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    Putting Heart Attacks on Ice

    Scripps is Transforming Heart Medicine Al Fields had a heart attack while running. He says he doesn’t remember much about that day. But when he woke up four days later at Scripps, he discovered his body had been cooled drastically – placed in therapeutic hypothermic state to help him heal. See how ...

    • Thursday, November 17th, 2011
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    Scripps Drug and Treatment Center Discusses First Time Marijuana Use

    James Profit, a counselor with the Scripps Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program, discusses first time marijuana use in a segment that aired on NBC 7 on Nov. 16 about a Poway teen’s suspicious death. As seen on NBC 7/39

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    Diabetes - A Growing Epidemic

    According to a recently released report, one in 10 adults will have diabetes by 2030, posing a huge challenge to healthcare systems around the world. The number of people living with the disease is expected to soar to 552 million by 2030 — equating to three new cases every 10 seconds – ...

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    Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Prevents Stroke

    After being diagnose with an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein in his brain—called a dural fistula—Clive Essakow turned to Scripps for treatment. His neurointerventional surgeon, Dr. John Barr, performed minimally invasive surgery to repair the condition, allowing this ...

    • Friday, November 11th, 2011
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    Wellderly Study Seeks Secrets To Long, Healthy Life

    In San Diego, Jerry Coleman is well known as a World Series MVP, war hero and Hall of Fame broadcaster. His most recent accomplishment – helping Scripps unlock the genetic secrets to lifelong health — was achieved when he joined the Scripps Wellderly Study. Learn more about how Scripps ...

    • Friday, November 4th, 2011
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    Targeting Bladder Cancer With Robotic Surgery

    Steve Jamison turned to Carol Salem, medical director of Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program, to discuss treatment options when he faced a diagnosis of bladder cancer. Robotic surgery allowed Dr. Salem to remove the diseased organ and create a new bladder from a section of intestine, ...

    • Thursday, October 27th, 2011
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    Living Kidney Transplant Transforms Two Lives

    Scripps is one of Southern California’s premier transplant centers and has provided living kidney and liver transplants to patients such as Mike Sedgwick for more than 20 years. Mike, a pastor, received a living kidney donation from one of his congregation members, Gary Wasserman, after ...

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    Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Extends 90-year Lease on Life

    Decorated World War II veteran Lester Tenney needed heart valve replacement. But at 90 years old, most physicians were reluctant to perform surgery. That’s when Tenney turned to Scripps and became a participant in the FDA-approved PARTNER clinical trial. He received a less invasive treatment ...

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    The Savvy Patient - Living kidney transplant: a gift of life

    In this week’s “Savvy Patient” column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Randolph Schaffer, M.D., provides insight on living kidney donation. Each year in the United States, about 6,000 people voluntarily donate one of their healthy kidneys to a friend, sibling, or other loved one. And increasingly, ...

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    Scripps Receives Diabetes Grant

    Monica Ruiz, community programs and research supervisor, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute was interviewed by Univision about the $250,000 grant given to Scripps Health by the McKesson Foundation. The funds will be used to test the effectiveness of using a mobile health application to improve the ...