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    Scripps Cardiologist Discusses New Changes to Statin Guidelines

    New guidelines, issued on Nov. 12, by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs as a preventative measure for heart attacks and strokes. Matthew Lucks, MD, ...

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    Breakthrough Blood Clot Treatment in San Diego

    A Scripps Ranch man was running out of options. A huge blood clot would either cost him his leg, or his life. Thankfully, Scripps Health just received a new vacuum that could suck the clot out of his body. Learn more about this patient in CBS Channel 8’s story Breakthrough Blood Clot Treatment ...

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    Scripps Physician is a Pioneer in Cardiovascular Health

    Scripps cardiologist Richard Schatz has helped saved countless lives — many who aren’t his patients. Along with Dr. Julio Palmaz, Schatz co-invented the first successful coronary stent. Read all about Dr. Schatz and many past and current contributions to cardiovascular care in a profile by the ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Putting the Kibosh on Emotional Eating

    Steps to help curb the urge to consume food when stressed They call it comfort food for a reason. Sometimes, when things aren’t going right or stress gets overwhelming, our best source of comfort is food. We know this is a problem. We may even know it as we devour that pint of ice cream. But it can ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Which Medical Problems Cause Weight Gain?

    Is one of these conditions derailing your weight loss efforts? For most people, weight gain has a very simple cause — they eat too much and don’t exercise enough. However, many people suffer from medical conditions that can cause weight gain. There are a variety of diseases that encourage the body ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

    Find out who can benefit from weight loss surgery For many people, the best thing they can do to improve their overall health is lose weight. Even people who are only a few pounds over their fighting weight can benefit. The health benefits from reaching a normal weight are amazing, particularly for ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Can You Lose Weight in Specific Areas of the Body?

    The best approach to losing fat in those stubborn areas If you are happy with your body weight but frustrated with the flabby arms, thighs or tummy — you are not alone. A lot of people feel the same way. Many try to tone up and slim down their problem areas using special machines and gadgets to aid ...

  • News Releases

    Wireless Sensors Used to Study Meditation’s Effect on Heart Health

    Can meditation improve heart health by lowering blood pressure? Does it help relieve chronic pain? Should doctors prescribe meditation to some patients just as they do with pharmaceutical drugs? Using leading-edge wireless technology that can track vital signs like never before, researchers with the ...

    • Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
  • Health and Wellness

    Are Quickie Workouts Safe and Effective?

    The super-short, super-tough workouts go by many names: Tabata. Crossfit. Super-Slow. P90X. Insanity. Minimal in duration, maxed out in effort, these high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are growing in popularity, according to the health and fitness club industry. But are they really ...

  • Health and Wellness

    7 Surprising Findings About Sleep

    Sleep. We know we need it. But researchers don’t know exactly why it is a staple of optimal health. A new study published in October 2013 provides more clues. In animals, the brain uses sleep to scrub away toxins that accumulate in its tissues throughout the waking day. This research may help ...