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  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    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

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    Flu Vaccine Myths That Could Make You Sick

    As many as one in five Americans get the flu each year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. The best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated. Despite these indisputable facts, one in three adults plan to skip the flu shot this year, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    7 Easy Ways to Lighten Your Holiday Meal

    You may already know that heaping helpings of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner can add a full pound to your frame all by itself. That’s because a pound of fat is roughly 3,500 calories, and nutrition experts clock the traditional turkey plate with all the sides at a whopping 3,000–4,500 ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Tips for a Sober Holiday Season

    The holiday season is filled with parties, celebrations and more than a few temptations. If you’re in recovery, this can be one of the most difficult times of the year to maintain your sobriety. “It takes strength, determination and dedication to live a life of sobriety,” says Sandy Boller-Bilbrey, ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Should You Follow the New Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer?

    On October 7, 2011, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a draft of guidelines recommending against routine screening of men for prostate cancer. Evaluating evidence of benefits and harms of prostate screening in men younger than 75 years of age, the task force recommended ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
  • Scripps in the News

    Wellderly Study Seeks Secrets To Long, Healthy Life

    In San Diego, Jerry Coleman is well known as a World Series MVP, war hero and Hall of Fame broadcaster. His most recent accomplishment – helping Scripps unlock the genetic secrets to lifelong health — was achieved when he joined the Scripps Wellderly Study. Learn more about how Scripps ...

    • Friday, November 4th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Get the Facts About Flu Season

    If you’ve ever had the flu, you know why people line up at vaccination clinics every year to avoid getting it again. This contagious illness causes a nasty cluster of symptoms, including fever, body aches and weakness, respiratory and sinus congestion, runny nose, nausea and sore throat. Sometimes, ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Protecting Your Family from Foodborne Illness

    Cantaloupes, romaine lettuce and ground turkey meat: what do they have in common? In September 2011, all of these foods were associated with serious—and in some cases deadly—foodborne illnesses. According to the CDC, 48 million Americans contract a foodborne illness every year from eating ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011