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    Scripps Coastal Medical Center Escondido Reopens

    Scripps Health has reopened Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Escondido, located at 488 East Valley Parkway, which was closed yesterday due to wildfires in the area. Learn more about Scripps Health.

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    Six Healthy Activities to Do in San Diego

    We recently asked Scripps primary care physicians to share their favorite warm-weather outdoor activities. Here’s what a few of them do to stay in shape.

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    Simple Steps to Alleviate Heartburn

    Heartburn can hurt. An uncomfortable burning discomfort in your chest or throat, it can also be accompanied by a bitter taste in the throat. “Heartburn is extremely common,” says Christine Strohmeyer, MD, a family medicine physician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Vista. “Almost everyone has ...

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    Why Blood Pressure Matters

    If you ask most people how much they weigh, they may be reluctant to share — but chances are they can easily recall what the scale showed the last few times they stepped on it. Ask that same group of people their blood pressure, and they’ll probably have a harder time answering. While many of us ...

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    Over-the-Counter Painkillers: How to Choose

    Do you ever get a headache trying to figure out which over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication to take for different aches and pains? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, more than 81 percent of U.S. adults use OTC medications as their first response to ...

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    Expert Tips for Safely Soothing Your Baby

    Recent studies have questioned the safety of many popular baby “soothers,” such as infant noise machines and swaddling. But these methods can still be used without harming your baby, according to Dania Lindenberg, MD, a pediatrician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Hillcrest. “The key is ...

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    Tips to Avoid Catching a Bug at the Doctor’s Office

    We go to the doctor to get well or make sure we stay healthy, but doctor’s offices and waiting rooms are frequently filled with sick people. Even if you are one of them, you don’t have to go home with a new contagious bug along with the ache or illness that spurred your visit. By taking ...

    • Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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    Eight Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

    When it comes to the following health symptoms, keep the old adage top of mind: When in doubt, check it out. Not every minor ache or pain requires a trip to the doctor, but some seemingly minor signs shouldn’t be ignored. “If you experience any of the following symptoms you don’t necessarily need to ...

    • Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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    Five Tips for Eating Healthier on a Budget

    Healthy food can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. According to Joyce Havranek, MD, an internal medicine specialist at Scripps Coastal Medical Center, it is possible to prepare nutritious, delicious meals without breaking the bank. “We don’t hear nearly enough about how to make reasonable, ...

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    When to Get Screened for Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is a quiet, ongoing epidemic. Around 20 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lifetimes. Around one in every 55 develops melanoma, the most deadly form of the disease. So when someone asks me: When is a good time to get screened for skin cancer? ...