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  • Health and Wellness

    Top 5 Wellness Stories of 2013

    The Scripps health e-newsletter covered nearly 50 different topics in 2013. While all the articles were designed to help you improve your health and wellness, some piqued more interest than others. Topics about eating right, taking care of your body and enjoying a happy, healthy life got the most ...

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    Do Your Kids Spend Too Much Time in Front of a Screen?

    A Scripps Health pediatrician weighs in on how much media is too much, and setting smart limits on the time kids spend with smartphones, TVs and tablets.

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    The Scoop on the New Statin Guidelines

    When the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released a new set of guidelines for pharmaceutical management of blood cholesterol in mid-November, many people — physicians and patients alike — were surprised. According to estimates by the authors, the new guidelines ...

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    Are Quickie Workouts Safe and Effective?

    The super-short, super-tough workouts go by many names: Tabata. Crossfit. Super-Slow. P90X. Insanity. Minimal in duration, maxed out in effort, these high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are growing in popularity, according to the health and fitness club industry. But are they really ...

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    7 Surprising Findings About Sleep

    Sleep. We know we need it. But researchers don’t know exactly why it is a staple of optimal health. A new study published in October 2013 provides more clues. In animals, the brain uses sleep to scrub away toxins that accumulate in its tissues throughout the waking day. This research may help ...

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    Top Sources to Help You Navigate the Health Insurance Exchange

    The new health insurance exchange marketplace, which launched Oct. 1, offers people more options than ever before for getting health insurance coverage. It allows individuals and families to shop for medical insurance based on income and gives people who may have previously been unable to get ...

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    5 Strategies for Staying Sane During the Holiday Season

    In the past few weeks, you may have noticed the aisles in local retailers are already filled with holiday decorations — right next to the back-to-school display. With “holiday creep” kicking off earlier every year, the holiday season seems to start well before trick-or-treaters ...

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    One Reason Why Your Diet May Not Be Working

    If you’re overweight and trying to lose a few pounds, you’ve probably been told to eat a low-calorie diet and limit your fat intake. But for some people, that approach doesn’t work. The needle on the scale stays glued to the same spot no matter how many times they skip the cream cheese on a morning ...

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    Finding the Right Sport for Your Kids

    Busy lifestyles can often mean that kids are spending less time exercising and more time in front of a computer or TV screen. Encouraging children to participate in sports can not only help kids enjoy exercise, but may have long-term health and wellness benefits. “Childhood obesity is a ...

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    Top 10 Health Concerns of Baby Boomers

    About 76 million people were born during the baby boom years, which range from 1946 to 1964. As the first wave of these baby boomers reaches retirement age and becomes eligible for Medicare, physicians are focusing on health concerns that will become more prevalent among this generation. “As ...