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  • News

    Know the Facts About West Nile Virus

    By John Spinosa, M.D., Ph.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Not too long ago, the biggest risk from an encounter with a mosquito was an itchy, swollen bite. In recent years, however, a disease known as West Nile virus has elevated mosquitoes from simple pests to the source of a potentially ...

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    Top Hospital for Heart Care

    Scripps Heart Care: You’ll know the difference in a heartbeat Out of more than 5,000 hospitals, only 3% are ranked in one or more of the 16 specialties in the 17th annual edition of U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals.” This is the fourth time that Scripps La Jolla has been ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Speak Up for Better Health Care

    Whether it’s for a routine procedure or major surgery, checking into a hospital can be a stressful experience. After all, no one wants to be in the hospital, and it’s normal—perhaps even unavoidable—to feel anxious, especially when people you may have never seen before are in and out of ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Emergency Training Event Featured on KPBS-FM

    Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder discusses Scripps’ involvement in a major emergency training event July 23. Scripps is partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Marines, and local police and fire officials to cooperatively pr

  • News Releases

    Scripps La Jolla Nationally Recognized for Heart Care for the Fourth Time

    LA JOLLA, CA. – Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla was recognized as a top hospital in the nation for both heart and heart surgery by U.S.News & World Report. The magazine’s latest edition is devoted to outstanding health care across the nation and selected Scripps La Jolla as one of “America’s ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Alternative Approaches to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Reviewed by Richard Brown, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla You wake in the night with a painful tingling sensation in your fingers – or no sensation at all. You pick up a pencil or apply lipstick, and it falls out of your grip. Sounds familiar? Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. Tunnel ...

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    Tips to Avoid Foodborne Illnesses

    By John Spinosa, M.D., Ph.D. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Tomatoes, ground beef, spinach and lettuce. Over the past few years, all of these foods have been associated with some type of illness—and unfortunately, you don’t know they’re not safe to eat until the nausea, cramping and other ...

  • News Releases

    Cancer Survivor’s Day Events Set at Scripps Memorial Hospital

    LA JOLLA – Scripps Cancer Center will host two free special events in La Jolla for cancer survivors, their families and the community at large as part of the 21st annual National Cancer Survivor’s Day celebrations in June. On Thursday, June 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Scripps Cancer Center will ...

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    New Concerns About Colon Polyps?

    By Andrew Mayer, M.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla For years, we’ve stressed to patients the need to screen for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women, with colonoscopy. A recent study regarding potentially cancerous flat lesions within the colon emphasizes ...

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    Trailblazer With a Big Heart Makes a Lasting Impression at Scripps

    Patricia Butler was always a leader — and still is. With a long list of accolades and accomplishments in her career, and in philanthropy, she continues to give to help others. Pat was the only female law student among 40 men in her 1931 graduating class at Emory University of Law, Atlanta. ...