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  • Health and Wellness

    Get the Facts About Flu Season

    If you’ve ever had the flu, you know why people line up at vaccination clinics every year to avoid getting it again. This contagious illness causes a nasty cluster of symptoms, including fever, body aches and weakness, respiratory and sinus congestion, runny nose, nausea and sore throat. Sometimes, ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Protecting Your Family from Foodborne Illness

    Cantaloupes, romaine lettuce and ground turkey meat: what do they have in common? In September 2011, all of these foods were associated with serious—and in some cases deadly—foodborne illnesses. According to the CDC, 48 million Americans contract a foodborne illness every year from eating ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Studies Yield Clues About Alzheimer's

    Between 2.6 and 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to quadruple over the next four decades, according to patient advocacy group Alzheimer’s Disease International. While advancing age, family history, and genes play a major role in determining ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    The Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

    According to studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the health benefits of red wine are numerous when enjoyed in moderation. One 5-ounce glass of red wine a day for women, or two glasses for men, can improve heart health, lower cholesterol and even help maintain healthy ...

    • Monday, August 15th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    5 Tips to Help You Lose Weight

    Weight loss isn’t just a way to boost your self-esteem. If you are overweight or obese, it can be a lifesaver, reducing your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other debilitating conditions. There is a substantial body of research to help dieters drop pounds. Here are a few evidence-based ...

  • Scripps in the News

    The Savvy Patient - Take Time to Make a Record of Family Health History

    In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insights into the issue of knowing family health history. Most Americans understand that family history plays a big role in determining their health. A recent survey found that 96 percent ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Coastal Carlsbad to Host Open House February 28

    The Carlsbad location of Scripps Coastal Medical Center will host an open house on Saturday, February 28, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free activities include health screenings, food, facility tours and family fun. Dr. Lou Hogrefe talks to San Diego 6 News about the upcoming event at Scripps Coastal ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Boning Up on Osteoporosis

    If you’re a woman over age 50, you have a one-in-two chance of breaking a bone-most likely in the spine, hip or wrist- in the coming years. If you’re a man, your chances are one in four. The cause of these breaks? Osteoporosis, a degenerative disease that causes bones to become thin, ...