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  • Health and Wellness

    A Vacation for the Mind

    Give your mind a vacation and promote healing for body, mind and spirit by using this four-step guided-imagery meditation. By Lynda Light, M.Ed. 1. Stay present. Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Now take three deep breaths to relax the body and clear the mind. Pay close attention to the ...

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    Learn the Skills to Successfully Self-Manage Diabetes

    Diabetes can often be effectively managed with diet and lifestyle changes and if needed, medication. The Scripps Whittier Institute for Diabetes offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program which educates diabetes patients and their families on hea

    • Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
  • Health and Wellness

    Breaking Free of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    by Martin Sodomsky, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It’s happened to most of us. We leave the house, then turn around and go back to make sure we’ve turned off the oven or unplugged the iron. For most of us, checking once is enough to reassure ourselves that all is well. For people with ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Speak Up for Better Health Care

    Whether it’s for a routine procedure or major surgery, checking into a hospital can be a stressful experience. After all, no one wants to be in the hospital, and it’s normal—perhaps even unavoidable—to feel anxious, especially when people you may have never seen before are in and out of ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Alternative Approaches to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Reviewed by Richard Brown, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla You wake in the night with a painful tingling sensation in your fingers – or no sensation at all. You pick up a pencil or apply lipstick, and it falls out of your grip. Sounds familiar? Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. Tunnel ...

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    Tips to Avoid Foodborne Illnesses

    By John Spinosa, M.D., Ph.D. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Tomatoes, ground beef, spinach and lettuce. Over the past few years, all of these foods have been associated with some type of illness—and unfortunately, you don’t know they’re not safe to eat until the nausea, cramping and other ...

  • Health and Wellness

    A Man's Guide to Good Health

    Is Your ‘Check Engine’ Light On? The nice thing about your car is that it tells you when it’s at risk for trouble. So does your body, but you have to pay attention to the clues. Are you feeling fatigued and adding inches around the middle? Your bathroom scale will display your weight, maybe even ...

    • Monday, June 23rd, 2008
  • Health and Wellness

    Tips for Dining Out

    by Cathy Garvey, R.D. Nothing beats a home-cooked meal, especially one that’s as healthy as it is tasty. At the Vegetarian Cooking School at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, we teach you to prepare meals that are both. But we also understand that dining out is a pleasure and a convenience ...

    • Monday, June 9th, 2008
  • Health and Wellness

    Using Your Breath as a Portable Stress Management System

    by Lynda Light, M.Ed. Breathing and concentrating on your breath cycle is very simple, and it is at the heart of meditation. Deep diaphragmatic breathing, for even just a short period of time, can improve your heart rate variability and reduce heart rate, blood pressure, stress and anxiety. Your ...

    • Monday, June 9th, 2008
  • Health and Wellness

    Looking at the Facts About Cataracts

    by Matthew Kirk, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It’s a fact: Aging isn’t kind to your eyes. Just when you get used to your reading glasses and bifocals, another potential vision problem may be waiting in the wings: cataracts. A cataract affects the lens in your eye that focuses light on ...