Holiday Cheer Brings Spike in Injuries Follow safety tips to avoid trips to the ER this season While the holidays are filled with celebration and joy, they also are associated with accidents and injury resulting in unexpected visits to the local emergency department or trauma center. People are installing decorations, lighting candles, celebrating at parties and drinking more alcohol. “About 15,000 people annually suffer
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Halloween safety tips for your kids from Scripps Health Halloween is almost here. Kids are conjuring up costume ideas. Parents are planning parties. If you are a mom or dad orchestrating the activities, take a moment to add safety to the mix. The following tips from Rosalind Dockweiler, MD, a pediatrician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Encinitas, could help protect your kids, so a holiday devoted to make-believe
Wanted: A Good Night’s Sleep Just about everyone has a sleepless night occasionally. Most of us make it through the day with a yawn here or there, and sleep fine the next evening. But for more than 45 million Americans, insomnia and other sleep disorders are ongoing problems, severe enough to interfere with everyday life. By far, the most common sleep problem in every age
Learn 5 simple ways to take better care of your heart Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to focus on your heart — your heart health, that is. Yet sometimes it seems like research around the science of heart health is contradictory. Is dark chocolate heart-healthy or not? What about wine? What are the latest findings about meat and dairy with regard to heart health?
The Health Benefits of Plant-based Diets - Scripps Health As plant-based diets become more popular there is growing interest in vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian lifestyles. What’s the difference? Let’s start with what these vegetable-based diets have in common: All are good for your health. Studies show eating more fruits and vegetables and other plant-derived foods help lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, type 2
Tips to Cope with Difficult Relatives during the Holidays Feeling stressed about the holidays? You’re not alone. While the holidays are a time for celebration and gatherings with family and friends, sometimes these activities can lead to not-so-festive feelings of stress and anxiety. Simply put: Many people find these annual reunions stressful, perhaps because of the potential for conflict between relatives who don’t get
BEAM ORTHODONTICS PUTS A FOCUS ON COMMUNITY A vision to reality, that’s Beam Orthodontics. Located in Encinitas, Dr. Jeffery Schaefer’s orthodontic practice is four months old and growing! Dr. Schaefer desired a place close to his house where he could provide personalized and quality orthodontic care. He wanted a place where his neighbors and friends could trust that their families were in expert
SOCAL BEACH YOGA BRINGS A TWIST TO A LOCAL STAPLE IN ENCINITAS! Have you ever been on the water's edge and as the sun kissed your skin and salty air soothed your senses thought - what a perfect place to practice yoga! You're not alone! A new beachside yoga option in Encinitas takes you right to the water's edge. The enormous bluffs of
Leonel Sanchez Scripps Health email@example.com May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer and Sun Safety San Diego is famously known for its warm, sunny weather, the kind that invites people to hit the beach as often as possible. But before leaving your house to catch some rays take a few minutes to protect yourself against the most dangerous
Blog sponsored by Scripps Hospital! 6 Ways to Keep Kids Active During Spring Break Your child may want to spend spring break watching TV or playing on the computer, but smart parents know that keeping your kids active also keeps them healthy and happy. “Physical activity is good for the mind and body – and for parents’ stress levels,” says Krista Braun-Young, MD, a pediatrician