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  • Health and Wellness

    New Device Helps Diagnose Heart Rhythm Disorders

    Cardiac arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms, can occur at any age and can have a variety of symptoms including chest pain, fainting and shortness of breath. The most common serious arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, is estimated to occur in more than 2.6 million Americans and the risk for ...

    • Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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    Avoiding Summertime Injuries and Illness

    By Roneet Lev, MD, emergency room physician, Scripps Mercy Hospital Summer is just around the corner and we’re lucky to live in such a beautiful environment with plenty of activities to keep us busy. However, the warmer weather brings a heightened risk of injury, even illness. There are several ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Is Your Diet Damaging Your Brain?

    Eating a healthy diet has been shown to improve energy levels and help maintain weight, but new studies have shown that it might even improve overall brain health. A recent study conducted in Manhattan, New York, found that eating a Mediterranean-style diet was shown to reduce damage to the small ...

    • Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Stop Skin Cancer at the Beach and in the Booth

    If you’re thinking of getting a jump-start on your summer glow this year by lying out in the afternoon sun or spending a few dollars (and minutes) on indoor tanning, you should probably think again. “Tanning in general, and indoor tanning in particular, is one of the worst things you can do ...

    • Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    So You Need a New Primary Care Doctor. . .

    This decision guide can help choose a new physician if you have moved, changed jobs, health insurance plans or simply outgrown your previous doctor.

    • Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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    The Not-So-Sweet Health Effects of Drinking Soda

    Over the past few decades, soda has become a staple of the American diet. Every restaurant offers a variety of flavors, vending machines fill the lunch rooms of office buildings and schools, and every convenience store sells it by the bucket-sized cup. In fact, it’s hard to grab a quick meal ...

    • Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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    Be Smart About Medication Storage and Disposal

    By Victoria Serrano Adams, PharmD, Scripps Health When used as directed, prescription medications can save lives. However, if they are used incorrectly, they also can be deadly. Improper use of medications—whether accidental or intentional—can be extremely dangerous. Brightly colored capsules or ...

  • Health and Wellness

    How to Fight Insomnia without Medication

    Several non-pharmaceutical ways to achieve restful, restorative sleep without resorting to common sleep medications, by working with natural circadian rhythms.

    • Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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    New Pap Guidelines: Is The Annual Exam Gone?

    Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American women. In the 1930s, more American women died of cervical cancer than any other kind of cancer, including breast or lung. But in 1943, a new method for cervical screening was introduced. The Babeș-Papanicolaou test ...

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    Top Ten Surprising Sources of Sodium

    You may want to pass on adding a sprinkling of salt during your next meal. Chances are what you’re about to eat is already packed with sodium, even if it doesn’t taste particularly salty. A report from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that 65 percent of the sodium Americans eat every day is ...

    • Tuesday, April 10th, 2012