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  • 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
  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Clinic Physician Provides Recommendations for Weight Loss Plateaus

    Ken Fujioka, MD, director of the Center for Weight Management at Scripps Clinic, was interviewed for an article recently in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Dr. Fujioka provided recommendations for weight loss plateaus. Read Losing Your Edge

  • Patient Stories

    Surgery Helps Ease Woman's Lifelong Struggle With Weight

    For most of her life, Susan M. unsuccessfully waged war with her weight. “Food was my drug of choice. I was heavy—even as a child,” said the 59-year-old. “Over the years, I went on so many diets. I could lose weight, but I couldn’t keep it off.” At the peak of her struggle, Susan hit 282 pounds. A ...

  • News

    Food for Thought

    Our nutrition and metabolism expert offers simple suggestions to help you get slim and stay healthy. In today’s fast-paced, on-the-go society, it’s no wonder that people hoping to lose weight turn to quick fixes like fad diets and diet pills. Between our full-time jobs, families, errands, and ...

    • Saturday, February 23rd, 2008