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  • Health and Wellness

    Feeling Sick? When to Stay Home

    When you’re not feeling well, recognizing “stay home” warning signs can help make the whole community safer — especially during flu season.

  • Health and Wellness

    Top 5 Wellness Stories of 2012

    Did you miss one? The start of the New Year is a great time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished and what more you can do to live a healthier, happier and more well-balanced life. This past year, we covered nearly fifty topics, from how to erase sun damage to how to keep your mind sharp through ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Top 5 Hikes in San Diego

    If your workout routine has hit a plateau or you’re simply looking for an inexpensive way to stay fit while having fun, consider hiking as your gym pass to the great outdoors.

    • Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    The Secrets of Healthy Fats

    Medical understanding of role of dietary fat in health and wellness has changed greatly in the past 40 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says fats and oils supplied about 45 percent of calories during the 1960s. Back then, the adult obesity rate was 9.7 percent, and less than 1 percent of ...

    • Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

    Ready to hit the gym but feel a cold or the sniffles coming on? Before you decide to skip your workout completely, you might want to think again. In some cases, light exercise, in combination with rest and good nutrition, can actually help you feel better, faster. “Moderate exercise helps to ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Signs You May Have a Thyroid Problem

    Have you been feeling tired or depressed lately? Have you gained weight? Easily get the chills? Or perhaps you feel the opposite: Anxious, clammy or even losing weight unintentionally, despite an increased appetite? These symptoms may be related to stress or the time of year. They could also be ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Keeping Your Mind Sharp with Exercise

    The next time you slip into your running shoes, grab your tennis racket or hit the basketball court, you could be working out more than just your body. New research suggests that regular physical activity could also be protecting your brain from declining with age. In a recent study published in the ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Eat Well and Spend Less

    Southern Californians are fortunate. In addition to year-round sunshine, there is also a year-round growing season. Farmers markets and CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) programs make bundles of fresh, locally grown, organic produce readily available, usually for a fraction of the cost of ...

    • Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Effective Treatments to Erase Sun Damage

    A Scripps Health dermatologist suggests ways to reduce sun damage including wrinkles, uneven pigment, sun spots and other signs of sunbathing and aging.

  • Health and Wellness

    6 Tips to Pack Healthy Lunches for Kids

    Lunch time is the social hour for kids in school. It’s also a critical time to load up on calories. But are students getting enough nutrients to fill their bellies and feed their brains? Sandrine Fitzgerald, a registered dietitian at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, doesn’t think ...

    • Wednesday, November 14th, 2012