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    An Integrative Approach to Treating & Preventing Heart Disease

    by Chris Postizzi The past three decades of Bill Fink’s life have been heart-breaking to say the least. The 58-year-old businessman and pastor has suffered two heart attacks – the first at age 27 – and undergone multiple cardiac procedures, including bypass surgery and angioplasty. ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Boning Up on Osteoporosis

    If you’re a woman over age 50, you have a one-in-two chance of breaking a bone-most likely in the spine, hip or wrist- in the coming years. If you’re a man, your chances are one in four. The cause of these breaks? Osteoporosis, a degenerative disease that causes bones to become thin, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Help Is Available for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    by Janet Kim, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Rheumatoid arthritis can be a sneaky disease. At first, you may just think you have the flu, with fatigue, a low fever or muscle aches. Then you may develop telltale signs: stiffness that begins in your fingers or hands, feeling stiff after ...

  • News Releases

    Governor Schwarzenegger Names Chris Van Gorder to state Commission on Emergency Medical Services

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has named Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Van Gorder is a member of the California Hospital Association Board of Directors’ Executive Committee and immediate past chair of the ...

    • Monday, March 13th, 2006
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    Scripps Encinitas is North County's First Certified Primary Stroke Center

    ENCINITAS, CA. – Stroke symptoms can be difficult to identify and are often misinterpreted. As a result, many strokes are not treated urgently, even though short delays increase the patient’s chances of severe disability or death. In recognition of the importance of providing treatment ...

    • Thursday, March 9th, 2006
  • News Releases

    Documentary Highlights Integrative Medicine

    La Jolla, CA. The New Medicine, coming to PBS March 29, 2006, 9 p.m., is an in-depth look at the emerging field of mind-body medicine and how it is transforming health care in the United States. Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, is prominently featured in this two-hour documentary, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Vertigo: Causes and Treatments

    by John Vaughan, M.D. Who hasn’t experienced the strange sensation of the world suddenly spinning before their eyes? Sometimes it happens when you step off of an amusement park ride that had you going round in circles. Or it may be triggered by something as simple as blowing your nose too ...

    • Friday, February 24th, 2006
  • Health and Wellness

    Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback

    Like polio and smallpox, many of us think of whooping cough as an illness that had been all but eradicated in the United States. After all, protection against pertussis, the infection commonly known as whooping cough, is part of the DTP vaccine series most people receive as very young children. So ...

    • Friday, February 24th, 2006
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    New Hope for Heart Failure Patients

    Patti Menotti has had a long struggle with heart disease. The Carlsbad resident, 70, has had a heart attack, undergone bypass surgery and now suffers from congestive heart failure (CHF). Her heart muscle has become so weakened it has difficulty pumping, leading to complications, such as fluid in her ...

  • News Releases

    Chief Bowman Chairs Scripps Board

    San Diego Fire Chief Jeff Bowman is the new chair of the Scripps Health Board of Trustees.Bowman, who joined the board in 2004, has more than 12 years experience on health system governance boards in Los Angeles. Bowman came to San Diego as fire chief in 2002 from Anaheim where he had served as ...

    • Tuesday, February 21st, 2006