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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.

  • Scripps in the News

    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 ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Eight Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

    When it comes to the following health symptoms, keep the old adage top of mind: When in doubt, check it out. Not every minor ache or pain requires a trip to the doctor, but some seemingly minor signs shouldn’t be ignored. “If you experience any of the following symptoms you don’t necessarily need to ...

    • Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
  • Health and Wellness

    What You Need to Know About Proton Therapy

    If you or a loved one is ever facing a cancer diagnosis, know that one of the most advanced forms of treatment for adults and children is now available in San Diego. Scripps Health has teamed with Advanced Particle Therapy to open Scripps Proton Therapy Center. An alternative to X-ray radiation, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Five Tips for Eating Healthier on a Budget

    Healthy food can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. According to Joyce Havranek, MD, an internal medicine specialist at Scripps Coastal Medical Center, it is possible to prepare nutritious, delicious meals without breaking the bank. “We don’t hear nearly enough about how to make reasonable, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    When to Get Screened for Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is a quiet, ongoing epidemic. Around 20 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lifetimes. Around one in every 55 develops melanoma, the most deadly form of the disease. So when someone asks me: When is a good time to get screened for skin cancer? ...

  • News Releases

    Becker’s Names Scripps CEO Among ‘40 Smartest People in Health Care’

    Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder was named one of the 40 smartest people in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading health care industry news outlet. The list included best-selling author Atul Gawande, MD; former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrators ...

    • Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
  • Scripps in the News

    Patient of the Future Featured at Scripps Genomics Conference

    When Kim Goodsell developed two seemingly unrelated rare conditions that threatened to derail her intensely active lifestyle, she thought the unlikely downturn had to be more than a coincidental roll of the dice. Her doctors at the time, who were some of the best in the world in their fields, ...

    • Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
  • Scripps in the News

    Al Gore Discusses the Future of Medicine with Scripps' Eric Topol

    Former Vice President Al Gore recently sat down with Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD, for a video interview covering a wide range of topics about the future of medicine. The 40-minute conversation touched on the pros and cons of sequencing the DNA of unborn babies, how digital ...

    • Monday, March 10th, 2014
  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Celebrates $130M Groundbreaking

    The ground breaking of a six-story $130 million medical office building on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla was featured in multiple San Diego media outlets on March 5, 2014. Built with a $25 million gift from the family of longtime Scripps benefactors Eileen and John “Jack” ...