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  • Health and Wellness

    How to Ease Your Child’s Fears About Doctor Visits

    A visit to the pediatrician could be anxiety-provoking for a young child. It’s not surprising. The doctor’s office can be full of unfamiliar sights, sounds and sensations. So how can a parent help ease his or her child’s fears? “Feeling out of control is scary, especially for a toddler whose verbal ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Ways to Cut Your Sugar Intake

    If you’re like the average American, you probably get about 16 percent of your total daily calories from added sugars, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s roughly 320 calories per day, or 20 teaspoons of added sugars, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. For many people, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Why Blood Pressure Matters

    If you ask most people how much they weigh, they may be reluctant to share — but chances are they can easily recall what the scale showed the last few times they stepped on it. Ask that same group of people their blood pressure, and they’ll probably have a harder time answering. While many of us ...

  • Scripps in the News

    KPBS Interviews Scripps Expert for Tips to Help Reduce Skin Cancers

    KPBS radio and TV news interviewed Hubert Greenway, MD to learn the latest advances in the prevention and treatment of skin cancers. Dr. Greenway is chairman of Mohs and dermatologic surgery at Scripps Clinic. Visit KPBS to hear and view Reducing Skin Cancers in San Diego.

  • Scripps in the News

    U-T San Diego & Scripps Clinic: What You Should Know About Melanoma

    In the latest Savvy Patient article in the U-T San Diego, Hubert Greenway, M.D., shares the essential facts about prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancers. The American Academy of Dermatology has designated May 5 as Melanoma Monday to spread the word about skin cancers. Visit the U-T San ...

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    ‘Belly Button’ Hysterectomy Now a Reality

    One inch. Now that’s all it takes to perform a hysterectomy. Thanks to recent improvements in robotic surgery technology, it is now possible that an entire hysterectomy—surgical removal of the uterus— can be completed through a one-inch incision hidden in the belly button. This new technique, ...

  • News Releases

    Scripps is First in Region to Implant Wireless Cardiac Pacemaker

    Scripps Health became the first health care provider in Southern California to implant the investigational Nanostim™ leadless pacemaker, the world’s first wireless pacemaker totally implanted in the heart, as part of the Leadless II Clinical Trial. Developed for patients with bradycardia – a heart ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Over-the-Counter Painkillers: How to Choose

    Do you ever get a headache trying to figure out which over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication to take for different aches and pains? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, more than 81 percent of U.S. adults use OTC medications as their first response to ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Treatment Options for Pelvic Floor Disorders

    As any woman who has gone through childbirth can attest, carrying and delivering a baby can be a wonderful experience—but it isn’t easy on the body. Months of supporting a growing baby, followed by labor and delivery, can take a toll on the muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that make up the ...

  • Scripps in the News

    CPR: Lifesaving Technique

    CPR is a lifesaving technique that can be used in emergency situations such as when a person’s heart stops beating as a result of sudden cardiac arrest or when a person is near death from drowning. Dr. Douglas Gibson, from Scripps Clinic discusses how CPR can be the difference between life and death ...