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    Scripps Mercy Hospital Designated as Level I Trauma Center

    Scripps Mercy Hospital is now designated a Level I Trauma Center. The hospital received the recognition on Tuesday by the County of San Diego, Board of Supervisors. In order to be a Level I Trauma Center, the hospital must meet specified criteria related to patient volume performance, access to ...

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    Back Pain During Pregnancy: Helpful Tips

    If you’re pregnant, back pain may be making your life miserable. Rather than dismissing the aches and pain as simply part of your pregnancy, you should consult with your doctor or find a physical therapist who can determine the cause of your pain and develop a therapy plan. Many pregnant women ...

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    Scripps Encinitas Spine Program Offers Latest Treatment Advances

    An estimated eight of ten adults will experience back or neck pain at some time in their life. As people age, they are more likely to develop debilitating pain from spinal injury or degenerative change. The magnitude and impact of this problem is continuing to rise as the baby-boom generation ...

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    San Diego Summer Safety Tips

    Ah, summer in San Diego. The beach. The sun. The barbecue. The sports. Sounds great, right? Well, it can be. But it can also be a time for serous injuries. As an emergency room physician, I see a spike in certain types of injuries as the temperatures rise. It helps to be prepared and understand that ...

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    Study Finds Exercise More Important than Diet in Losing Weight

    Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to increase your physical activity? Perhaps you joined a gym or began taking brisk walks three or more days a week? If so, and you’re still waiting to see the results, you should continue with your exercise routine – or even step it up a ...

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    Heart Disease: The Greatest Health Risk For Women

    Many of us wear pink ribbons and we “walk for a cure” to battle a big threat to women’s health. But the number one killer of women in America isn’t breast cancer. It’s heart disease. A recent cover story in a national magazine noted that more women die of heart disease ...

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    Treatment Advances Help Couples Overcome Infertility

    Couples with fertility problems are not alone. It is estimated that 10 percent of normally fertile couples fail to conceive within their first year of trying and 5 percent fail after two years. Infertility can cause emotional distress and make a couple feel isolated from family and friends, but if ...

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    Somnoplasty: A Treatment Solution for a Good Night's Sleep

    It’s happened to all of us: we sleeplessly toss and turn while the person next door snorts and snarfs his way through the night. “Millions of people snore, most of them men over the age of 20,” said Robert Bone, MD, chief of Head and Neck Surgery and Otology at Scripps Clinic in ...

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    Study Confirms Family History Risk For Prostate Cancer

    A large research review confirms that having a father or brother with prostate cancer is a major risk factor for the disease, lending support that men with a family history should have early and regular screenings, according to researchers. The study, published in the April 15th issue of Cancer ...

    • Monday, June 2nd, 2003
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    Choosing a Doctor Who's Right for You: Communication is the Key

    Your relationship with your doctor is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your health. Yes, diet, exercise, smoking, family history of disease, stress and other factors are of course extremely important. But the ability to discuss these issues with your primary care physician has a ...

    • Thursday, May 15th, 2003