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    The Whittier Institute for Diabetes Names Executive Director

    The Whittier Institute for Diabetes has named Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, as Executive Director. A subsidiary of Scripps Health, The Whittier Institute for Diabetes is one of the nation’s leading diabetes research, patient care and education organizations based in La Jolla, ...

  • News

    Scripps Helps Keep Executives Healthy

    Keeping executives healthy keeps a company healthy and productive, and there are few better ways to stay on top of your A-team’s health than an Executive Physical. Nowhere else in the West will you find the type of Comprehensive Physical Exam that is provided by the Scripps Center for ...

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    Doors Open at Dickinson & Gooding Center for Early Detection

    By proclamation of San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 is recognized as Dickinson and Gooding Center for Early Detection Day. The Mayor’s proclamation marks a significant day in San Diego health care as the doors to the Dickinson & Gooding Center for Early Detection at ...

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    Scripps Clinic Physicians Participate in Ground Breaking Gene Therapy Study for Cardiovascular Disease

    Scripps Clinic is one of only 20 cardiac medical centers in the U.S. participating in a Phase IIb study of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-2 (VEGF-2) for the treatment of severe cardiovascular disease. Richard A. Schatz, MD, co chairman of the Division of Cardiology and research director of ...

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    State OKs Joint License for Two Scripps Hospitals

    The California Department of Health Services has approved the joint license application for Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista. The decision brings the two hospital campuses together under one license and one name – Scripps Mercy Hospital. The Hillcrest campus ...

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    Whittier Institute Researchers Discover Genetic Clues to Aid in the Prevention of Diabetes

    A new study by researchers at The Whittier Institute for Diabetes pinpoints key mechanisms that lead to the formation of pancreatic beta cells in response to insulin resistance. The findings may some day help researchers stimulate cell growth and prevent diabetes. Insulin resistance is a condition ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Understanding Clinical Depression

    by Charles Moreau M.D., Scripps Mercy Hospital Many people may experience periods of sadness during their lifetime. This feeling may last for as little as a couple of hours or for as long as two weeks or more. Although many people equate depression with an extended period of sadness, people who ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Preventing Sports Related Injuries in Children

    by Dr. Norman Kane, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla More than 30 million children participate in organized sports in the United States, with millions more participating in recreational activities such as skateboarding, in-line skating, and bicycling. Each year, approximately 775,000 children are ...

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    Scripps Names New Chief Development Officer

    Scripps Health has named John Engle chief development officer (CDO) and senior vice president. Engle, formerly president and CEO of The Whittier Institute for Diabetes in La Jolla, Calif., a Scripps subsidiary, assumed the role on Oct. 1. As CDO, Engle will oversee Scripps Health Foundation, the ...

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    The Health Care Crisis

    Those of us who run hospitals have a unique opportunity to see the health insurance crisis from two sides. Like all employers, we feel the impact of double-digit increases for health insurance premiums for our employees. At the same time, the rising premiums, co-pays and deductibles are linked ...

    • Friday, September 24th, 2004