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    State OKs Joint License for Two Scripps Hospitals

    The California Department of Health Services has approved the joint license application for Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista. The decision brings the two hospital campuses together under one license and one name – Scripps Mercy Hospital. The Hillcrest campus ...

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    Understanding Clinical Depression

    by Charles Moreau M.D., Scripps Mercy Hospital Many people may experience periods of sadness during their lifetime. This feeling may last for as little as a couple of hours or for as long as two weeks or more. Although many people equate depression with an extended period of sadness, people who ...

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    Catheter Ablations Help Hearts Find Their Rhythm

    Twenty-four year old Natalie Nelson had been suffering from a heart arrhythmia for more than a month. Her heart rate would suddenly begin to race out of control and often ended with a trip to the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas emergency room. Natalie’s rapid heart rate would begin at ...

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    Advances in Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be useful in up to 60 percent of patients with colorectal cancer seen by Scripps Cancer Center specialists. The treatment is most effective earlier in the course of colorectal malignancy (Stages II and II) when given immediately before or after surgery, especially when the lymph ...

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    New Therapy is Changing Lives for Lymphedema Sufferers

    Fifty-nine-year-old Mary Bennett first noticed swelling in her feet. In the next six weeks, she gained 90 pounds, her legs doubled in size and she was faced with painful, large open leg wounds. Mary has lymphedema, a condition most often caused by an accumulation of lymphatic fluid when lymph nodes ...

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    Make Sure Your Children are Properly Immunized

    With the new school year upon us, now is the time for parents to make sure their children are fully immunized. While many of these immunizations are required by the state and school, some are not. However, all are strongly encouraged to protect your child, from infancy to college age, from ...

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    Scripps Mercy Hospital Designated as Level I Trauma Center

    Scripps Mercy Hospital is now designated a Level I Trauma Center. The hospital received the recognition on Tuesday by the County of San Diego, Board of Supervisors. In order to be a Level I Trauma Center, the hospital must meet specified criteria related to patient volume performance, access to ...

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    San Diego Summer Safety Tips

    Ah, summer in San Diego. The beach. The sun. The barbecue. The sports. Sounds great, right? Well, it can be. But it can also be a time for serous injuries. As an emergency room physician, I see a spike in certain types of injuries as the temperatures rise. It helps to be prepared and understand that ...

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    Study Finds Exercise More Important than Diet in Losing Weight

    Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to increase your physical activity? Perhaps you joined a gym or began taking brisk walks three or more days a week? If so, and you’re still waiting to see the results, you should continue with your exercise routine – or even step it up a ...

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    Heart Disease: The Greatest Health Risk For Women

    Many of us wear pink ribbons and we “walk for a cure” to battle a big threat to women’s health. But the number one killer of women in America isn’t breast cancer. It’s heart disease. A recent cover story in a national magazine noted that more women die of heart disease ...