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  • 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
  • Health and Wellness

    4 Fad Diets: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Diets promising rapid and dramatic weight loss are always plentiful and popular. Some fads do help to people drop pounds, but more often than not, the results aren’t sustainable and the methods used to lose weight aren’t safe. Denise Reyes, a registered dietitian at Scripps Health in San ...

    • Friday, October 19th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    The 6 Germiest Places at the Office

    Find out which surfaces are the most common hot spots for germs and how to protect your health Thinking about grabbing a snack from the vending machine at the office? Or reheating last night’s leftovers for lunch in the breakroom? You might want to wash your hands after you touch surfaces in ...

    • Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
  • Patient Stories

    As Summer Sizzles, Watch for Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses

    Ever wonder how hot a baseball field can get in the summer? Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso remembers a game in Alabama where the heat from his metal spikes burned through to the skin of his feet. Outfielder Carlos Quentin says he nearly fainted in the batter’s box during a long at bat in Kansas ...

    • Friday, August 3rd, 2012