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  • News Releases

    Scripps Mercy Surgeons Perform New Spine Procedure

    Scripps Mercy Hospital neurosurgeons Sohaib Kureshi, M.D. and Geoffrey Zubay, M.D., were the first in San Diego to perform a state-of-the-art procedure called X-Stop®. This revolutionary procedure was recently approved for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine resulting ...

  • Health and Wellness

    New Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes

    What do Halle Berry, Mary Tyler Moore, Thomas Edison and B.B. King have in common besides being famous? They all have or had diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps transport glucose (blood sugar) into ...

    • Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
  • Health and Wellness

    Good News on the Horizon for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

    It’s no secret that obesity is an epidemic in America and, consequently, so is type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease, type 2 is greatly affected by obesity and lack of exercise. Accounting for over 90 percent of people with diabetes, type 2 usually occurs in ...

    • Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
  • News

    Mercy Surgeons Perform Advanced Spine Procedure

    Scripps Mercy Hospital neurosurgeons Sohaib Kureshi, M.D. and Geoffrey Zubay, M.D., were the first in San Diego to perform the state-of-the-art X-Stop® procedure, recently approved for the treatment of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine resulting in painful pressure on ...

    • Friday, January 27th, 2006
  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Clinic Docs Featured on Today Show

    As part of a week-long series on heart health, Scripps Clinic cardiologists Richard Schatz, M.D., co-chairman of the division of cardiology and research director of cardiovascular interventions at Scripps Clinic’s Heart Lung and Vascular Center and Mimi Guarneri, M.D., director of the Scripps ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Looking for a Plastic Surgeon?

    So you’re thinking about having your nose done. Or maybe you’ve always wished your lips were a little fuller. Before you go looking for a plastic surgeon to do the job, look inside yourself. Why do you want this procedure? If you want to look like you, only better, that’s great. ...

  • Health and Wellness

    My Aching Feet

    Patients frequently come into their doctor’s office with the complaint, "My feet hurt! "Feet can hurt for many reasons, including bunions, arthritis, hammertoes, neuromas, heel pain and numerous other conditions. The cause of these problems can be genetic or may be due to improper ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Bird Flu: Should You Be Concerned?

    It’s flu season again—time for coughing, aching, lying in bed all day and just generally feeling rotten. For most of us, the flu lasts about a week or so, then life gets back to normal. However, for young children, the elderly, and people with chronic diseases or weakened immune systems, ...

  • News Releases

    Gamma Knife Center Adds New Technology

    The San Diego Gamma Knife Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla will soon become the first facility in Southern California to offer the new Leksell Gamma Knife Model 4C. Developed in 1968, Gamma Knife, or stereotactic radiosurgery, is a noninvasive procedure to treat a variety of brain ...

  • News Releases

    Wittgrove Bariatric Center at Scripps La Jolla

    La Jolla, Calif. – Wittgrove Bariatric Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla announced today that it has been named an American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The ASBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a ...