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    Patric Thomas Appointed Chief Information Officer for Scripps Health

    SAN DIEGO – Patric Thomas has been appointed chief information officer for Scripps Health. As CIO and corporate vice president, Thomas will direct all information services functions for the $2.2 billion non-profit health care system. Since February, Thomas has served as interim CIO, having joined ...

    • Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
  • Scripps in the News

    Cancer During Pregnancy Presents Unique Challenges

    A recent article in the Press-Enterprise examines the challenges women face when fighting cancer while pregnant. Detection is made difficult by the body’s changes, which often mask symptoms, while treatment options may be more limited due to concerns for the baby. Battling cancer during ...

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    Landmark Study Launched to Assess Impact of Personal Genetic Testing

    SAN DIEGO – A consortium of health care, technology and research leaders have joined forces in a first-of-its-kind research study to assess the behavioral impact of personal genetic testing on people who choose to receive such screenings to identify their potential risk for developing certain ...

    • Thursday, October 9th, 2008
  • Scripps in the News

    Will disease data change patients' habits?

    Researchers at Scripps Translational Science Institute are assessing the behavioral impact of personal genetic testing on people who choose to receive such screenings to identify their potential risk for developing certain diseases. The article appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune: ...

    • Thursday, October 9th, 2008
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    New Plastic Surgeon Joins Scripps Clinic

    Growing up in a middle-class family in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., Salvatore Pacella, M.D., M.B.A. inherited a meticulous attention to detail and a keen, concentrated work ethic from his Italian immigrant parents. Raised by a father who worked on cars and a mother who was a hairstylist, seeing that ...

  • Scripps Tips - October 2008

    A monthly list of story ideas for journalists Maintaining Your Mental Health During Uncertain Economic Times Is the economy stressing you out? Psychologists say it is normal to feel this way — but there are some things you can do to help alleviate the stress. Chief of Psychology at Scripps ...

    • Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
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    Healing Environment Leads Many to Become Benefactors

    Those who come to Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine describe the physical surroundings as nurturing and soothing. They may not be able to pinpoint why precisely. Maybe it’s the natural light and warm colors; comfortable seating and welcoming spaces; or the overall design of an environment in ...

    • Monday, October 6th, 2008
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    Scripps Health Urges San Diegans to Register for AlertSanDiego

    Scripps Health is urging residents of San Diego County to go to www.ReadySanDiego.org and register for AlertSanDiego. This system allows registrants to receive emergency notifications through their mobile phone, e-mail address and Voice over IP. Increased AlertSanDiego registration is a main goal of ...

    • Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
  • Health and Wellness

    A Vacation for the Mind

    Give your mind a vacation and promote healing for body, mind and spirit by using this four-step guided-imagery meditation. By Lynda Light, M.Ed. 1. Stay present. Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Now take three deep breaths to relax the body and clear the mind. Pay close attention to the ...

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    Creating a Life in Balance

    “I was working 40 to 60 hours a week as a volunteer and going through a difficult personal time too,” explains Johnson. “I was heading toward a health crisis.” A self-proclaimed overachiever, Johnson’s fast-paced, high-stress lifestyle only exacerbated her high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ...

    • Tuesday, September 30th, 2008