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  • Scripps in the News

    Supplementing Your Heart Health: Omega-3, Plant Sterols, and More

    Mimi Guarneri, M.D., cardiologist and medical director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, recommends taking supplements and eating a Mediterranean diet to lower cholesterol and improve heart health.

    • Thursday, March 27th, 2008
  • News Releases

    New Therapy for Overactive Bladder

    Patients seeking treatment for overactive bladder syndrome are finding success with a simple new therapy available at Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley. Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) has been clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of overactive bladder – including urgency, frequency, and ...

  • News Releases

    Scripps Health President & CEO Chris Van Gorder Receives Visionary Award for Regional Stewardship from LEAD San Diego

    SAN DIEGO – LEAD San Diego has honored Scripps Health President & CEO Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, with the inaugural Ronald H. Kendrick Regional Stewardship Award for his efforts to balance individual community interests with the needs of the greater region. Specifically, Van Gorder was recognized ...

    • Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
  • Health and Wellness

    Looking at the Facts About Cataracts

    by Matthew Kirk, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It’s a fact: Aging isn’t kind to your eyes. Just when you get used to your reading glasses and bifocals, another potential vision problem may be waiting in the wings: cataracts. A cataract affects the lens in your eye that focuses light on ...

  • Health and Wellness

    The Must-Have Test for Age 50 and Over

    by Edward Paredez, M.D. If you knew there was a health screening exam that is virtually painless, covered by most insurance plans and could potentially save your life, wouldn’t you be sure to have it? The answer is probably “yes.” Yet more than 50 percent of people who should have a colonoscopy—a ...

  • Scripps Tips - March 2008

    When is a Clinical Trial Right for You? Scripps Offers Advice to Patients Interested in Participating Clinical study. Clinical trial. Clinical protocol. They all mean the same thing: a scientific study of how a new medicine or treatment works in people. Through clinical studies, doctors find new and ...

    • Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
  • News

    New Treatments Show Promise for Macular Degeneration

    By Anne M. Hanneken, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla One of the most promising new treatments for a leading cause of blindness may also be one of the most surprising. A chemotherapy medication commonly used to treat colon cancer is one of the medications being used to treat one type of ...

  • Scripps in the News

    More Breakthroughs in the Study of the Human Genome Last Year Than in Several Decades Prior

    Eric Topol, M.D., Chief Academic Officer, discusses how there were more breakthroughs in the study of the human genome last year than in several decades prior. He explains that the study has advanced so far that “it is allowing us for the first time to learn about the genetic pathways of disease ...

    • Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Cancer Center Featured on KPBS-FM

    Program: KPBS News Station: KPBS Air Date: Feb 28, 2008

    • Thursday, February 28th, 2008
  • News

    Heartfelt Cardiac Care

    “They cared about me … while they cared for me.” Robert Wallin didn’t “do hospitals.” He had stayed away from them his whole life, until he was diagnosed with heart failure. His only hope was in a procedure done at Scripps La Jolla by cardiac eletrophysiologist Dr. Steven Higgins. Dr. ...