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Ways women can prevent diabetes

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Featured, To Your Health | No Comments

By Scripps Health | To Your Health

Millions of American women are living with type 2 diabetes, and millions more are at risk of developing it.

The number of new cases will continue to rise along with obesity rates — one of the major risk factors — unless more women adopt healthier habits, which should include a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Dense breasts increase chance of cancer

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Health, To Your Health | No Comments

By Sharp Grossmont Hospital Health News Team

If you’ve had a mammogram and were told you have dense breasts, you’re not alone. Most women have some breast density, but why does it matter?

“Women who have dense breasts are four to five times more likely to develop breast cancer than women with low breast density,” said Dr. Tere Trout, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Multiple sports may mean fewer injuries

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, To Your Health | No Comments

By Scripps Health | To Your Health

Kids who play sports can reap many benefits, including improved physical fitness, development of athletic skills, team-building and, of course, fun.

Student athletes who excel at a sport may even qualify for college athletic scholarships, which may tempt both kids and their parents to focus on a single sport, such as soccer, football or baseball.

Surprising facts about migraine headache

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Featured, Health, Lifestyle, To Your Health | No Comments

By Scripps Health | To Your Health Migraine headache is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States – and also one of the most commonly misdiagnosed. Despite the belief that migraines are rare, statistics estimate that migraine headache affects about 20 percent of the population. Moreover, because migraines are often missed […]