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    '5 Healthcare CEOs Who Tweet Well' Include Scripps' Chris Van Gorder

    Looking to keep up on the latest news and trends in the health-care world? The news website MD+DI suggests following Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder and four other industry leaders on Twitter. MD+DI notes that the online social network “has become a tool for communication for ...

    • Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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    Discriminate Against the Old? Even the Old Do It

    A recent New York Times article investigates how older Americans are discriminated against in the work place. Fewer than a fifth of Americans over the age of 65 remain in the paid work force. If a man or woman over 55 is unemployed, it takes that person several months longer than someone younger to ...

    • Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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    Proton Center's First Breast Cancer Patient Completes Treatment

    The heartwarming story of the first breast cancer patient to complete proton therapy in San Diego was covered by Channel 6 News. Anastasia Custis Berkheimer of La Mesa celebrated her final day of treatment with a ukulele concert for family, friends and caregivers at the Scripps Proton Therapy ...

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    Scripps Cardiologist Weighs in on New Statin Study

    Controversy has followed new guidelines for prescribing statin drugs for lowering cholesterol ever since the recommendations were released in November by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Now, researchers say the guidelines would increase the number of Americans ...

    • Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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    New Procedure Means Quicker Recovery from Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomies are the second most common surgery for women after C-sections. Now, Anupam Garg, MD, has performed the first single-site hysterectomy at Scripps Mercy Hospital. NBC 7’s Megan Tevrizian reports on this new, groundbreaking procedure, which means quicker recovery and less scarring ...

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    Scripps Doctor Performs First Belly Button Hysterectomy in San Diego

    For almost three decades, Heather Wilson has dealt with heavy, painful periods that have severely impacted her life. All that ended this month, when Wilson became the first person to undergo a single-site hysterectomy at Scripps Mercy Hospital Scripps ob-gyn Anupam Garg, M.D., on March 14 removed ...

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    Local Musician Breaks New Ground in Breast Cancer Care

    The first patient to be treated at Scripps Proton Therapy Center for breast cancer celebrates the end of treatment by playing a concert with her ukelele band.

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    23rd Annual Spinoff Fundraiser for Scripps Cancer Center Set for May 8

    Spinoff Goes Hollywood, San Diego’s premier live and silent auction event, will be held Thursday, May 8 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Proceeds from the 23rd annual event will benefit patient support services at Scripps Cancer Center. Guests can enjoy dinner and entertainment, while ...

    • Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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    New Device Approved for Migraine Relief

    Emily Rubenstein Engel, MD, neurologist and associate director of the Dalessio Headache Center, spoke with San Diego 6 News reporter Nancy Aziz about a new device approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of migraines.

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    Macular Degeneration: Incurable, But Progress Being Made

    Age-related macular degeneration is estimated to affect up to 15 million Americans. There is no cure, because the retinal cells destroyed by the disease don’t regenerate. The good news is that in recent years, drugs that can slow or halt “wet” macular degeneration, the most damaging kind, have ...