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  • 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
  • Health and Wellness

    So You Need a New Primary Care Doctor. . .

    This decision guide can help choose a new physician if you have moved, changed jobs, health insurance plans or simply outgrown your previous doctor.

    • Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
  • News

    Join the Food Revolution this May

    Mark your calendars: There’s a revolution brewing, and on Saturday, May 19, you can get a taste of it. Food Revolution Day is the brainchild of chef, author and TV food personality Jamie Oliver, known by many as “The Naked Chef” due to the simplicity of his recipes and campaigns against processed ...

    • Thursday, April 26th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Top Ten Surprising Sources of Sodium

    You may want to pass on adding a sprinkling of salt during your next meal. Chances are what you’re about to eat is already packed with sodium, even if it doesn’t taste particularly salty. A report from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that 65 percent of the sodium Americans eat every day is ...

    • Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Coping With San Diego’s Year-Round Allergy Season

    A Scripps Health allergist explains the conditions that produce Southern California’s never-ending allergy season and offers tips to keep symptoms under control

  • Health and Wellness

    How to Manage a Chronic Condition

    Being diagnosed with a chronic medical problem can be overwhelming. Management often requires routine monitoring, medication and lifestyle changes. While responding to symptoms and complications can seem isolating and confusing—those who suffer certainly aren’t alone. In fact, approximately 133 ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Is Your Diet Giving You a Headache?

    Nearly everyone experiences headache pain over a lifetime. It’s a common reason people visit their doctors—and a serious public health problem. According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in 2003, headaches are one of the most common causes of pain and they ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Dealing With the Aches and Pains of Pregnancy

    All women are different—and so are their experiences during pregnancy. But many share common aches, pains and other physical discomforts. Fatigue often tops the list. “Extreme fatigue is very common in the first trimester,” says Bobby Garg, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Scripps Health in ...