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    Be Smart about Your Skin and the Sun

    Memorial Day may be weeks away, but we’ve already had plenty of hot, sunny days just right for hitting the beach, golf course or garden. Before you head out to enjoy the sunshine, though, take a few minutes to protect yourself against its most dangerous side effect – skin ...

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    You Don't Have to Live with Sleep Apnea

    My dad snored. So it came as no surprise to me when I found out I was a snorer. It was easy enough to dismiss this with a laugh. I didn’t recognize the possibility that my snoring might be indicative of a problem. I simply considered it to be part of who I was. Like so many of us, I became ...

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    Catheter Ablations Help Hearts Find Their Rhythm

    Twenty-four year old Natalie Nelson had been suffering from a heart arrhythmia for more than a month. Her heart rate would suddenly begin to race out of control and often ended with a trip to the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas emergency room. Natalie’s rapid heart rate would begin at ...

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    Organ Donor Gives Transplant Patient the Gift of Life and More

    Stacy Morrison has been living with type I diabetes for 45 years, a disease in which cells in the pancreas stop producing insulin. Without insulin, a person’s blood sugars become elevated and over time, this can damage vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and eyes. Three years ago, Stacy ...

    • Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
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    Latest Treatment Breakthroughs in Cardiovascular Disease

    Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), including heart disease and high blood pressure, is the number one cause of death among Americans. Although commonly associated with men, CVD is also the leading cause of death among women, killing nearly 500,000 females each year. Technological advances, alternative ...

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    Scripps Encinitas Receives Prestigious International Award

    Baby-Friendly USA, implementor of the UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the United States announced the designation of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas as a U.S. “Baby-Friendly” hospital and the only such facility in San Diego County. There are only 42 Baby-Friendly ...

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    Scripps Surgeon First to Implant Electronic Knee

    Medical history was made in San Diego recently when a surgeon from the Scripps Clinic Division of Orthopaedic Surgery implanted into a patient a total knee prosthesis that has the ability to directly measure forces that occur within the knee. This type of prosthesis has never before been implanted ...

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    Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

    Approximately 6 percent of the American population will eventually develop advanced colorectal cancer. The good news is that if detected early, colon cancer can be cured by surgery alone. Even better news—unlike most cancers, cancer from the colon and rectum can be completely prevented. ...

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    Advances in Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be useful in up to 60 percent of patients with colorectal cancer seen by Scripps Cancer Center specialists. The treatment is most effective earlier in the course of colorectal malignancy (Stages II and II) when given immediately before or after surgery, especially when the lymph ...

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    LSVT Helps Parkinson's Patients Be Heard

    Many Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients think they are being heard clearly when they speak, but in reality, they can hardly be heard at all. During an audio taped speech and voice assessment session, they are surprised to learn that they are speaking so softly. The inability of people with PD ...