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    Discriminate Against the Old? Even the Old Do It

    A recent New York Times article investigates how older Americans are discriminated against in the work place. Fewer than a fifth of Americans over the age of 65 remain in the paid work force. If a man or woman over 55 is unemployed, it takes that person several months longer than someone younger to ...

    • Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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    Proton Center's First Breast Cancer Patient Completes Treatment

    The heartwarming story of the first breast cancer patient to complete proton therapy in San Diego was covered by Channel 6 News. Anastasia Custis Berkheimer of La Mesa celebrated her final day of treatment with a ukulele concert for family, friends and caregivers at the Scripps Proton Therapy ...

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    Scripps Cardiologist Weighs in on New Statin Study

    Controversy has followed new guidelines for prescribing statin drugs for lowering cholesterol ever since the recommendations were released in November by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Now, researchers say the guidelines would increase the number of Americans ...

    • Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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    New Procedure Means Quicker Recovery from Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomies are the second most common surgery for women after C-sections. Now, Anupam Garg, MD, has performed the first single-site hysterectomy at Scripps Mercy Hospital. NBC 7’s Megan Tevrizian reports on this new, groundbreaking procedure, which means quicker recovery and less scarring ...

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    New Device Approved for Migraine Relief

    Emily Rubenstein Engel, MD, neurologist and associate director of the Dalessio Headache Center, spoke with San Diego 6 News reporter Nancy Aziz about a new device approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of migraines.

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    Macular Degeneration: Incurable, But Progress Being Made

    Age-related macular degeneration is estimated to affect up to 15 million Americans. There is no cure, because the retinal cells destroyed by the disease don’t regenerate. The good news is that in recent years, drugs that can slow or halt “wet” macular degeneration, the most damaging kind, have ...

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    Patient of the Future Featured at Scripps Genomics Conference

    When Kim Goodsell developed two seemingly unrelated rare conditions that threatened to derail her intensely active lifestyle, she thought the unlikely downturn had to be more than a coincidental roll of the dice. Her doctors at the time, who were some of the best in the world in their fields, ...

    • Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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    Al Gore Discusses the Future of Medicine with Scripps' Eric Topol

    Former Vice President Al Gore recently sat down with Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD, for a video interview covering a wide range of topics about the future of medicine. The 40-minute conversation touched on the pros and cons of sequencing the DNA of unborn babies, how digital ...

    • Monday, March 10th, 2014
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    Scripps Celebrates $130M Groundbreaking

    The ground breaking of a six-story $130 million medical office building on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla was featured in multiple San Diego media outlets on March 5, 2014. Built with a $25 million gift from the family of longtime Scripps benefactors Eileen and John “Jack” ...

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    Scripps Study Participant Recognized at White House Student Film Fest

    A video created by La Jolla High School junior Lilly Grossman was among 17 from across the country recognized at the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. President Barack Obama presided over the Feb. 28 event along with celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (host of the new show ...

    • Tuesday, March 4th, 2014