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  • Health and Wellness

    Eating Better on a Budget

    Eating guidelines for Americans got a little bit simpler in January 2011, when the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) retired its two-decade-old “food pyramid” and replaced it with a more literal model of healthy nutrition: MyPlate. The new model represents an ideal dietary balance of ...

    • Thursday, September 15th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    How to Find the Right Primary Care Doctor for You

    Partnering with a primary care physician (PCP) can be an important step toward living a longer, healthier life. When you are ill, a PCP can prescribe much-needed medication, guide you through treatment options or refer you to a specialist if you need one. But PCPs aren’t just for care when you ...

  • Health and Wellness

    How to Boost Your Lifespan in 15 Minutes a Day

    Decades of clinical research have established a long list of benefits for regular, moderate exercise. Now, new research offers up a groundbreaking reason to break out the sneakers or dust off the yoga mat. Even if you can’t manage to dedicate a full hour to daily physical activity, it turns out that ...

    • Thursday, September 15th, 2011
  • Scripps in the News

    Eating Healthy on a Budget Takes Planning

    According to a recent study from the University of Washington, following the new dietary guidelines can add almost 10% to your food bill. We can either be a victim of high costs of food or we can take some actions to decrease that cost. Scripps Hospital nutritionist, Megan Boitano says eating ...

    • Friday, August 5th, 2011
  • News

    Scripps Health Acquires Del Mar Family Practice

    Acquisition adds primary care to Scripps Clinic’s Del Mar location San Diego – Scripps Health has acquired Del Mar Family Practice in an agreement to be complete by Sept. 1. The acquisition will add primary care to the existing Scripps Clinic Del Mar location at 12395 El Camino Real, which also ...

  • News

    New Scripps Study First to Validate Usefulness of Pocket Ultrasound

    San Diego – Nearly 200 years after the introduction of the stethoscope, the accuracy of a pocket ultrasound device that enables a physician to “look” at a patient’s heart during routine physical exams has been validated for the first time in peer-reviewed research led by Scripps ...

    • Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
  • News

    Scripps Health Physician Receives Outstanding Service Award for Diabetes Program

    San Diego — Scripps Health endocrinologist Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, received the Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population, recognizing her leadership of Project Dulce, a diabetes disease management program for the underserved and ...

    • Monday, April 18th, 2011
  • News

    Community Invited to Scripps Coastal Medical Center Health Fair Set for April 16

    San Diego – Scripps Coastal Medical Center invites the community to a Living Well Through the Ages event, Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents are encouraged to attend to find out how their health “scores” compare with those in the healthy range. “Whether you’re 25 or 75, your health ...

  • Scripps in the News

    The Savvy Patient - Clear, Timely Communication is Critical

    In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insight on healthy patient-doctor communication. Clear communication between the patient and doctor is a critical part of making the delivery of health care as effective as possible. While ...

  • Scripps in the News

    The Savvy Patient - Don’t Catch a Bug in the Waiting Room

    In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insight on how to avoid spreading illness while in the doctor’s office waiting room. Trying to avoid waiting rooms altogether during cold and flu season is not always an option, but a ...