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    Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer Care

    More than 230,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. San Diego will soon have access to its first proton therapy center, which will be just the third west of the Rockies. The center’s medical director, Carl Rossi, M.D., explains the benefits of proton therapy ...

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    5 Facts About Prostate Cancer

    Carl Rossi, M.D., medical director of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, shares insights with UT San Diego into the often-misunderstood area of prostate cancer. He recommends that healthy men start discussing PSA screening with their physician starting at age 50. Those with high-risk factors (men ...

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    Scripps CEO Weighs in on End-of-Life Care

    Caring for patients during the last days of their lives can be challenging and costly as doctors weigh whether more or less treatment is warranted. As a result, hospitals are increasingly embracing palliative and hospice services, according to a report by Healthleaders magazine. And they are looking ...

    • Monday, September 16th, 2013
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    Prebys Cardiovascular Center One Step Closer to Reality

    A special event was held at the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute on Sept. 4 to celebrate the completion of the exterior “skin” of the building, the unveiling of the landmark sign. Several media outlets came out to cover the festivities. Visit CBS Channel 8 to watch Prebys Cardiovascular Center One ...

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    Padres Team Doctor Offers Tips to Avoid Injuries During Exercise

    San Diego Padres head team physician Heinz Hoenecke, MD, of Scripps Clinic shared his insights in a recent UT San Diego article about avoiding joint injuries during exercise. He offers practical tips that can help people stay healthy as they take part in athletic activities. Visit the UT San Diego ...

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    Promising Alternative for Neck and Back Pain Relief

    In Scripps Health’s latest “Savvy Patient” article in the UT San Diego, Frank Coufal, MD, explains a promising new alternative for relieving neck and back pain when initial treatments are insufficient. Artificial disc surgery involves replacing a degenerated disc with a mechanical device to restore ...

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    Scripps Digital Medicine Director on Studying Mobile Health Technology

    One of the biggest challenges facing the fast-emerging mobile health (mHealth) technology sector is the medical validation of the vast number of devices and apps now available to consumers. The Scripps Translational Science Institute is playing a leading role in that effort by launching clinical ...

    • Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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    Researcher and Survivor Team Up on New Ovarian Cancer Study

    Scripps Clinic pathologist Kelly Bethel, M.D. appeared on the KUSI Morning News to discuss a new research study aimed at spotting ovarian cancer relapses earlier than previously possible. The study uses innovative technology to identify and analyze circulating tumor cells in the blood stream. The ...

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    Relief for Agonizing Facial Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia

    In Scripps Health’s latest “Savvy Patient” article in the UT San Diego, Kenneth Ott, M.D., offers insights into a painful nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia. The condition causes sudden and excruciating pain to one side of the face. Because it is relatively rare and can be difficult to ...

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    Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery Means Fewer Scars, Faster Recovery

    More than 1 million Americans undergo gallbladder surgery every year. Yet relatively few people even really understand what the gallbladder does—or why it would need to be removed. Recently, a new robotic operating platform for removing the gallbladder has enabled surgeons to use a single incision ...