for a Brighter Future

    How many 84-year-olds do you know who can don full fire-fighting gear, including a heavy oxygen tank, and run 60 feet to douse flames? Have you ever seen a heart patient jump off a pier in his clothes, remove and turn his pants into a flotation device in a few minutes’ time? In preparation for ...