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Scripps Health is a nonprofit, community-based health care delivery network in San Diego, California. Visit or call 1-800-SCRIPPS to learn more.
Scripps Health is a nonprofit, community-based health care delivery network in San Diego, California. Visit or call 1-800-SCRIPPS to learn more.

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After a very wet winter, spring is in full bloom – and for children with environmental allergies, that may mean itchy noses, watery eyes, congestion and other allergy symptoms.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 50 percent of kids age 6-18 are sensitive to one or more allergens in the environment.

Pediatrician Shaun Berger, MD, shares tips to recognize children's allergy symptoms and how to treat them.

#allergy #AllergyRelief #AllergySeason #spring #asthma #eczema #parenting #health #wellness #sandiego #sd #california #ScrippsHealth

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More than 25 million Americans live with uncomfortable bladder issues and are too embarrassed to talk about their symptoms or seek help. However, both urinary incontinence and loss of bladder control are common problems, and there are numerous successful treatments available.

Scripps Urogynecologist, Varuna Raizada, MD, shares more about bladder matters and how to treat them 👇

#health #wellness #sandiego #sd #california #stress #incontinence #BladderHealth #urology #PelvicFloor #kegal #ScrippsHealth

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Why diabetes increases your risk of heart disease and what you can do to keep your heart as healthy as possible:

• Men with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart attacks, while women have three times the risk.
• People with diabetes also have more complications after a heart attack and are more likely to die from heart disease.

• Diabetes can cause nerve damage that can mask pain signals, some people with diabetes may not even know they have had a heart attack.

• If you’re living with diabetes, be sure to get regular medical checkups that include your cardiovascular health.

• Prevention, early detection of heart issues, and ongoing monitoring can help ward off serious problems later.

#diabetes #heartdiease #cardiovascular #health #wellness #sandiego #prevention #heartattack #hearthealth #sd #california

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One in four people are infected with HPV in the United States, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Getting your preteens the HPV immunization before they are ever exposed to the virus could protect them from HPV-related cancers. Are you considering the vaccine?

Pediatrician Erik Hogen, MD, and Gynecologic Oncologist Jo Marie Janco, MD, share their recommendations for preteens →

#hpv #immunization #virus #protect #cancer #CancerPrevention #vaccination #doctor #DoctorRecommended #recommend #SanDiego #CervicalCanver #ca

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When Sarah Kurtz was 99 her doctor, Russell Zane, MD, promised to throw her a party 🎂 for her 💯th birthday. They celebrated the milestone birthday this week with cake AND a clean bill of health! 📜👍

#birthday #patient #century #centenarian #doctor #celebrate #oceanside #ca #california #promise #coast #medicalcenter #carlsbad #sandiego #sandiegocounty #party #bday #health #healthy

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While Colorectal Cancer is the second second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, a colonoscopy can save your life. 🏥

Scripps Gastroenterologist, Walter Coyle, MD, shares five things you need to know about this serious, but often preventable, disease:

1. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.
2. Colorectal cancer develops slowly, with few early signs or symptoms.
3. Screening prevents most colorectal cancer.
4. Everyone should be screened by age 50 – or earlier.
5. A colonoscopy can save your life.

Read more ➨


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When you go to your doctor’s office, the last thing you want is catching a new contagious bug. But viruses like the flu can live on surfaces including magazines, doorknobs and even elevator buttons.

Scripps primary care physician, Shelese Newmark, MD shares the following simple ways to protect yourself:
1. Wash your hands
2. Get a flu shot
3. Be an early bird
4. Bring toys from home

Learn more about Dr. Newmark's tips to minimize the risk of getting sick — or sicker — while waiting to see the doctor here ➨

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Between the ages of 3 and 6, children can be prone to nightmares. It's part of normal childhood growth and development. A nightmare, however, is different from a night terror which can include screaming, kicking and thrashing.

Dr. Matilda Remba explains how to recognize the differences and tips to help ease your child's fears ➨

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Millennials are the next big thing in medicine. See how they're helping shape health care's future and what we're doing to attract and retain them ➨

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With the #holiday season in full swing, are you feeling #stressed?

Dr. Laura Johnson, Scripps Family Medicine physician, has five practical tips to help you minimize stress and enjoy the fun ➨

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