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  • 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 ...

  • Patient Stories

    Breast Cancer Survivor Praises Scripps Doctors

    True to her name, Luz Villafana lights up a room with her optimism and bravery. The breast cancer survivor, whose first name is Spanish for “light,” has made it her mission to speak out about the exceptional care at Scripps, praising her personalized treatment. “I am so very, very grateful to my ...

  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Patient Rips Cancer Like So Many Local Waves

    There’s a term to describe what happens to surfers when they’re unable to paddle out beyond the breaking waves. They’re caught inside. Lifelong surfer Andy Hutchison seldom has been caught inside. But he remembers experiencing a similar feeling on dry land. In 2003, the athletic 35-year-old was ...

  • Patient Stories

    As Summer Sizzles, Watch for Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses

    Ever wonder how hot a baseball field can get in the summer? Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso remembers a game in Alabama where the heat from his metal spikes burned through to the skin of his feet. Outfielder Carlos Quentin says he nearly fainted in the batter’s box during a long at bat in Kansas ...

    • Friday, August 3rd, 2012
  • Patient Stories

    Lap Band Surgery Helps Student Lose Nearly Half Her Body Weight

    When Jordan Button was 23 years old, she made a life-altering decision. At 5’8” and 271 pounds, she had struggled for most of her young life to manage her weight—and she had failed. “Overall, I was still in OK health,” says Button, “with no illnesses related to my weight. But I didn’t want to ...

  • Patient Stories

    Avoid Hazards on the Road to Raising Young Athletes

    The road to raising young athletes today often seems filled with hazardous conditions. “There are a lot of myths out there about the best ways to help kids excel in sports,” said Dr. Paul Stricker, a Scripps Clinic sports medicine pediatrician and former U.S. Olympic team physician. According to Dr. ...

  • Patient Stories

    Padres Team Doctor Cracks the Code on Fitness Myths

    To the casual baseball fan, watching a third base coach relay hand signals to a batter can be a confusing sight. For recreational athletes, understanding the best path to personal fitness can sometimes seem equally perplexing. What are some of the more common health and fitness myths circulating ...