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    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 ...

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    Scripps Health Named Among Top 15 Health Systems in Nation

    Scripps Health has been named among the 15 top health systems in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. This is Scripps’ third appearance on the Top Health System’s list. The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study analyzed data ...

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    Rancho Santa Fe Women Team Up to Improve North County Health Care

    The Rancho Santa Fe Review profiled four successful local women who are teaming up to improve health care in North County. Catherine Nicholas, Joanne Marks, Franci Free and Mary Miller are co-chairs of the Encinitas Gala, a fundraiser to support a much-needed expansion at Scripps Memorial Hospital ...

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    Scripps Health Celebrates Pet Therapy Volunteers

    Scripps honored its four-legged friends at its annual Pet Therapy Volunteer Recognition Party on Friday, April 11, 2014. The event – part of National Hospital Volunteer Week – was to further recognize the exceptional work provided by this select group of therapy dogs from across the Scripps Health ...

    • Monday, April 14th, 2014
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    Shortage of Health IT Professionals Imperils Health Care Reform Effort

    By the end of 2014, there will be a national shortfall of 51,000 qualified health IT professionals. With the shortage, medical centers have to compete for talent — particularly in rural areas, where it’s harder to attract qualified workers. Veronica Zaman, vice president of corporate ...

    • Thursday, April 10th, 2014
  • 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 ...

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    Expert Tips for Safely Soothing Your Baby

    Recent studies have questioned the safety of many popular baby “soothers,” such as infant noise machines and swaddling. But these methods can still be used without harming your baby, according to Dania Lindenberg, MD, a pediatrician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Hillcrest. “The key is ...

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    Caring for Yourself After the Loss of a Loved One

    Grief is a normal and natural response to death. It can affect our cognitive processes, tax our emotions, change our social lives and can even challenge our spiritual understanding. “Grief is inextricably tied to love” says Liane Fry, LMFT, bereavement specialist at Scripps Health. “Generally ...

    • Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
  • Health and Wellness

    Tips to Avoid Catching a Bug at the Doctor’s Office

    We go to the doctor to get well or make sure we stay healthy, but doctor’s offices and waiting rooms are frequently filled with sick people. Even if you are one of them, you don’t have to go home with a new contagious bug along with the ache or illness that spurred your visit. By taking ...

    • Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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    Scripps Encinitas Marks 50th Anniversary Serving North County

    Fifty years ago today, the doors opened to Encinitas’ first hospital. And what began as a small facility providing long-term convalescent care has grown into a busy, full-service medical facility that cares for more than 80,000 patients a year. And as it celebrates its heritage, Scripps Memorial ...