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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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    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
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    The Latest in Arrhythmia Treatments

    Mending Broken Heartbeats By Steven Higgins, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Have you ever felt your heart “race” when you are excited or anxious? Or measured your heart rate after exercising? The speed and pattern of our heartbeats can tell us a great deal about our cardiac ...

    • Monday, January 28th, 2008
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    What's the Story on Cholesterol & Statins?

    by Matthew Lucks, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla You’ve probably seen the television commercials for cholesterol-lowering medications—the ones that talk about how high cholesterol can come not only from some foods you eat, but from relatives dressed in silly outfits, ...

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    New Treatment Strategies & Resources for Lung Cancer Free Forum Feb. 5

    San Diego County residents affected by lung cancer can learn more about the latest treatment strategies, resources and coping issues at a free informational forum Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla. Sponsored by Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green ...

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    Disaster Relief Services for Employees

    Scripps Health has several programs in place to support employees affected by the October 2007 San Diego fires. If you need immediate assistance, please contact your site Human Resources office. We are eager to help and want to hear how you are doing. This site will be updated with new information ...

    • Thursday, October 25th, 2007
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    Type 2 Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Study results published in the current issue of Endocrine Practice suggest that patients with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The study – conducted at The Whittier Institute for Diabetes (La Jolla, Calif.) under the supervision of Principal ...

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    U.S. News & World Report Ranks Scripps La Jolla as a Leader

    Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla was recognized as a top hospital in the nation for both heart and heart surgery, and gynecology by U.S.News & World Report. The magazine’s latest edition is devoted to outstanding health care across the nation and selected Scripps La Jolla as one of ...

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    Scripps Mercy Acquires Latest Robotic Surgery Technology

    The newly established Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Programat Scripps Mercy Hospital has acquired the most advanced da Vinci® Surgical System available today. The system provides surgeons with enhanced dexterity, precision and control through patented instruments with a much greater range of ...

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    Scripps Mercy Hospital Performs 10,000th Procedure

    Surgeons at Pacific Bariatric Surgical Medical Group (PBSMG) and Scripps Mercy Hospital recently performed their 10,000th bariatric surgical procedure. This milestone has been reached by only a handful of bariatric surgery programs in the world. Surgeons with the practice have been performing ...