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    Documentary Highlights Integrative Medicine

    La Jolla, CA. The New Medicine, coming to PBS March 29, 2006, 9 p.m., is an in-depth look at the emerging field of mind-body medicine and how it is transforming health care in the United States. Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, is prominently featured in this two-hour documentary, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Vertigo: Causes and Treatments

    by John Vaughan, M.D. Who hasn’t experienced the strange sensation of the world suddenly spinning before their eyes? Sometimes it happens when you step off of an amusement park ride that had you going round in circles. Or it may be triggered by something as simple as blowing your nose too ...

    • Friday, February 24th, 2006
  • Health and Wellness

    Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback

    Like polio and smallpox, many of us think of whooping cough as an illness that had been all but eradicated in the United States. After all, protection against pertussis, the infection commonly known as whooping cough, is part of the DTP vaccine series most people receive as very young children. So ...

    • Friday, February 24th, 2006
  • News

    New Hope for Heart Failure Patients

    Patti Menotti has had a long struggle with heart disease. The Carlsbad resident, 70, has had a heart attack, undergone bypass surgery and now suffers from congestive heart failure (CHF). Her heart muscle has become so weakened it has difficulty pumping, leading to complications, such as fluid in her ...

  • News Releases

    Chief Bowman Chairs Scripps Board

    San Diego Fire Chief Jeff Bowman is the new chair of the Scripps Health Board of Trustees.Bowman, who joined the board in 2004, has more than 12 years experience on health system governance boards in Los Angeles. Bowman came to San Diego as fire chief in 2002 from Anaheim where he had served as ...

    • Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
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    Lessons From a Tragedy

    By Chris Van Gorder California seems to have accepted the fact that our state sometime in the future will be hit by “the big one,” an earthquake beyond anything we have known before. Strangely, however, we, like Louisiana and Mississippi, are not fully engaged in preparing for such a ...

    • Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
  • News Releases

    Scripps Mercy Surgeons Perform New Spine Procedure

    Scripps Mercy Hospital neurosurgeons Sohaib Kureshi, M.D. and Geoffrey Zubay, M.D., were the first in San Diego to perform a state-of-the-art procedure called X-Stop®. This revolutionary procedure was recently approved for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine resulting ...

  • Health and Wellness

    New Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes

    What do Halle Berry, Mary Tyler Moore, Thomas Edison and B.B. King have in common besides being famous? They all have or had diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps transport glucose (blood sugar) into ...

    • Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
  • Health and Wellness

    Good News on the Horizon for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

    It’s no secret that obesity is an epidemic in America and, consequently, so is type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease, type 2 is greatly affected by obesity and lack of exercise. Accounting for over 90 percent of people with diabetes, type 2 usually occurs in ...

    • Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
  • News

    Mercy Surgeons Perform Advanced Spine Procedure

    Scripps Mercy Hospital neurosurgeons Sohaib Kureshi, M.D. and Geoffrey Zubay, M.D., were the first in San Diego to perform the state-of-the-art X-Stop® procedure, recently approved for the treatment of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine resulting in painful pressure on ...

    • Friday, January 27th, 2006