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  • 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 ...

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    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

    New Pap Guidelines: Is The Annual Exam Gone?

    Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American women. In the 1930s, more American women died of cervical cancer than any other kind of cancer, including breast or lung. But in 1943, a new method for cervical screening was introduced. The Babeș-Papanicolaou test ...

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    Top Ten Surprising Sources of Sodium

    You may want to pass on adding a sprinkling of salt during your next meal. Chances are what you’re about to eat is already packed with sodium, even if it doesn’t taste particularly salty. A report from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that 65 percent of the sodium Americans eat every day is ...

    • Tuesday, April 10th, 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

  • Health and Wellness

    4 Surprising Things to Help Keep You Healthy

    Health recommendations are constantly changing. As scientists investigate new therapies and practices, the body of evidence supporting the use of complementary and alternative approaches to achieve optimal health and well-being is growing. Mimi Guarneri, MD, a cardiologist and medical director of ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012