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  • News Releases

    Governor Schwarzenegger Names Chris Van Gorder to state Commission on Emergency Medical Services

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has named Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Van Gorder is a member of the California Hospital Association Board of Directors’ Executive Committee and immediate past chair of the ...

    • Monday, March 13th, 2006
  • News Releases

    Scripps Encinitas is North County's First Certified Primary Stroke Center

    ENCINITAS, CA. – Stroke symptoms can be difficult to identify and are often misinterpreted. As a result, many strokes are not treated urgently, even though short delays increase the patient’s chances of severe disability or death. In recognition of the importance of providing treatment ...

    • Thursday, March 9th, 2006
  • News Releases

    Documentary Highlights Integrative Medicine

    La Jolla, CA. The New Medicine, coming to PBS March 29, 2006, 9 p.m., is an in-depth look at the emerging field of mind-body medicine and how it is transforming health care in the United States. Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, is prominently featured in this two-hour documentary, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Vertigo: Causes and Treatments

    by John Vaughan, M.D. Who hasn’t experienced the strange sensation of the world suddenly spinning before their eyes? Sometimes it happens when you step off of an amusement park ride that had you going round in circles. Or it may be triggered by something as simple as blowing your nose too ...

    • Friday, February 24th, 2006
  • Health and Wellness

    Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback

    Like polio and smallpox, many of us think of whooping cough as an illness that had been all but eradicated in the United States. After all, protection against pertussis, the infection commonly known as whooping cough, is part of the DTP vaccine series most people receive as very young children. So ...

    • Friday, February 24th, 2006
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    New Hope for Heart Failure Patients

    Patti Menotti has had a long struggle with heart disease. The Carlsbad resident, 70, has had a heart attack, undergone bypass surgery and now suffers from congestive heart failure (CHF). Her heart muscle has become so weakened it has difficulty pumping, leading to complications, such as fluid in her ...

  • News Releases

    Chief Bowman Chairs Scripps Board

    San Diego Fire Chief Jeff Bowman is the new chair of the Scripps Health Board of Trustees.Bowman, who joined the board in 2004, has more than 12 years experience on health system governance boards in Los Angeles. Bowman came to San Diego as fire chief in 2002 from Anaheim where he had served as ...

    • Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
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    Lessons From a Tragedy

    By Chris Van Gorder California seems to have accepted the fact that our state sometime in the future will be hit by “the big one,” an earthquake beyond anything we have known before. Strangely, however, we, like Louisiana and Mississippi, are not fully engaged in preparing for such a ...

    • Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
  • News Releases

    Scripps Mercy Surgeons Perform New Spine Procedure

    Scripps Mercy Hospital neurosurgeons Sohaib Kureshi, M.D. and Geoffrey Zubay, M.D., were the first in San Diego to perform a state-of-the-art procedure called X-Stop®. This revolutionary procedure was recently approved for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine resulting ...

  • Health and Wellness

    New Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes

    What do Halle Berry, Mary Tyler Moore, Thomas Edison and B.B. King have in common besides being famous? They all have or had diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps transport glucose (blood sugar) into ...

    • Tuesday, February 7th, 2006