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  • News Releases

    Scripps Team Travels to Mexico to Help Children with Severe Birth Defects

    Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) will travel to Ciudad Valles in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, a small town located about 300 miles northeast of Mexico City, October 21 to 27, 2007 to offer volunteer surgery to many children in the community suffering from severe birth defects. ...

    • Friday, October 5th, 2007
  • Health and Wellness

    Cancer Risk: Is It in Your Genes?

    By Beverly Mangerich, MSNc, Educator Nurse, Scripps Polster Breast Care Center By now, you probably know that unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, such as smoking, making poor nutritional choices or not getting enough exercise, can increase your risk of developing some types of cancers. However, what if ...

    • Thursday, October 4th, 2007
  • News Releases

    Scripps Health Ranked Among Nation's Top Employers

    Reinforcing its track record as one of America’s top employers, Scripps Health has been ranked No. 4 in the nation in AARP’s 2007 listing of the 50 Best Employers for Workers Over 50, while Working Mother magazine has named Scripps Health to its 2007 list of America’s 100 Best ...

  • Health and Wellness

    What's the Latest on Breast Cancer Screening?

    By Mary Wilde, M.D., Scripps Polster Breast Care Center Breast cancer has certainly been brought into the spotlight over the past few years. Celebrity survivors such as Sheryl Crowe and Melissa Etheridge, along with nationwide walks, runs and other events, have all helped raise awareness of this ...

  • Scripps Tips - September 2007

    New Laser Technology Takes Aim at Stroke Patients in Scripps Clinical Trial A recently launched clinical research trial at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is exploring whether a new treatment using infrared energy can be effective in improving outcomes for ischemic stroke patients. Ischemic ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Asthma: What You Need to Know

    To Breathe or Not to Breathe: Living with Asthma By Michelle Abbo, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Animals. Dust mites. Mold. Exercise. For people with asthma, sometimes it seems that these and other “triggers” things that set off an asthma attack—lurk just about ...

    • Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
  • News Releases

    President & CEO Chris Van Gorder Named One of 100 Most Powerful

    Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder has been selected to Modern Healthcare’s annual ranking of the nation’s 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare, published in the magazine’s Aug. 27 edition. Van Gorder is the only San Diego health care professional on this ...

    • Monday, August 27th, 2007
  • Health and Wellness

    Eat, Drink and Be Healthy

    By Megan Boitano, MS, RD, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Ask anyone who has ever embarked on a weight-loss diet or decided to start making healthier eating choices, and you’ll probably hear a common complaint: despite their good intentions, many people have trouble sticking with the ...

    • Friday, August 24th, 2007
  • News Releases

    Scripps Mercy Medical Group Ranked #1 in San Diego County, #3 In California

    Scripps Mercy Medical Group (SMMG) – affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital – recently was ranked third in overall care and first for primary care in California by the California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative (CCHRI) in its sixth annual survey. Additionally, SMMG was ranked ...

    • Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
  • News Releases

    Laser Technology Takes Aim at Stroke Patients

    A recently launched clinical research trial at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is exploring whether a new treatment using infrared energy can be effective in improving outcomes for ischemic stroke patients. Ischemic stroke, caused by a clot or other blockage within an artery leading to the ...