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  • 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
  • Health and Wellness

    10 Things You May Not Know About Your Heart

    Heart disease is the number one killer of women—and it’s largely preventable. Despite how common it is, many women still don’t know how to take care of their heart health and reduce their risk factors for the disease. Find out if you know your heart health facts. Take the heart health quiz. Learn ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Is Organic Produce Worth It?

    By now, most people have heard health experts’ best grocery shopping advice: When you go to the store, stick to the outside aisles. That’s where you’ll find the raw ingredients for healthy, wholesome meals. Eggs, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy and fresh produce are all situated at the edges of the ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Get Fit and Stay Trim

    If you’re determined to make this your year for better health and fitness, Scripps Health can make it easier, providing tips and tools to help you create a plan and get started on the road to success. “Don’t center your fitness goals on a number on the scale,” says Lisa Carpenter, fitness manager, ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    How a Food Diary Could Help You Lose Weight

    Did you know that people who keep food journals lose more weight and keep more weight off in the long run? A food diary helps you confront the truth about how much, when and why you eat. Once armed with that information, you can start setting goals and making changes. Cathy Garvey, registered ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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    How to Lower Your Cholesterol Without a Prescription

    In November of 2011, Lipitor, the best selling drug in the history of pharmaceuticals went off patent, allowing a cheaper, generic version of the cholesterol-lowering drug to enter the market. The move made a popular medication more affordable for many Americans – but still not tolerable for ...

    • Friday, January 13th, 2012
  • Health and Wellness

    Healthy Advice for Holiday Eating

    For most people, dieting is difficult – regardless of the season. But the holidays pose unique challenges for people who are trying to maintain or lose weight. Food is frequently the centerpiece of celebrations. Temptation and unhealthy eating triggers are plentiful. “In addition to being surrounded ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    How Yoga Helps Back Pain

    Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor – for obvious reasons. For some, the discomfort can be disabling, making it difficult to sleep or perform simple activities, like putting on shoes or picking up kids. It can also affect a career. In fact, low back pain is among ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Decoding Nutrition Labels

    Did you check the nutrition label on that can of soup before you tossed it into your grocery cart? A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota suggests that even if you glance at the nutrition facts before you buy, you may still be missing key information. The study asked ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Flu Vaccine Myths That Could Make You Sick

    As many as one in five Americans get the flu each year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. The best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated. Despite these indisputable facts, one in three adults plan to skip the flu shot this year, ...