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    Urinary Incontinence: No Laughing Matter

    Anyone who has suffered from urinary incontinence knows that just laughing can bring on the embarrassing symptom: urine leakage. Primarily a female condition, it is a huge problem with one study suggesting that more than 35 percent of women will experience some type of incontinence in their ...

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    Expanded Orthopedic Center Planned for Scripps Encinitas Campus

    Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas announced today that San Dieguito Orthopedic Medical Center will open a comprehensive orthopedic center on the hospital’s campus. The new facility, which is scheduled to open in early Fall 2004, will be located in a fully-renovated 20,000 sq. ft. medical ...

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    Scripps CEO Receives National Public Relations Honor

    The Health Academy of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has selected Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder as the 2003 recipient of the prestigious MacEachern Chief Executive Award. This award honors a health care chief executive who has demonstrated exemplary use of public ...

    • Wednesday, November 19th, 2003
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    Scripps Offers New Treatment for Swallowing Difficulties

    Food is part of one’s daily living. However, because of stroke and other illnesses that affect swallowing, many people can no longer enjoy eating a simple meal. A new technology available at the Scripps Center for Voice & Swallowing is bringing patients who have difficulty with swallowing ...

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    Encinitas Rehab Teaches Surfing Accident Victim How to Live Again

    In March of 2000, 45-year-old Bob Dancey was knocked off his board in shallow water while surfing at a Carlsbad beach. His head hit the ground and snapped backward, pinching his vertebrae. “I floated around in the water for a while completely conscious while my arms and legs just flopped ...

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    New Therapy is Changing Lives for Lymphedema Sufferers

    Fifty-nine-year-old Mary Bennett first noticed swelling in her feet. In the next six weeks, she gained 90 pounds, her legs doubled in size and she was faced with painful, large open leg wounds. Mary has lymphedema, a condition most often caused by an accumulation of lymphatic fluid when lymph nodes ...

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    Scripps La Jolla Wins 2003 Consumer Choice Award

    For the second time in three years, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has earned the 2003 Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corporation (NRC) for the San Diego region. The Consumer Choice Award is given to the hospitals whose consumers have selected as having the highest quality and ...

    • Tuesday, September 16th, 2003
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    Scripps to Purchase Four-Acre Property Next to Scripps Encinitas

    Scripps Health has agreed to purchase a 4.19-acre property at the northeast corner of Santa Fe Drive and Devonshire from St. Mark Lutheran Church, adjacent to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. “Scripps Health is very pleased to have the opportunity to purchase this site so that we can ...

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    Award-Winning Cookbook Serves Up Delicious Meals for Cancer Patients

    Kris Ghosh, MD, had the question come up from patients again and again – what should I eat while I’m being treated for cancer? The question came up so much that Dr. Ghosh, a gynecologic oncologist for the Scripps Cancer Center, decided to co-author a cookbook to help patients stay ...

    • Monday, September 1st, 2003
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    Scripps La Jolla Marks 50,000th Cath Lab Patient

    Bennie Kyle didn’t realize that his trip to the cardiac catheterization (cath) lab at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla would be such a momentous occasion. Kyle, 58, became the lab’s 50,000th patient on Thursday, Aug. 14, giving it the distinction of being the first hospital in San ...