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    Heroin Addiction on the Rise in San Diego

    Heroin use among young adults in San Diego County is skyrocketing, according to statistics compiled by the county’s Health & Human Services Agency. Drug counselors say they have seen a big increase in heroin abuse in adults ages 18 to 25. Nancy Knott from the Scripps Treatment Center talks ...

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    Scripps Cardiologist Weighs in on Statin Debate

    Cholesterol-lowering statins might be doing more harm than good in some patients, Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD cautioned in a March 4 Op-Ed article in the New York Times. He called for more research into the relationship between the drugs and higher rates of diabetes. Dr. ...

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    Stem Cells May Hold Promise for Severe Heart Disease

    by Richard A. Schatz, MD, Scripps Health Before cells in the body become heart cells, blood cells or skin cells, they start out in the bone marrow as undifferentiated stem cells. Unlike other cells, only these immature stem cells have the ability to divide and become another highly specialized cell ...

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    Addiction Expert Notes Rising Heroin Use

    It’s been almost two years since the FDA approved a new time-release design of Oxycontin to prevent illegal misuse and abuse of the pain relieving drug. But the new version is causing San Diego authorities new stress. They’re seeing an alarming rise in people switching to heroin as a ...

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    Bath Salts: The Newest Designer Drug

    By Nancy Knott, M.A., Scripps Health Imagine someone using meth, cocaine, LSD and ecstasy (MDMA) at the same time, and you’ll get an idea of the effects of the latest synthetic or “designer” drug to become popular with adolescents and young adults: bath salts. Don’t let the name fool you. These ...

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    The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

    The use of synthetic drugs, such as “Spice” and “Bath Salts”, may be banned in California, but the numbers of adolescents experimenting with these drugs continues to rise. Nancy Knott, an adolescent treatment counselor with the Scripps Treatment Program, discusses with CBS ...

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    New Skin Cancer Pill

    A medical breakthrough could help thousands of cancer sufferers but it’s not cheap. It’s called Erivedge. And for the first time patients suffering from cancerous tumors, may now have a non-invasive option. Scripps Dermatologist Darrell Gonzales discusses Erivedge with NBC Channel 7 ...

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    Dr. Eric Topol Discusses His New Book, "The Creative Destruction of Medicine"

    The convergence of wireless technology, DNA mapping, smart phones and online social networks are transforming medicine and empowering patients in ways that couldn’t be imagined just a few years ago, said Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, M.D., during a recent interview on KPBS ...

    • Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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    Wall Street Journal Reviews New Book by Scripps Physician Executive

    “The Creative Destruction of Medicine,” the new book by Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD, reveals “how medical innovation will coalesce to change clinical practice and what the coming changes mean for today’s policy debates,” according to a newly ...

    • Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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    Scripps Opens Palm Springs-Area Organ Transplant Clinic

    Center offers initial screening, re-evaluations and postsurgical follow-ups Scripps Health has opened a clinic in Rancho Mirage to care for kidney, pancreas and liver transplant patients through the Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation in San Diego. “We opened the clinic in response to ...