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  • News Releases

    2007-2008 Flu Facts

    Millions of Americans get influenza each year Each year in the U.S. approximately 114,000 people are hospitalized and an average of 36,000 die as a result of the flu Flu is the #1 cause of work loss from acute illness—the average infected adult looses 3 days of work, 2 ½of those days are ...

    • Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
  • Health and Wellness

    How Much Do You Know About Glaucoma?

    By Lawrence Wood, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla There’s one thing that most people know about glaucoma: Eye doctors test for it by blowing an annoying puff of air directly into your eye. Actually, that test is rarely used these days; it has been replaced by several less-invasive ...

    • Thursday, November 15th, 2007
  • News Releases

    Chris Van Gorder Receives Diogenes Award

    The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) San Diego Chapter has honored Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, with the 2007 Diogenes Award for his transparency and honesty in dealing with the public and the media. The award was presented at San Diego’s PRSA ...

    • Monday, November 12th, 2007
  • Health and Wellness

    Staph Infection: What You Need to Know

    MRSA Infection By John Spinosa, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about MRSA infection, a type of infection caused by a specific strain of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics. Some of these reports can be very alarming, and indeed, MRSA ...

    • Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
  • News Releases

    New Scripps Research Study of America's 'Healthy Elderly'

    Genomic researchers are looking to America’s “healthy elderly” – those 80 and older with no history of chronic disease – to help them unlock the genetic secrets behind lifelong health. Scripps Genomic Medicine recently began enrolling participants in its ...

  • News Releases

    Scripps Health Offers Support To Employees Affected by Wildfires

    As one of the region’s largest employers, Scripps Health is offering support to its employees affected by the San Diego County wildfires. Of Scripps Health’s 11,000 employees, nearly 3,000 live in evacuation and burn areas and 15 lost their homes in the firestorm. Scripps has created new ...

    • Friday, November 2nd, 2007
  • News

    Disaster Relief Services for Employees

    Scripps Health has several programs in place to support employees affected by the October 2007 San Diego fires. If you need immediate assistance, please contact your site Human Resources office. We are eager to help and want to hear how you are doing. This site will be updated with new information ...

    • Thursday, October 25th, 2007
  • News Releases

    Scripps Medical Response Team Sets Up Mobile Clinic in RB

    Scripps Health has deployed the Scripps Medical Response Team and Mobile Medical Unit to Rancho Bernardo to provide basic medical services to firefighters and returning residents evacuated by the San Diego firestorm. The volunteer Scripps team of physicians and nurses will work under the auspices of ...

    • Thursday, October 25th, 2007
  • News Releases

    All Scripps Facilities Now Open

    Scripps Health Announces Re-Opening of Four Health Care Facilities – All Scripps Facilities Now Open SAN DIEGO – Four health care facilities have re-opened to provide services to residents affected by the wildfires, as Scripps Health today announces the re-opening of Scripps Clinic ...

  • Health and Wellness

    After the Wildfires: Tips to Help San Diegans Cope

    Wildfires spreading rapidly throughout Southern California. Over 300,000 San Diegans evacuated … some with homes reduced to ashes. The devastating images of this week’s fires will be etched in our minds for days and months to come. Natural disasters affect people’s lives like no other ...

    • Thursday, October 25th, 2007