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  • Health and Wellness

    How Small Steps Mean Big Success for Diabetes Management

    Scripps endocrinologist Dr. Matthew Levine knows that the key to helping his patients improve their health is by setting realistic goals. From the first consultation with someone who has Type 2 diabetes, he starts each patient off with a roadmap of baby steps toward a healthier future. “I try to ...

    • 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

    7 Easy Ways to Lighten Your Holiday Meal

    You may already know that heaping helpings of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner can add a full pound to your frame all by itself. That’s because a pound of fat is roughly 3,500 calories, and nutrition experts clock the traditional turkey plate with all the sides at a whopping 3,000–4,500 ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    Treating Diabetes With Bariatric Surgery

    Though clinicians often start with diet, exercise and lifestyle modification as a treatment course for people with diabetes, mounting evidence suggests that bariatric surgery can be a very effective intervention as well, especially for patients with Type 2 diabetes. More than 30 years of outcomes ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 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 - Package Deal: As Weight Goes Down, So Do Related Health Risks

    In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insight on the effects healthy weight has on overall wellness. Excess weight increases health risks and strains the whole body, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, joints and muscles. A ...

  • Scripps in the News

    The Savvy Patient - Measure Intake, Increase Activities to Lose Weight

    In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insights into the issue of keeping weight loss goals. During the holiday season, many people made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. And while there are no hard statistics on how many will ...

  • Scripps Tips - December 2010

    Preventing Holiday Emergencies More than 12,000 people are treated in emergency rooms across the country each year due to falls, cuts, electrical shocks and burns from accidents related to holiday decorating, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians. Scripps Health emergency ...

  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Helps Law Enforcement Commander Take Control of His Weight

    After pounding 26.2 miles of pavement, Eric Swanson flew across the finish line at the San Diego 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with some tough competition on his heels. He completed the race in 3 hours, 14 minutes and 41 seconds—a time that would fill many seasoned distance runners with a ...

  • Patient Stories

    Man's Life is Transformed After Having Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Sam Hamood was once a self-described scrawny guy. After joining the Navy, he changed his physique through diligence and discipline, adding pounds of muscle to his 6-foot, 1-inch frame. “When you are out to sea or in a foreign country, eating excessively and drinking all the time isn’t an option,” he ...

    • Monday, August 2nd, 2010