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  • Scripps in the News

    In a stressful world, women do a lousy job at keeping themselves healthy

    Mimi Guarneri, M.D., cardiologist and medical director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, says a mind-body-spirit approach to wellness is particularly important for women to maintain health and reduce heart disease risk.

    • Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
  • News

    Targeting Tumors with Interventional Radiology

    One of our greatest challenges in treating cancer is destroying the tumor without damaging the healthy tissues that surround it. In interventional radiology, we use a variety of techniques that minimize this concern by specifically targeting only those cells that are cancerous. by Ross A. ...

    • Thursday, April 26th, 2007
  • Scripps Tips- April 2007

    New Scripps Genomic Medicine Program Takes Shape as Gene-Based Medicine Reaches the National Agenda Congress is on the verge of passing federal legislation designed to prohibit genetic discrimination, which would make it illegal to deny health insurance or employment to healthy Americans based ...

  • News

    Van Gorder Receives MedAssets' Outstanding Humanitarian Award for Exceptional Community Service

    Chris Van Gorder, chief executive officer of Scripps Health in San Diego, Calif., received MedAssets’ 2007 Outstanding Humanitarian Award in recognition of his commitment to volunteerism on a local and national basis. The award, which was presented Thursday, April 12 during MedAssets’ ...

    • Friday, April 20th, 2007
  • Health and Wellness

    Tuberculosis: Should You Be Concerned?

    By Linda Good, R.N., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Tuberculosis is a strange disease. In some people, it leads to serious health problems and may even be fatal; in fact, it was a leading cause of death in the United States during the early 1900s. In others, the tuberculosis bacteria ...

    • Thursday, April 19th, 2007
  • News Releases

    Scripps La Jolla Breaks Ground on New Complex of Buildings

    Scripps Health officials, board members, physicians, local dignitaries, and friends broke ground on April 18 for a long-anticipated complex of buildings on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on the site of the much anticipated 1,350-space parking ...

    • Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
  • News

    Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, Elected to American College of Healthcare Executives Board of G

    Scripps Executives Receive Fellow Credential Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives. Van Gorder took ...

    • Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
  • News

    Scripps Cancer Center Receives State Grant for Breast & Cervical Cancer Services for Minorities

    The California Department of Health Services has awarded a $769,748 grant to the Scripps Cancer Center to encourage low-income and uninsured African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian women in San Diego and Imperial counties to obtain free breast and cervical cancer screening ...

    • Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
  • News

    Scripps Health Receives Grants Totaling $95,000 From Susan G. Komen

    The San Diego affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded Scripps Health two grants totaling $95,000, which will be used to provide community-based breast cancer education and diagnostic services throughout San Diego County. Scripps Cancer Center received a grant of $65,000 to help fund ...

    • Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
  • News

    Heat and Chemotherapy Offer New Treatment for Abdominal Cancer

    By Mark Sherman, M.D., & Cheryl Olson, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Two of cancer’s biggest foes-heat and chemotherapy-have joined forces to create a powerful weapon in the battle against abdominal cancer, a life-threatening form of cancer long considered virtually untreatable ...

    • Thursday, March 22nd, 2007