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    New Therapy is Changing Lives for Lymphedema Sufferers

    Fifty-nine-year-old Mary Bennett first noticed swelling in her feet. In the next six weeks, she gained 90 pounds, her legs doubled in size and she was faced with painful, large open leg wounds. Mary has lymphedema, a condition most often caused by an accumulation of lymphatic fluid when lymph nodes ...

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    Scripps La Jolla Wins 2003 Consumer Choice Award

    For the second time in three years, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has earned the 2003 Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corporation (NRC) for the San Diego region. The Consumer Choice Award is given to the hospitals whose consumers have selected as having the highest quality and ...

    • Tuesday, September 16th, 2003
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    Scripps to Purchase Four-Acre Property Next to Scripps Encinitas

    Scripps Health has agreed to purchase a 4.19-acre property at the northeast corner of Santa Fe Drive and Devonshire from St. Mark Lutheran Church, adjacent to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. “Scripps Health is very pleased to have the opportunity to purchase this site so that we can ...

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    Award-Winning Cookbook Serves Up Delicious Meals for Cancer Patients

    Kris Ghosh, MD, had the question come up from patients again and again – what should I eat while I’m being treated for cancer? The question came up so much that Dr. Ghosh, a gynecologic oncologist for the Scripps Cancer Center, decided to co-author a cookbook to help patients stay ...

    • Monday, September 1st, 2003
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    Scripps La Jolla Marks 50,000th Cath Lab Patient

    Bennie Kyle didn’t realize that his trip to the cardiac catheterization (cath) lab at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla would be such a momentous occasion. Kyle, 58, became the lab’s 50,000th patient on Thursday, Aug. 14, giving it the distinction of being the first hospital in San ...

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    Make Sure Your Children are Properly Immunized

    With the new school year upon us, now is the time for parents to make sure their children are fully immunized. While many of these immunizations are required by the state and school, some are not. However, all are strongly encouraged to protect your child, from infancy to college age, from ...

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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 ...