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    Scripps Doctor Implants Tiny Heart Monitor in Man's Chest

    An out-of-sync heartbeat has sent retired funny car racer Chuck Beal to the hospital twice, but the 71-year-old speedster hopes that a tiny new heart monitor recently implanted in his chest will keep him home in the future. Beal is among the first in the nation to have the device, called a Reveal ...

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    U-T San Diego Spotlights Power of Proton Therapy for Cancer Care

    The newly opened Scripps Proton Therapy Center was featured in the U-T San Diego on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Proton therapy is the most precise form of radiation treatment available, enabling doctors to attack tumors with far less radiation exposure to healthy tissue, compared to the latest X-ray ...

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    Scripps Will Work with Rady, UCSD on New Proton Center

    At a grand opening ceremony today for a new proton therapy center that bears its name, Scripps Health announced a new affiliation agreement with Rady Children’s Hospital and UC San Diego Health System. The deal will allow doctors from both organizations to treat their own cancer patients in the new ...

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    Minutes Matter in Heart Attack Treatment

    When a heart attack strikes, what happens in the next few minutes can make a critical difference in both the immediate and long-term health consequences. Scripps Cardiologist Martin Charlat, MD, discusses the importance of getting immediate medical attention if you or a loved one is having a cardiac ...

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    Heroin Use on the Rise

    Investigators say Philip Seymour Hoffman may have died from a drug overdose, after finding heroin in the actor’s apartment. Here in San Diego, heroin use is being called an epidemic. Nancy Knott, an interventionalist and counselor at the Scripps Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program spoke to local ...

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    Scripps' Eric Topol Named Chief Medical Advisor for AT&T

    AT&T has appointed Eric Topol, MD, its chief medical advisor as part of the global telecommunication company’s effort to move into the fast-emerging health care information technology sector. Dr. Topol is a cardiologist and chief academic officer of Scripps Health who also directs the ...

    • Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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    Scripps Study Participant Enters White House Film Contest

    When the White House asked students from across the country to submit short films about the power of technology in schools, La Jolla teen Lilly Grossman eagerly answered the call. Lilly, 16, who attends La Jolla High School, is a participant in a Scripps Translational Science Institute study that ...

    • Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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    Scripps Study Participant Featured in Los Angeles Times Article

    Lilly Grossman isn’t all that different from other 16-year-old girls. She studies hard to maintain her honors student status at La Jolla High. She’s a voracious user of text messaging and online social networks for staying connected to her friends. And she’s starting to explore ...

    • Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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    Surging Flu Levels Crowding San Diego County Hospitals

    With cases of influenza surging across San Diego County, hospitals are seeing a rise in emergency room patients with flu-like symptoms, and hospital beds are filling up with people suffering from severe cases of the seasonal illness. The virulent H1N1 strain of the virus is more prevalent this year, ...

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    No Cure for COPD; Treatment Available

    COPD — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — is a progressive disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe and is one of the most common lung diseases in adults. It is marked by difficulty exhaling because of changes in the lungs, shortness of breath, chronic cough and production of large ...