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  • Scripps in the News

    Surging Flu Levels Crowding San Diego County Hospitals

    With cases of influenza surging across San Diego County, hospitals are seeing a rise in emergency room patients with flu-like symptoms, and hospital beds are filling up with people suffering from severe cases of the seasonal illness. The virulent H1N1 strain of the virus is more prevalent this year, ...

  • News Releases

    Scripps Health Ranked in Top 25 of Fortune Magazine’s National ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’

    Scripps Health has been named among the top 25 employers in the nation by Fortune magazine. Fortune’s 17th annual list of America’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” ranked Scripps as No. 24 — up from No. 43 last year — and is one of only two San Diego-based companies to make the list since the ...

    • Thursday, January 16th, 2014
  • News Releases

    Scripps Health Offers Tips As Flu Surges in San Diego County

    With cases of seasonal flu rising quickly across San Diego County, Scripps Health is reminding local residents of some basic tips for keeping influenza at bay and dealing with the illness if it strikes. “The sudden surge in local flu cases this year might have caught some people off guard, but there ...

  • Scripps in the News

    No Cure for COPD; Treatment Available

    COPD — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — is a progressive disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe and is one of the most common lung diseases in adults. It is marked by difficulty exhaling because of changes in the lungs, shortness of breath, chronic cough and production of large ...

  • Scripps in the News

    NIH Director Calls Scripps Research "Amazing Stuff"

    In the world of medical research, there are few endorsements more coveted than the one from the director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, MD. The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) received such a nod when Dr. Collins posted a commentary on his NIH blog about the ...

    • Thursday, January 16th, 2014
  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Researcher Praises $1,000 Genome Breakthrough

    More than a decade after the first human genome was sequenced for hundreds of millions of dollars, San Diego-based Illumina has unveiled its new DNA mapping system that can do the job for $1,000. Breaking the $1,000 cost barrier is significant because researchers can now afford to sequence the large ...

    • Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
  • Health and Wellness

    5 Healthy Ways to Increase Your Energy

    In recent years, energy drinks have been widely marketed as a fast way to reduce fatigue and increase alertness. These quick boosts of energy, however, can have damaging side effects. “Energy drinks are different than a cup of coffee,” says Adina Smarandache, MD, an internal medicine ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Top 5 Wellness Stories of 2013

    The Scripps health e-newsletter covered nearly 50 different topics in 2013. While all the articles were designed to help you improve your health and wellness, some piqued more interest than others. Topics about eating right, taking care of your body and enjoying a happy, healthy life got the most ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Acne Scar Treatment Options

    By Edward Victor Ross, MD, Dermatologist Acne can leave a lasting reminder of its presence in the form of a scar on your skin. While these telltale bumps and depressions have no serious health ramifications, they can damage self-esteem — which is never a good thing. Thankfully, there are treatments ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Researchers Closing in on Heart Attack Blood Test

    Researchers with Scripps Clinic and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have laid the groundwork for creating a blood test that one day might predict heart attacks days or weeks before they happen in high risk patients. Kelly Bethel, MD and Eric Topol, MD, along with their TSRI colleagues, ...

    • Tuesday, January 14th, 2014