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  • Scripps in the News

    Screening Guidelines Shifting on Colorectal Cancer

    An article in the San Diego Union-Tribune explored the recent revisions in cancer screenings with a focus on colorectal cancer. Gail Salganick-Erfani, MD, a Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla board-certified colorectal surgeon, provided her expertise on these changes in cancer screenings. Read ...

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    Free Writing Workshop for Cancer Patients Starts Feb. 22

    San Diego – San Diegans living with a cancer diagnosis can attend a free therapeutic writing workshop series sponsored by Scripps Cancer Center, beginning Monday, Feb. 22 at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla. “When Words Heal” is an eight-week writing workshop series designed to help San ...

    • Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
  • News Releases

    Scripps Health Preparing for Deployment of Medical Response Team to Haiti

    San Diego – In response to the disastrous earthquake in Haiti, the State of California has asked Scripps Health to prepare its Hospital Administrative Support Unit (HASU) and the Scripps Medical Response Team (SMRT) for deployment to Haiti with one of the state’s mobile field hospitals. The ...

    • Saturday, January 16th, 2010
  • Scripps in the News

    New Chief of Staff at Scripps La Jolla Profiled in Local Paper

    Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla welcomed a new chief of staff this year. Trauma surgeon Marc Sedwitz, MD, was recently profiled in the Rancho Santa Fe Review, where he discusses health care, the hospital and his vision for the next two years. Read: Trauma surgeon elected chief of staff of ...

  • Scripps in the News

    New Guidelines, New Anxieties

    The San Diego Union-Tribune recently featured an article about the recent revisions in breast and cervical cancer screenings. Mary Wilde, MD, medical director of the Scripps Polster Breast Care Center, provided her expertise on the controversial new mammogram guidelines from the U.S. Preventative ...

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    Stents Offer Expanded Options for Heart Disease Treatment

    by Curtiss Stinis, MD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in America and affects more than 13 million of us. More commonly known simply as ‘heart disease’, coronary artery disease develops when fat and calcium deposits (known as plaque) build up ...

  • Scripps in the News

    A Stroke of Luck: Lifesavers

    Eighteen-year-old Claire Cordua had her life saved twice in one day after having a massive stroke. A recent article published in the San Diego Union-Tribune tells Claire’s story and how her quick-thinking boyfriend and neurointerventional specialist Giuseppe Ammirati,MD, both saved her ...

  • Scripps Tips - January 2010

    A monthly list of story ideas for journalists New Survey Reveals San Diegans’ Top Health Goals for 2010; Topping the List are Exercise, Weight Loss and Stress Reduction When it comes to making personal health goals, exercise ranks at the top of the list for San Diegans in 2010. That’s according to a ...

    • Monday, January 11th, 2010
  • News Releases

    Robert A. Tjosvold, former Bank of America executive, elected Chairman of Scripps Health Board of Trustees

    San Diego – Bob Tjosvold, former commercial market executive and market president of San Diego County for Bank of America, has been elected the new chairman of the 14-member Scripps Health Board of Trustees. Tjosvold of Poway retired from Bank of America in 2006 after 38 years with the company. ...

    • Monday, January 11th, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    Woman Donates Home to Help Support Scripps

    It was more than 50 years ago when Burl Mackenzie first walked through the doors of Scripps and Scripps Clinic. Back then she was new to La Jolla, and Scripps was so much a part of the community that it just seemed natural to get more involved. In 2007, her lifelong involvement reached a pinnacle ...