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    Genomics Studies Help Personalize Medicine

    Scripps is the first health care organization to undertake a large-scale genetic study aimed at helping patients understand their genetic health risk factors so they can take positive steps toward living a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about how Scripps is transforming medicine.

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    Scripps Doctors Use Handheld Device to See Inside the Heart

    About the size of cell phone, this a revolutionary “pocket EKG” device is like a digital visual stethoscope that helps physicians rapidly screen for cardiac problems. Scripps is the first health care system to give physicians Vscan so they can see inside the heart at the bedside. Learn ...

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    Scripps Investigates Implantable Device to Reduce Stroke Risk

    Researchers at Scripps investigate a small implantable device that is designed to help reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation in the place of blood thinners. Scripps is one of the first health systems in California to investigate The Watchman implant. Learn more about how ...

    • Friday, September 23rd, 2011
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    Researchers Use Smart Knee Prosthesis to Improve Joint Implants

    Orthopedic researchers at Scripps test a device that will help improve knee transplants. Scripps patient Donald McDonald is one of only four people in the world to test the electronic knee prosthesis, or “e-knee,” which Scripps researchers are using to help improve the science of joint ...

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    Ex-cop Enforces Change at Scripps Health

    Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO, was recently profiled in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Read more about how he went from being a cop to one of the most influential people in health care. Read the full article: Ex-cop enforces change at Scripps Health

    • Friday, September 2nd, 2011
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    "Eat Like a Marine' Thank You Reception

    On August 18, Scripps and MedAssets executives hosted an “Eat Like a Marine” reception for those who helped raise more than $155,000 for the Marines from the Dark Horse Battalion. The reception honored local Marines who served Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) for guests and spoke about their experiences in ...

    • Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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    The Savvy Patient - Recognize signs of mental disorder and be ready to offer help

    In this week’s “Savvy Patient” column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Jerry Gold, Ph.D., provides insight on recognizing the signs of mental illness. About one in four people in the United States will experience a mental disorder at some point in their lives. Despite the high prevalence of ...

    • Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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    Electronic Medical Record Implementation Creates Opportunities for Nurses

    With the push to obtain the full incentive payout for meaningful use of electronic medical records (EMR)/electronic health records (EHR) created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, many hospitals are in the early stages of developing and implementing their EMR. These organizations ...

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    Health Care Pawn in Government Debates

    In the recent San Diego Union Tribune article, Scripps Health President and CEO, Chris Van Gorder weighs in on the recent debate over the federal deficit and the raising or freezing of our national debt ceiling. Read the full article at: Health care pawn in government debates

    • Monday, August 15th, 2011
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    The Savvy Patient - Healthy Pregnancy Equals a Healthy Baby

    In this week’s “Savvy Patient” column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Dana M. Shipp, M.D, provides valuable tips to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Preparing for a baby’s arrival is important — but charting a course for mom’s health during pregnancy is even more vital. Here are some tips for ...