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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 ...

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    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
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    How to Prevent Cancer Every Hour of the Day

    If you spend your day sitting in an office or cubicle, it may surprise you to learn that prolonged periods of inactivity at your desk may be putting you at higher risk for certain forms of cancer. According to a new report presented in early November at the annual conference of the American ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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    Healthy Advice for Holiday Eating

    For most people, dieting is difficult – regardless of the season. But the holidays pose unique challenges for people who are trying to maintain or lose weight. Food is frequently the centerpiece of celebrations. Temptation and unhealthy eating triggers are plentiful. “In addition to being surrounded ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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    How Yoga Helps Back Pain

    Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor – for obvious reasons. For some, the discomfort can be disabling, making it difficult to sleep or perform simple activities, like putting on shoes or picking up kids. It can also affect a career. In fact, low back pain is among ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Plan Ahead for Diabetes-Friendly Holidays

    By Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, Scripps Health The holiday season may be “the most wonderful time of the year” for celebrating with family and friends—but if you or your family members are among the 26 million Americans who have diabetes, the challenge of navigating holiday parties, meals and sweet ...