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  • Health and Wellness

    Feeling Sick? When to Stay Home

    Three questions to help you decide Uh-oh. You woke up and something’s off. Your throat is sore and you’ve got a rattling cough. Or maybe gastrointestinal symptoms, like nausea or diarrhea. You’re feeling distinctly under the weather. But there’s work to do, or classes to attend, or errands to be ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Top 5 Hikes in San Diego

    If your workout routine has hit a plateau or you’re simply looking for an inexpensive way to stay fit while having fun, consider hiking as your gym pass to the great outdoors. Whether you walk or run the trails, you’re sure to combine the fat-burning intensity of interval training with ...

    • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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