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    New Concerns About Colon Polyps?

    By Andrew Mayer, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla For years, we’ve stressed to patients the need to screen for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women, with colonoscopy. A recent study regarding potentially cancerous flat lesions within the colon emphasizes ...

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    Gregg G. Juarez's Gift Annuity Continues To Help Skin Cancer Patients

    Famed art dealer and philanthropist Gregg G. Juarez’s generous gift annuity has helped fund the training and hiring of a third skin cancer surgeon, Seaver Soon, MD, at the Gregg G. Juarez Skin Cancer Center at Scripps Clinic. Because of the expert medical attention given at the center named ...

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    Trailblazer With a Big Heart Makes a Lasting Impression at Scripps

    Patricia Butler was always a leader — and still is. With a long list of accolades and accomplishments in her career, and in philanthropy, she continues to give to help others. Pat was the only female law student among 40 men in her 1931 graduating class at Emory University of Law, Atlanta. ...

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    Parent Networks Benefit New Parents at Every Stage

    By Pam Nagata, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla It’s a common lament of new parents that children don’t come with an owner’s manual. Parenting can be a wonderful challenge and, sometimes, an overwhelming mix of responsibilities and rewards. For new parents, questions run the gamut from ...

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    Discover the Rewards of Volunteering!

    By Susan Vandendriesse, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Brighten a patient’s day by delivering flowers, cards or books. Help nurses at the patient bedside, assisting family and friends of patients. Follow up with patients after they’ve been discharged. Lead tours of the Sculpture Garden. Knit ...

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    New Treatments Show Promise for Macular Degeneration

    By Anne M. Hanneken, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla One of the most promising new treatments for a leading cause of blindness may also be one of the most surprising. A chemotherapy medication commonly used to treat colon cancer is one of the medications being used to treat one type of ...

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    Heartfelt Cardiac Care

    “They cared about me … while they cared for me.” Robert Wallin didn’t “do hospitals.” He had stayed away from them his whole life, until he was diagnosed with heart failure. His only hope was in a procedure done at Scripps La Jolla by cardiac eletrophysiologist Dr. Steven Higgins. Dr. ...

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    Genomics: Medicine of the Future

    Scripps is working to identify the key genetic components responsible for good health, as well as disease. This information can be used to individually tailor health care, and develop precisely-targeted treatments and technologies. Scripps Genomic Medicine researchers, led by Dr. Eric Topol, are ...

    • Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
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    Welcome to a World of Healing

    Our newly-redesigned web site features clearer navigation into expert Scripps services, directions and contact information, a doctor finder and health-related news items. Don’t miss this… Take a look around, and don’t miss: Our list of featured services, which provide a glimpse into the world of ...

    • Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
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    Food for Thought

    Our nutrition and metabolism expert offers simple suggestions to help you get slim and stay healthy. In today’s fast-paced, on-the-go society, it’s no wonder that people hoping to lose weight turn to quick fixes like fad diets and diet pills. Between our full-time jobs, families, errands, and ...

    • Saturday, February 23rd, 2008