December 19, 2018

Integrative medicine dietitian offers ways to keep weight off

For most people, dieting is difficult — regardless of the season. But the holidays pose special challenges for people who are trying to maintain or lose weight. Food is frequently the cente...

November 14, 2018

A closer look at a disease that affects millions of women

Endometriosis affects millions of women in the United States, and is one of the leading causes of infertility. If it hasn’t affected you, chances are it has affected a family member or friend.


October 25, 2018

Tips to tweak your daily routine and lose weight

Shedding pounds means burning more calories than you are consuming, but losing extra weight does not have to be arduous. Trimming a mere 500 calories a day or burning the same amount through exercise wi...

October 12, 2018

Sunscreen protects against skin cancer, slows skin aging

People generally slather on sunscreen for special outdoor occasions, like heading to the beach or attending a picnic. While sunscreen protects against sunburns and skin cancer, there is another...

September 20, 2018

What you eat could change your health

When you get a cut, you might cover it up with a bandage. When you have muscle pain, you might take an ibuprofen. But is it possible that the foods you eat can also help you heal and prevent disease?

According to S...

August 16, 2018

Smart tips for keeping cool when the temperature rises outside

With temperatures climbing, and hot, sunny days upon us, it’s important to understand the dangers of summer heat waves and how to protect yourself and your family — especially children and...

June 14, 2018

What you really need to avoid dehydration

Fluids are essential to keeping the vital organs active. “In the summer months you need more fluid intake,” says Dolly Doctor, MD, an internal medicine physician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Encinitas. Ab...

May 30, 2018

Leg cramps, hand and foot spasms have common causes

You’ve probably experienced a muscle spasm or cramp — that sharp stabbing pain in a muscle that wakens you from a deep sleep or trips up your run.

A cramp is a sudden contraction or tightening of a mu...

April 5, 2018

Getting your move on every two hours may help you live longer

We’ve been hearing for years that a sedentary lifestyle isn’t healthy. Excessive sitting has been linked to higher risks of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. But recently, researchers ha...

March 22, 2018

Renew and revitalize yourself with healthy choices

Spring feels like a new beginning and a fresh start. Let the regenerative powers of sunshine, warm weather and more sunlight restore you and inspire you to spring-clean your world.

“Spring is a great t...

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