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  • 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 ...

  • Health and Wellness

    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
  • 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