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  • News Releases

    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 ...

  • News Releases

    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 ...

  • News

    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
  • News Releases

    Scripps Clinic Awarded the Hap Paul Award for Outstanding Development in New Technology of Joint Replacement

    The HAP Paul Award for outstanding development in new technology of joint replacement was awarded to the Scripps Clinic Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education (SCORE) on September 24th at the International Society for Technology and Arthroplasty (ISTA) conference in Rome, Italy. The ...

  • Health and Wellness

    10,000 Steps to Better Health

    by Athena Philis-Tsimikas, M.D., Whittier Institute for Diabetes There are a variety of reasons why many men and women fail to exercise on a regular basis. Some people find the gym too intimidating or inconvenient, while others simply lack the time or motivation. However, a recent study suggests ...

    • Tuesday, September 14th, 2004
  • News

    Performance-Enhancing Supplements Threaten Sports

    With the Padres near the top of the division, Lance Armstrong attempting a sixth Tour de France victory and the 2004 Summer Olympic Games just weeks away, some of our nation’s best athletes are shining bright. Unfortunately, the rapidly growing use of steroids has cast a dark cloud over ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Is Your Teen's Behavior Typical Adolescence or Substance Abuse?

    by Julie Kunin, Ph.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Your eighth-grade daughter used to be a star sprinter, but lately she’s lost interest in the track team. Your 16-year-old son seems to have a whole new set of friends, and you barely know their names. Is this normal teenage behavior or ...

    • Thursday, September 2nd, 2004