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  • Health and Wellness

    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 ...

  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • Health and Wellness

    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? ...

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    How Do I Help My Child Prevent Ear Infections?

    Although usually not dangerous, ear infections can be extremely painful and disruptive to a young child’s life. Unfortunately, they are most common in kids under 7. That’s because young children have shorter, softer and more horizontal eustachian tubes than older children, which are more easily ...

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    5 Healthy Ways to Increase Your Energy

    In recent years, energy drinks have been widely marketed as a fast way to reduce fatigue and increase alertness. These quick boosts of energy, however, can have damaging side effects. “Energy drinks are different than a cup of coffee,” says Adina Smarandache, MD, an internal medicine ...

  • News Releases

    New Location for Scripps Coastal Medical Center, Del Mar

    Scripps Coastal Medical Center, Del Mar is moving to a new state-of-the-art medical center designed to enhance convenience and the overall patient experience. Starting Jan. 13, 2014, physicians and staff will begin seeing patients at 380 Stevens Ave. in Solana Beach. Same physicians, same great ...

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    What Are the Symptoms of ADHD and When Should I Have My Child Evaluated?

    ADHD can be a difficult diagnosis to make because the symptoms overlap with many other conditions, including normal behavior. Children with ADHD often have difficulty focusing, may be easily distracted, forgetful, disorganized, hyperactive, disruptive, impatient and loud. These behaviors must be ...