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  • Health and Wellness

    Avoiding the Injury Bug

    SAN DIEGO — Of the 35-40 million annual injury-related emergency room visits, approximately 3.7 million are sports-induced, meaning nearly four million people go to the emergency room each year in the United States due to a sports-related injury. Sports injuries appear to be on the rise, most ...

    • Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
  • Health and Wellness

    Focus on Sports Eye Safety

    by Mihir Parikh, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Baseball, basketball, soccer, surfing…you name it, and we probably play it somewhere in San Diego. Our mild climate makes it easy to participate in sports year-round – and now that summer is officially here, we’re out in full ...

    • Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
  • News Releases

    Chris Van Gorder Receives Regent's Award

    Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scripps Health in San Diego, California, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award today at the San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders meeting in San Diego. The award ...

    • Thursday, August 19th, 2004
  • News Releases

    Scripps Clinic Begins Stem Cell Study for Heart Disease

    Physicians at Scripps Clinic are participating in the world’s first study of selected adult stem cell injections in the heart to determine the benefit in treating patients with severe chest pain as a result of end stage, inoperable coronary artery disease. Richard A. Schatz, M.D., co chair and ...

  • News

    Scripps Encinitas Program Helps Brain-Injury Patients Regain Living Skills

    Yvette, a 50-year-old stroke patient, entered the Scripps Encinitas Rehabilitation Center’s Brain Injury Day Treatment Program on March 3 in a wheelchair. On July 9, she walked out on her own with a new outlook on life. “Having a devastating experience like a stroke makes me realize how ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Aging and Joint Inflammation

    by Scott Carstens, M.D., Scripps Center for Executive Health Members of the baby boomer generation are beginning to reach their 50s and 60s and seniors are living longer than ever, causing a large influx of older men and women in our society. As their bodies change, there is a need for them to ...

    • Friday, July 30th, 2004
  • News Releases

    A First in San Diego for Scripps Clinic Transplant Surgeons

    Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation surgeons, Jonathan Fisher, MD, and Randolph Schaffer, MD, performed the first-ever organ procurement in San Diego from a non-heart beating donor last month. Most organs are obtained from cadaveric donors—individuals who have suffered brain ...

  • News Releases

    Scripps Clinic Performs Unique Dual Laparoscopic Procedure

    The skill and teamwork of two physicians at Scripps Clinic, combined with the expertise of the surgical staff at Scripps Green Hospital, recently led to a unique surgery that changed the life of a local woman. The procedure involved both a hysterectomy and a bowel resection to remove a colon ...

  • News

    Uterine Fibroid Embolization: An Alternative to Hysterectomy

    Before a woman decides to undergo a hysterectomy she should carefully explore all of her options. Many of these conditions can be successfully treated with alternative methods and procedures. Less invasive surgeries, pharmacological treatments, and observation have not only shown great promise, but ...

  • News

    Approaches to Menopause: What's Right for You?

    Given all the media attention to the various symptoms and treatments for menopause, you’d almost think it were some sort of disease. The fact is, for most women, menopause is a very natural and normal part of life. It is simply the next step in a long series of hormonal transitions that begin ...