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  • Health and Wellness

    How to Get Your Child Back Into a Booster

    On January 1, 2012, the California law regarding child restraints in vehicles changed, and suddenly, 6- and 7-year-olds who thought they had “graduated” from their car seats were sent right back into them. The new law states that children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Is Organic Produce Worth It?

    By now, most people have heard health experts’ best grocery shopping advice: When you go to the store, stick to the outside aisles. That’s where you’ll find the raw ingredients for healthy, wholesome meals. Eggs, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy and fresh produce are all situated at the edges of the ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Get Fit and Stay Trim

    If you’re determined to make this your year for better health and fitness, Scripps Health can make it easier, providing tips and tools to help you create a plan and get started on the road to success. “Don’t center your fitness goals on a number on the scale,” says Lisa Carpenter, fitness manager, ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    How a Food Diary Could Help You Lose Weight

    Did you know that people who keep food journals lose more weight and keep more weight off in the long run? A food diary helps you confront the truth about how much, when and why you eat. Once armed with that information, you can start setting goals and making changes. Cathy Garvey, registered ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    6 Ways to Salvage a Broken New Year’s Resolution

    If you rang in the New Year full of good intentions but quickly slipped back into old habits, you certainly aren’t alone. According to research conducted in 2003 at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, just 19 percent of people manage to ...

    • Friday, January 13th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    How Small Steps Mean Big Success for Diabetes Management

    Scripps endocrinologist Dr. Matthew Levine knows that the key to helping his patients improve their health is by setting realistic goals. From the first consultation with someone who has Type 2 diabetes, he starts each patient off with a roadmap of baby steps toward a healthier future. “I try to ...

    • Friday, January 13th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Embarrassed by Your Stomach Symptoms?

    Chronic gas, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea can wreak havoc on your day-to-day life, and are often the source of great embarrassment. Discussing these symptoms can be even more embarrassing, but when it comes to persistent digestive issues, it’s important to talk to your physician ...

    • Friday, January 13th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    How to Lower Your Cholesterol Without a Prescription

    In November of 2011, Lipitor, the best selling drug in the history of pharmaceuticals went off patent, allowing a cheaper, generic version of the cholesterol-lowering drug to enter the market. The move made a popular medication more affordable for many Americans – but still not tolerable for ...

    • Friday, January 13th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Tips to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    By George Pratt, PhD, Scripps Health As another new year approaches, people across San Diego are resolving to lose weight, exercise more, manage stress and make other changes improve their health and life. According to an article in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 40 to 45 percent of American ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Decoding Nutrition Labels

    Did you check the nutrition label on that can of soup before you tossed it into your grocery cart? A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota suggests that even if you glance at the nutrition facts before you buy, you may still be missing key information. The study asked ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011