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    Treatment Advances Help Couples Overcome Infertility

    Couples with fertility problems are not alone. It is estimated that 10 percent of normally fertile couples fail to conceive within their first year of trying and 5 percent fail after two years. Infertility can cause emotional distress and make a couple feel isolated from family and friends, but if ...

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    Somnoplasty: A Treatment Solution for a Good Night's Sleep

    It’s happened to all of us: we sleeplessly toss and turn while the person next door snorts and snarfs his way through the night. “Millions of people snore, most of them men over the age of 20,” said Robert Bone, MD, chief of Head and Neck Surgery and Otology at Scripps Clinic in ...

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    Study Confirms Family History Risk For Prostate Cancer

    A large research review confirms that having a father or brother with prostate cancer is a major risk factor for the disease, lending support that men with a family history should have early and regular screenings, according to researchers. The study, published in the April 15th issue of Cancer ...

    • Monday, June 2nd, 2003
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    Choosing a Doctor Who's Right for You: Communication is the Key

    Your relationship with your doctor is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your health. Yes, diet, exercise, smoking, family history of disease, stress and other factors are of course extremely important. But the ability to discuss these issues with your primary care physician has a ...

    • Thursday, May 15th, 2003
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    Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Welcomes New Level II Nursery

    A decade ago, shortly after the opening in 1993 of the Scripps Encinitas Birth Pavilion, discussions began on the need for a Level II nursery in the new space. From the very beginning, hospital staff and physicians worked together in hope that one day a Level II nursery would be possible. Today, ...

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    A-Vision Volunteer Program Seeks to Remove Mental Illness Stigma

    People with psychiatric disorders are often misunderstood, feared and shunned by society. It is especially difficult for those who have been diagnosed with mental illness to find work – even if they are undergoing or have completed treatment. Dr. Jerry Gold, director of Scripps Mercy ...

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    Seniors and Depression: An All Too Common and Overlooked Situation

    Help for an overlooked health problem May is National Mental Health Month – an opportunity to shed some light on an all too-often overlooked health problem among our senior citizens – depression. Although common, depression is not a normal part of the aging process. We have an epidemic ...

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    Scripps Chula Vista Nurse Advocates for Newborns at Risk

    After more than 28 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, Marilyn Wiedemann has seen her share of babies born either to moms who are drug dependent or premature due to lack of prenatal care. She felt she had a responsibility to mentor the mothers but did not ...

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    Can Brain Chemistry Lead to Alcoholism?

    Why does 10 percent to 15 percent of the population become alcoholic and the rest of the population does not? This is the question George F. Koob, neuropharmacology professor at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), seeks to answer. Professor Koob has been studying the neurobiology of alcohol and ...

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    Scripps Mercy Has Program That Works in Drug Control Strategy

    Scripps Mercy Has Program That Works in Drug Control Strategy The Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, part of the president’s cabinet, recently recognized Scripps Mercy Hospital’s Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral (SBIR) program for its excellence in its ...