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    Scripps Mercy Hospital Performs 10,000th Procedure

    Surgeons at Pacific Bariatric Surgical Medical Group (PBSMG) and Scripps Mercy Hospital recently performed their 10,000th bariatric surgical procedure. This milestone has been reached by only a handful of bariatric surgery programs in the world. Surgeons with the practice have been performing ...

  • Scripps Tips- April 2007

    New Scripps Genomic Medicine Program Takes Shape as Gene-Based Medicine Reaches the National Agenda Congress is on the verge of passing federal legislation designed to prohibit genetic discrimination, which would make it illegal to deny health insurance or employment to healthy Americans based ...

  • Scripps Tips- February 2007

    Proposed Federal Budget Cuts Threaten Health Care Safety Net San Diego’s hospitals – many already under enormous financial pressure – could find it more difficult to care for Medicare and MediCal patients if President Bush’s budget is adopted. This week, the president ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Holiday Feasts Can Still Be Healthy

    by Danielle Lipparelli, M.S., R.D. When the holidays draw near, my thoughts are instantly besieged with memories of family gatherings, twinkling lights, mouth-watering entrees and sumptuous desserts.This is that time of year we celebrate and feast. As a registered dietitian, I’m often asked ...

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    Scripps Mercy Hospital Receives Largest Gift in its History

    (SAN DIEGO, CA) – Conrad T. Prebys, noted San Diego developer, has made a gift of $10 million to support Scripps Mercy Hospital’s emergency department and trauma services. This life-saving, transformational gift is the largest donation to the not-for-profit hospital in its 116-year ...

  • Scripps Story Tips

    Just Announced! Scripps Building New Cardiovascular Institute Studies show that higher volumes result in better outcomes when it comes to cardiac procedures. Scripps’ plans for a new major Cardiovascular Institute unite the expertise and technology of multiple cardiac programs under one roof ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Treatment Options for Chronic Heartburn

    by Dan I. Giurgiu, M.D., F.A.C.S., Scripps Mercy Hospital Heartburn is a common ailment experienced by many Americans each day. The intense burning discomfort in the chest or throat is the result of harsh stomach acid coming into contact with and irritating the delicate lining of the esophagus, the ...

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    Scripps Mercy Surgeons Perform New Spine Procedure

    Scripps Mercy Hospital neurosurgeons Sohaib Kureshi, M.D. and Geoffrey Zubay, M.D., were the first in San Diego to perform a state-of-the-art procedure called X-Stop®. This revolutionary procedure was recently approved for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine resulting ...

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    The Many Roles of Mercy Clinic

    In 1946, when Mercy physicians helped create the Guadalupe Clinic in Barrio Logan, they were trying to fulfill a community need, to create a place where all people could get care—in many ways, that dream has come true at Mercy Clinic. With more than 30,000 patient visits each year, the clinic ...

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    Mercy Outreach Surgical Team Treats 293 Children

    The Mercy Surgical Outreach Team (MOST) recently returned from Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico, where members performed 293 procedures to repair cleft palates, cleft lips and strabismus or crossed-eyes. “Correcting the deformities of these children boosts their self-esteem, " says Thomas ...