Scripps Health News, Press Releases, Wellness Tips and More

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  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Goes Inside the Padres Training Room

    As the Padres’ head athletic trainer, Todd Hutcheson’s job is to keep players in top condition to compete. He offers an inside glimpse into his special role with the team. Q: What does a head athletic trainer do? A: “I head the team’s sports medicine department, which includes assistant trainer Paul ...

  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Physicians Help Teen Tackle Rare Disorder

    Wind and driving rain made it tougher than usual for football player Joshua Church at his high school homecoming game. The 17-year-old linebacker went down as the running back’s helmet hit his thigh. Joshua had been playing football for three years and loved the hard-hitting sport, so after 10 ...

  • Patient Stories

    Scripps and Komen Take Unique Approach to Bridge Health Gap

    Browse the aisles inside Northgate Market in Chula Vista and you’ll have no problem filling your grocery list. But for some shoppers, the most useful part of their trip is located just outside the store’s front doors. That’s where Raquel Sandoval sets up shop once a month. ...

    • Monday, July 8th, 2013
  • Patient Stories

    How Do Padres Keep Fit for the Long Haul?

    At 162 games, Major League Baseball has the longest regular season in pro sports. How do Padres players stay strong for the long haul? Chris Denorfia (outfield): “I’ve started to get into an anti-inflammatory diet, which focuses on things that are better for your body. More fish and ...

    • Thursday, June 20th, 2013
  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Gives Hope for Heart Failure Patients

    Kjarla “KJ” Foster is no stranger to heart failure. Not only has it has taken the lives of her father, sister and two brothers, but last fall it came dangerously close to taking her life, too. The 57-year-old Oceanside resident was busy living a full and active life with her husband, George. But all ...

    • Monday, June 10th, 2013
  • Patient Stories

    Unique Program Helps Woman Navigate Cancer Treatment

    Michele Nolta’s Story Michele Nolta will always be grateful to her Scripps doctors, and for Scripps Health Foundation’s annual Spinoff: Auction for Life event, which has raised millions of dollars to support advanced cancer care and our unique patient navigation program that guided her ...

    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Helps Local DJ Press ‘Play’ Again on a Musical Life

    Music rings through every chapter of Scott Butler’s life story. He performed in a youth choir and later played trombone in high school. During college, he sang lead vocals in a rock band. And for more than a decade, he’s run a successful local DJ business. But the music suddenly went silent for ...

  • Patient Stories

    After Beating Cancer, Scripps Patient Passes ‘Toughest Test’

    Last spring, Sven Jensen got the news nobody wants to receive. Doctors diagnosed a fast-growing malignant tumor at the base of his tongue, which had spread to his neck. Jensen underwent three major surgeries, six rounds of chemotherapy and 35 radiation treatments – all within two months. But when ...

  • Patient Stories

    Hoops, Hardball and Health

    The NCAA basketball season has just ended, but San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher will still keep track of important scores. His health scores. “When it comes to your health, the best offense is a good defense,” said Fisher, who has guided the Aztecs to seven Mountain West ...

  • Patient Stories

    Patient Thanks His ED Doctors for Saving His Life

    Blake Peter will be forever grateful that paramedics took him to the Conrad Prebys Emergency and Trauma Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital. Blake can’t remember his first 23 hours at Scripps Mercy, but he will never forget the emergency department team that saved his life. Code Blue Blake became a ...