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    Scripps Green Hospital Ranked Among Top U.S. Teaching Hospitals

    For the third consecutive year and fifth time overall, Scripps Green Hospital has been named one of the top teaching hospitals in the nation by the international business research and information firm Thomson Reuters. The annual 100 Top Hospitals list identifies the best U.S. medical centers based ...

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    Scripps President and CEO Named Volunteer of the Year

    Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder today was named Volunteer of the Year for 2012 for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors presented Van Gorder the award in recognition of his public service to the region as reserve commander for the San ...

    • Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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    Fixing Health Care

    While the fate of the Affordable Care Act is in the hands of the Supreme Court justices, Scripps president and CEO, Chris Van Gorder, says no matter what the Supreme Court decides on the Affordable Care Act, health care is broken and providers must make needed changes. Read more of his thoughts in ...

    • Monday, April 2nd, 2012
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    New Test May Predict the Possibility of a Heart Attack

    New findings from a landmark research study led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) – a collaborative program between Scripps Health and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) – shows a promising new blood test may be useful in helping doctors predict who is at risk for an imminent ...

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    FDA to Examine Self-Screening to Treat Disease

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold public hearings on whether drugs commonly prescribed for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraine headaches and asthma should be available over the counter. Scripps cardiologist Matthew Lucks, MD, discusses the possible pitfalls of this ...

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    Topol's Book Featured by The Atlantic Magazine

    Dr. Eric Topol, Scripps Health’s chief academic officer, “is on a tear to transform health using the latest technology,” according to a newly published report in The Atlantic magazine. “Medicine is still all about treating populations, not people — one-size-fits all ...

    • Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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    Sleeping Pill Study by Scripps Researchers Featured in New York Times

    How should people who take sleeping pills respond to a recent study by Scripps Clinic physicians that found a link between the medications and early death and cancer? New York Times writer Roni Caryn Rabin tackled that question in a March 12 article — New Worries About Sleeping Pills — ...

    • Monday, March 12th, 2012
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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 ...