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Here’s to good health

Kim Ruby is the director of Nutrition and Wellness at University Compounding Pharmacy in San Diego.

Help! My kid wants to become a vegetarian


The voice on the other end of the phone was desperate. “I can’t believe she wants to do this,” the lady shrilled. “My 15-year-old is not being rational.” Was my patient’s daughter running away, dropping out of school, getting a ...

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Skin cancer real threat to SoCal sun lovers

skin cancer

Once again, I’ve been “benched” by my dermatologist. No running, swimming or biking for two weeks. For the fifth time in two years, a squamous cell skin cancer has claimed a big chunk of my body. Two ugly scars on ...

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Healthy living begins with ample Sleep


Taking steps to improve your mental and physical well-being may fall flat if you’re not spending enough time recharging your body. Sleep experts agree: adequate, regular sleep is essential for overall health and well-being. According to a new recommendation from ...

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Taking action with skin cancer on the rise

With the return of warmer weather and longer days, it’s good to remember that temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise. Skin cancer rates continue to increase and cause more deaths each year, with one in five Americans expected ...

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When a nutritionist gets cancer

Duane and his wife Linda had been a part of our church home fellowship for the past year and a half. Nicknamed “Tree” because of his ability to reach to the heavens to catch a ball, Duane, a 6-foot, 5-inch ...

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Transform your health with giving and gratitude


Depression is most prevalent during the winter months, even with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Stress is a silent culprit, keeping us from leading a healthier, happier life. To better cope with winter blues and inevitable stress, make giving ...

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Show your heart some love


Each day offers new opportunities to make choices that impact your health and overall wellness. Though hectic schedules can cause many of us to let healthy habits fall to the wayside, it is important that we give our bodies the ...

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Power up throughout the day with protein


As the building blocks of life, your body requires protein to function properly. But protein is also an important nutrient for those who wish to stay satisfied and full throughout their busy days. Why protein is essential (Family Features) A ...

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Snacking done right | Healthy options for children

(Family Features) What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities. Parents have ...

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