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  • Scripps Tips - March 2008

    When is a Clinical Trial Right for You? Scripps Offers Advice to Patients Interested in Participating Clinical study. Clinical trial. Clinical protocol. They all mean the same thing: a scientific study of how a new medicine or treatment works in people. Through clinical studies, doctors find new and ...

    • Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
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    New Treatments Show Promise for Macular Degeneration

    By Anne M. Hanneken, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla One of the most promising new treatments for a leading cause of blindness may also be one of the most surprising. A chemotherapy medication commonly used to treat colon cancer is one of the medications being used to treat one type of ...

  • Scripps in the News

    More Breakthroughs in the Study of the Human Genome Last Year Than in Several Decades Prior

    Eric Topol, M.D., Chief Academic Officer, discusses how there were more breakthroughs in the study of the human genome last year than in several decades prior. He explains that the study has advanced so far that “it is allowing us for the first time to learn about the genetic pathways of disease ...

    • Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Cancer Center Featured on KPBS-FM

    Program: KPBS News Station: KPBS Air Date: Feb 28, 2008

    • Thursday, February 28th, 2008
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    Heartfelt Cardiac Care

    “They cared about me … while they cared for me.” Robert Wallin didn’t “do hospitals.” He had stayed away from them his whole life, until he was diagnosed with heart failure. His only hope was in a procedure done at Scripps La Jolla by cardiac eletrophysiologist Dr. Steven Higgins. Dr. ...

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    Genomics: Medicine of the Future

    Scripps is working to identify the key genetic components responsible for good health, as well as disease. This information can be used to individually tailor health care, and develop precisely-targeted treatments and technologies. Scripps Genomic Medicine researchers, led by Dr. Eric Topol, are ...

    • Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
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    Welcome to a World of Healing

    Our newly-redesigned web site features clearer navigation into expert Scripps services, directions and contact information, a doctor finder and health-related news items. Don’t miss this… Take a look around, and don’t miss: Our list of featured services, which provide a glimpse into the world of ...

    • Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
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    Food for Thought

    Our nutrition and metabolism expert offers simple suggestions to help you get slim and stay healthy. In today’s fast-paced, on-the-go society, it’s no wonder that people hoping to lose weight turn to quick fixes like fad diets and diet pills. Between our full-time jobs, families, errands, and ...

    • Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
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    Heart Care: Renowned, for a Reason

    At Scripps, our world-renowned physicians offer everything your heart needs — from the latest in prevention and early detection to the most advanced treatments anywhere in the world. Our emphasis on leading-edge diagnostics and minimally invasive surgeries means safer procedures, quicker recovery ...

    • Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
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    Kudos for Stroke Care

    As part of an effort to prevent the devastating effects of stroke in San Diego, Scripps Green Hospital has achieved a Primary Stroke Center (PSC) Certification from the Joint Commission—the nation’s leading accrediting body in health care. “This designation is a seal of approval from the Joint ...