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  • Health and Wellness

    Six Healthy Activities to Do in San Diego

    We recently asked Scripps primary care physicians to share their favorite warm-weather outdoor activities. Here’s what a few of them do to stay in shape.

  • Health and Wellness

    Simple Steps to Alleviate Heartburn

    Heartburn can hurt. An uncomfortable burning discomfort in your chest or throat, it can also be accompanied by a bitter taste in the throat. “Heartburn is extremely common,” says Christine Strohmeyer, MD, a family medicine physician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Vista. “Almost everyone has ...

  • Health and Wellness

    How to Ease Your Child’s Fears About Doctor Visits

    A visit to the pediatrician could be anxiety-provoking for a young child. It’s not surprising. The doctor’s office can be full of unfamiliar sights, sounds and sensations. So how can a parent help ease his or her child’s fears? “Feeling out of control is scary, especially for a toddler whose verbal ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Ways to Cut Your Sugar Intake

    If you’re like the average American, you probably get about 16 percent of your total daily calories from added sugars, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s roughly 320 calories per day, or 20 teaspoons of added sugars, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. For many people, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Why Blood Pressure Matters

    If you ask most people how much they weigh, they may be reluctant to share — but chances are they can easily recall what the scale showed the last few times they stepped on it. Ask that same group of people their blood pressure, and they’ll probably have a harder time answering. While many of us ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Injured? Don’t “Tough It Out”

    It’s been a few days since your last run, and that twinge in your knee still hasn’t gone away. Or maybe you took a blow to the head while surfing, but you don’t think it’s anything to worry abut. It’s common for men—especially weekend warriors who try to get in as much playtime as possible before ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Expert Tips for Safely Soothing Your Baby

    Recent studies have questioned the safety of many popular baby “soothers,” such as infant noise machines and swaddling. But these methods can still be used without harming your baby, according to Dania Lindenberg, MD, a pediatrician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Hillcrest. “The key is ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Helps Patients Sort Through Digestive Disorders

    In Scripps Health’s latest “Savvy Patient” article in the UT San Diego, Wilfredo Abesamis, M.D., explores common digestive disorders and potential treatments. Visit UT San Diego to read Relief from Digestive Disorders are in Reach.

  • Health and Wellness

    Five Tips for Eating Healthier on a Budget

    Healthy food can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. According to Joyce Havranek, MD, an internal medicine specialist at Scripps Coastal Medical Center, it is possible to prepare nutritious, delicious meals without breaking the bank. “We don’t hear nearly enough about how to make reasonable, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    When to Get Screened for Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is a quiet, ongoing epidemic. Around 20 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lifetimes. Around one in every 55 develops melanoma, the most deadly form of the disease. So when someone asks me: When is a good time to get screened for skin cancer? ...