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  • 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 ...

  • Patient Stories

    Man Returns to Active Life Following Robotic Surgery to Repair Heart Defect

    In the prime of his life, 42-year-old Sanah Chung was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect, which is more commonly known as a hole in the heart. Sanah knew that traditional cardiac surgery to repair the defect would drastically alter his lifestyle, which included a rigorous exercise routine and ...

    • Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    A Mom Gets the Care She Needs to Manage Her Multiple Sclerosis

    Fifteen years ago, Tricia Chandler faced the possibility of losing her eyesight. At 24 years of age, and a new mother of a beautiful baby boy, Jake, the prospect was daunting. After multiple tests and scans, Tricia was told she had multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disorder where the body ...

  • Patient Stories

    Surgery Helps Ease Woman's Lifelong Struggle With Weight

    For most of her life, Susan M. unsuccessfully waged war with her weight. “Food was my drug of choice. I was heavy—even as a child,” said the 59-year-old. “Over the years, I went on so many diets. I could lose weight, but I couldn’t keep it off.” At the peak of her struggle, Susan hit 282 pounds. A ...

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    Scripps Surgeon Helps a Young Woman Receive a Fresh Start

    Nataliya appears to be a typical young adult. She has big plans for her future, including attending college and learning two new languages. She also loves spending time with her friends, listening to music, and visiting San Diego’s beautiful beaches. But this bubbly young woman possesses immense ...

  • Patient Stories

    Kidney Recipient Experiences the Miracle of Life Twice

    As a child, Kate S. had to learn about a disease most adults can’t even pronounce. The condition, called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), causes excess protein in the urine and reduces the kidney’s ability to filter wastes. From her diagnosis at age four until her kidneys failed at age 33, ...