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  • Patient Stories

    Organ Donor Gives Transplant Patient the Gift of Life and More

    Stacy Morrison has been living with type I diabetes for 45 years, a disease in which cells in the pancreas stop producing insulin. Without insulin, a person’s blood sugars become elevated and over time, this can damage vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and eyes. Three years ago, Stacy ...

    • Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
  • News

    Latest Treatment Breakthroughs in Cardiovascular Disease

    Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), including heart disease and high blood pressure, is the number one cause of death among Americans. Although commonly associated with men, CVD is also the leading cause of death among women, killing nearly 500,000 females each year. Technological advances, alternative ...

  • News Releases

    Scripps Encinitas Receives Prestigious International Award

    Baby-Friendly USA, implementor of the UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the United States announced the designation of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas as a U.S. “Baby-Friendly” hospital and the only such facility in San Diego County. There are only 42 Baby-Friendly ...

  • News Releases

    Scripps Surgeon First to Implant Electronic Knee

    Medical history was made in San Diego recently when a surgeon from the Scripps Clinic Division of Orthopaedic Surgery implanted into a patient a total knee prosthesis that has the ability to directly measure forces that occur within the knee. This type of prosthesis has never before been implanted ...

  • News

    Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

    Approximately 6 percent of the American population will eventually develop advanced colorectal cancer. The good news is that if detected early, colon cancer can be cured by surgery alone. Even better news—unlike most cancers, cancer from the colon and rectum can be completely prevented. ...

  • News

    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 ...

  • News

    LSVT Helps Parkinson's Patients Be Heard

    Many Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients think they are being heard clearly when they speak, but in reality, they can hardly be heard at all. During an audio taped speech and voice assessment session, they are surprised to learn that they are speaking so softly. The inability of people with PD ...

  • News

    CK Can Improve Vision in a Manner of Minutes

    Like most Baby Boomers, William Carroll viewed his reading glasses as an unwelcome sign of aging. So when the Carlsbad resident heard about a non-invasive vision procedure that could potentially eliminate his dependence on reading glasses, he immediately made an appointment with his ophthalmologist ...

  • News

    Urinary Incontinence: No Laughing Matter

    Anyone who has suffered from urinary incontinence knows that just laughing can bring on the embarrassing symptom: urine leakage. Primarily a female condition, it is a huge problem with one study suggesting that more than 35 percent of women will experience some type of incontinence in their ...

  • News Releases

    Expanded Orthopedic Center Planned for Scripps Encinitas Campus

    Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas announced today that San Dieguito Orthopedic Medical Center will open a comprehensive orthopedic center on the hospital’s campus. The new facility, which is scheduled to open in early Fall 2004, will be located in a fully-renovated 20,000 sq. ft. medical ...