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    Gamma Knife Center Adds New Technology

    The San Diego Gamma Knife Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla will soon become the first facility in Southern California to offer the new Leksell Gamma Knife Model 4C. Developed in 1968, Gamma Knife, or stereotactic radiosurgery, is a noninvasive procedure to treat a variety of brain ...

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    Wittgrove Bariatric Center at Scripps La Jolla

    La Jolla, Calif. – Wittgrove Bariatric Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla announced today that it has been named an American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The ASBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a ...

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    The Many Roles of Mercy Clinic

    In 1946, when Mercy physicians helped create the Guadalupe Clinic in Barrio Logan, they were trying to fulfill a community need, to create a place where all people could get care—in many ways, that dream has come true at Mercy Clinic. With more than 30,000 patient visits each year, the clinic ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Resolve to Make Little Changes with Big Results

    Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? More importantly, do you keep them? While most resolutions are made with the best of intentions, major goals such as “lose 20 pounds” or “run a marathon” can become overwhelming in reality. This year, why not try to adopt resolutions ...

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    Scripps Mercy's Residency Program Achieves 100% Pass Rate

    All 11 graduates from the 2005 Internal Medicine Program at Scripps Mercy Hospital recently passed the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board Examination. These results mark the tenth consecutive year that Scripps Mercy Hospital has had a 100 percent pass rate — a track record that ...

    • Friday, December 9th, 2005
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    Mapping the Path to Wellness

    Scripps Polster Breast Care Center is well known for its diagnostic services and unique approach to patient care. The warm environment at Scripps Polster makes it easier for women to get mammograms and other potentially lifesaving diagnostics. However, the help does not stop there. For women who ...

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    Mercy Outreach Surgical Team Treats 293 Children

    The Mercy Surgical Outreach Team (MOST) recently returned from Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico, where members performed 293 procedures to repair cleft palates, cleft lips and strabismus or crossed-eyes. “Correcting the deformities of these children boosts their self-esteem, " says Thomas ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Wanted: A Good Night's Sleep

    by Patrick Wolcott, M.D., sleep medicine specialist, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It’s 3 a.m. and you’re wide awake. Again. Counting sheep didn’t work. Changing positions didn’t work. Even those late-night infomercials couldn’t bore you to sleep. Now you’re ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Eat Your Spinach, Save Your Vision?

    by Anne M. Hanneken, M.D., ophthalmologist with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It can begin with a barely perceptible loss of vision. Threading a needle may seem more difficult than it used to be, or the squares of a crossword puzzle may be harder to see.Eventually, nearly all central vision may ...

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    Mimi Guarneri, M.D., Honored for National Leadership in Integrative Medicine

    Mimi Guarneri, M.D., medical director, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, is among five national leaders in the field of integrative medicine who have been selected by the Bravewell Collaborative as finalists for the 2005 Bravewell Leadership Award. The Bravewell Award celebrates and ...

    • Thursday, October 27th, 2005