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  • Patient Stories

    Cancer Screening Helps Padres Coach Stay in the Game

    When Padres minor league coach Tony Muser teaches the fundamentals of hitting a baseball, he starts with the basics: rhythm, timing and visualization. “You’ve gotta be able to see the ball and understand what you’re looking at,” he says. “You can’t hit something you can’t see.” Muser, 62, says the ...

  • Patient Stories

    Innovative Stroke Prevention Techniques Help a Woman Beat the Odds

    Forty-five-year-old Rebecca Flynn is a fit, energetic and healthy-looking mother of two. She has never smoked, she watches her diet and exercises. On the surface, she doesn’t appear to be someone who is at high risk for suffering a stroke. But over a three-year period starting in 2006, Flynn had ...

  • Patient Stories

    Dedicated Volunteer Supports Scripps With Generous Gift

    In 1974, Ruth Graul started volunteering at Scripps. Thirty-five years later, she is still one of our most dedicated volunteers, with more than 34,000 volunteer hours to her credit – and counting. “I started volunteering when Scripps was on Prospect Street in downtown La Jolla, and my daughter was a ...

    • Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    Woman Gets a Second Chance After Serious Flu Complications

    Walking along the rocky shores at La Jolla Cove, Alicia Contreras takes a deep breath and as she exhales she says with a grin, “This is the most beautiful place in world. The ocean has never been bluer, the sun has never been brighter, and I am happy to be alive.” The spot holds special significance ...

    • Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    Pocket-Sized Device at Scripps Helps to Quickly Diagnose a Runner's Heart Attack

    Debbie Lanpheer doesn’t slow down. An avid runner for more than 25 years, Debbie looks forward to an hour-long run almost every day. Add to that, a busy lifestyle as a wife and mother of two young children, and the 49 year old is on the go from morning to night. When Debbie recently experienced ...

  • Patient Stories

    Advanced Technology Helps to Treat a Woman's Heart Rhythm Disorder

    Barbara Herd loves to tend the garden outside her Oceanside home. Thanks to the care she has received at Scripps, her health is blooming. The day before Thanksgiving, in 2008, Barbara underwent cardiac catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes a rapid, irregular heart beat ...

    • Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    Man's Sight Saved After Free Screening Catches a Serious Diabetes Complication

    For more than seven years, Ricardo Hernandez endured significant deterioration in his eyesight as a result of his diabetes. Deeply concerned that he would permanently lose his vision, the National City resident learned about a free retinal screening program offered at a nearby community clinic, ...

    • Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    Padres Cancer Comeback Story Inspires Players and Fans Alike

    Longtime Padres bullpen catcher Mark Merila is now in his 15th season with the big league club. But it’s his staying power as a cancer survivor that best illustrates his toughness and tenacity. Merila will join America’s 11 million cancer survivors in celebrating National Cancer Survivor’s Day June ...

    • Friday, May 14th, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    Grateful Patient Thanks Scripps Clinic Doctors for Exceptional Care

    When Gordon Cooke began experiencing headaches and sleepless nights in 2005, he first thought it was stress related. He had just started a new job as the membership director at The Bridges Club in Rancho Santa Fe. But, he soon realized that his symptoms could be more serious. As the headaches ...

  • Patient Stories

    New Mom Gives Thanks After Receiving Lifesaving Care at Scripps

    On April 9, 2008, Miranda Klassen gave birth to her son, Van, at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. But, what was expected to be the happiest day of her life was one of her toughest. The healthy 32-year-old experienced an extremely rare amniotic fluid embolism, which threatened her life and the ...