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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 ...
- Thursday, January 10th, 2013
- Scripps Polster Breast Care Center
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 ...
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
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 ...
- Friday, July 27th, 2012
- Scripps Clinic Del Mar
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. ...
- Thursday, July 5th, 2012
- Scripps Clinic
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 ...
- Monday, June 18th, 2012
- Scripps Clinic
During his 25 years on the force, San Diego Police Officer Christopher Smith has come face to face with criminals of all sorts. The strong and steady demeanor Smith forged in the line of duty has also served him well in his battle with cancer. In 2004, Smith was diagnosed with colon cancer and had ...
- Friday, June 1st, 2012
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Like many Southern California teenagers in the late 1980s, Mark Loretta enjoyed bodysurfing, playing sports and basking in the sun. “Back then, getting a sunburn was no big deal,” he said. “Just another part of summer.” Fast forward to the summer of 2004, when Loretta — ...
- Monday, April 30th, 2012
- Scripps Clinic
Bruce Buttermore is no stranger to cancer. As a longtime manager of radiation therapy for Scripps Health, Buttermore has helped provide compassionate care to thousands of cancer patients over the years. But in July 2010, life took an unexpected turn for Buttermore when the care provider suddenly ...
Calista Davis thought she had indigestion. A dynamic human resources professional who works for the San Diego County YMCA, Davis is naturally high-energy and loves travel, exploring and hiking. In early 2011, walking the hills of San Francisco with a physician friend, she found herself breathless ...
- Wednesday, February 29th, 2012