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  • Health and Wellness

    Got a Pain in the Neck? Get Help!

    There’s no shortage of news reports and television commercials talking about low back pain. But let’s not forget about the other end of the spine—for many people, neck pain can cause plenty of trouble as well, from a “stiff” neck to severe, even debilitating ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Getting a Leg Up on DVT

    by Dana P. Launer, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Deep vein thrombosis, commonly referred to as DVT, is a condition where a blood clot forms in one of the larger or “deep” veins in your body, most often in your thigh and lower leg. The clot may cause circulation problems by ...

    • Monday, April 10th, 2006
  • Health and Wellness

    When Does Your Child Need Emergency Care?

    by Shawn Evans, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla When you have young children at home, emergencies can happen. And they can run the gamut from a slip in the tub or a pot knocked from the stove to a sudden high fever or choking during dinner. If an emergency happens in your home, would you ...

  • Health and Wellness

    The New Sleep Medications: A Dream Come True?

    by Brad Schnierow, M.D. Have you seen the television commercial with the man tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep until a glowing little butterfly floats into his room and eases him into dreamland? The butterfly is a modern version of Mr. Sandman, and the commercial advertises one of a ...

    • Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
  • News

    An Integrative Approach to Treating & Preventing Heart Disease

    by Chris Postizzi The past three decades of Bill Fink’s life have been heart-breaking to say the least. The 58-year-old businessman and pastor has suffered two heart attacks – the first at age 27 – and undergone multiple cardiac procedures, including bypass surgery and angioplasty. ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Boning Up on Osteoporosis

    If you’re a woman over age 50, you have a one-in-two chance of breaking a bone-most likely in the spine, hip or wrist- in the coming years. If you’re a man, your chances are one in four. The cause of these breaks? Osteoporosis, a degenerative disease that causes bones to become thin, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Help Is Available for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    by Janet Kim, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Rheumatoid arthritis can be a sneaky disease. At first, you may just think you have the flu, with fatigue, a low fever or muscle aches. Then you may develop telltale signs: stiffness that begins in your fingers or hands, feeling stiff after ...

  • News Releases

    Governor Schwarzenegger Names Chris Van Gorder to state Commission on Emergency Medical Services

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has named Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Van Gorder is a member of the California Hospital Association Board of Directors’ Executive Committee and immediate past chair of the ...

    • Monday, March 13th, 2006
  • News Releases

    Scripps Encinitas is North County's First Certified Primary Stroke Center

    ENCINITAS, CA. – Stroke symptoms can be difficult to identify and are often misinterpreted. As a result, many strokes are not treated urgently, even though short delays increase the patient’s chances of severe disability or death. In recognition of the importance of providing treatment ...

    • Thursday, March 9th, 2006
  • News Releases

    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, ...