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  • Health and Wellness

    More Young Adults Treating Hypertension with Medication

    By Matthew Lucks, MD, Scripps Health When we hear that someone is being treated for high blood pressure, many of us assume the person is probably in their 50s or 60s. However, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control found that while the number of adults over age 18 who have high blood ...

    • Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
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    September is National Preparedness Month

    How prepared are you for a disaster? National Preparedness Month creates an opportunity for people to become engaged in emergency preparedness on an individual, family, neighborhood and community level. Emergency preparedness requires a team effort. We have to ensure that our families, neighborhoods ...

    • Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
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    Aching Feet? A Scripps Podiatrist Can Help

    Jack A. Reingold, DPM, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla When you have problems with your feet, who do you call for help? Many people aren’t aware that podiatrists, also called doctors of podiatric medicine, specialize in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions ranging from common problems such ...

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    Scripps Physician Tells You How to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

    By Shawn Evans, MD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Despite the unseasonably cool and overcast days along the San Diego’s coastline, summer is in full swing. Just a few miles inland, temperatures have been climbing, and hot, sunny days are undoubtedly ahead. Be ready for them by understanding the ...

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    Play it Safe in the Sun

    For day games, Padres second baseman David Eckstein won’t take the field until he’s slathered in sunscreen. Closer Heath Bell wears sunglasses and sits in the shade until it’s time to warm up. “Being smart about our time in the sun is important for all of us,” says catcher Nick Hundley. “We all need ...

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    Respiratory Therapist Gives Tips for Breathing Right

    by Martin Rosenberg, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Between allergies, asthma, respiratory infections and other health problems, it’s no surprise that breathing difficulties are one of the most common problems for seeking medical care. Some of these are fairly easy to treat, while others may be ...

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    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Tips for Men

    According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American men are 25 percent less likely to visit the doctor than women. On average they tend to drink more, smoke more, engage in more high-risk activities and statistically don’t live as long as women. So why do men delay, postpone or ...

  • Health and Wellness

    A New Chance at Life

    How many coronary artery stents does it take to convince a fast food junkie to give up cheeseburgers and take up yoga and meditation?

    • Friday, May 28th, 2010
  • Health and Wellness

    Hypertension: What You Need to Know

    by Christian W. Mende, MD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla When you at do you think when you hear that someone has high blood pressure? It’s a common misconception that people with high blood pressure are tense, angry, high-strung or “Type A” personalities. The truth is, blood pressure has ...

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    Keep Your Kids Swimming Safely

    By Pam Nagata, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla With longer days, warmer weather and rising ocean temperatures, it won’t be long until San Diego’s beaches and pools are spilling over with kids. While summer fun should be enjoyable for the whole family, swimming can present risks, especially for ...