Scripps Health News, Press Releases, Wellness Tips and More

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  • Patient Stories

    Offering Protection from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Rhina and Hector Paredes have turned the tragic loss of their teenage son into an opportunity to put better health safeguards in place for other local children. Rhina Paredes, a registered nurse at Scripps Health, had no idea her athletic 15-year-old son Eric had a heart condition until he ...

  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Returns Teacher to Head of Class

    Imagine suffering a head injury so severe, you couldn’t find your way to familiar places or follow a simple recipe. Then imagine being told by doctors that your injury had healed and you were fine. This was reality for Ticia Bracher, a 46-year-old special education teacher from La Mesa, Calif. In ...

  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Cancer Patient Honored at Padres Game

    Plenty of people today use social media as part of their daily routines. Some log on to discuss sports, while others plan vacations or share recipes. Michelle Reyes of Chula Vista discovered a different purpose for social networking two years ago when starting her fight against cancer: to provide ...

  • Patient Stories

    Husband Gives Gift to Honor His Wife's Compassionate Spirit

    Passionate about nurturing all things living, Shirle McConnor was a masterful gardener. She belonged to five garden clubs, graciously hosted numerous garden tours and gave joy to hundreds who admired her talents. Honoring her compassionate spirit and zest for life, Bill McConnor recently made a $1 ...

  • Patient Stories

    Revolutionary Heart Valve Surgery Performed at Scripps

    Retired elementary school teacher Ruth Bradshaw was never the type of person to let anything slow her down. Even at 87 years old, she enjoyed an active lifestyle that included Jazzercise with her friends. Several years ago, Bradshaw was diagnosed with a serious aortic valve problem. With increasing ...

  • Patient Stories

    Experimental Heart Procedure Helps Decorated Veteran Heal

    Lester Tenney has cheated death on multiple occasions. He is a survivor of World War II’s infamous Bataan Death March. He endured more than three years of slave labor in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. And three months ago, he benefited from an experimental heart procedure that will undoubtedly add ...

    • Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
  • Patient Stories

    Woman Finds Care She Needs for Rare Connective Tissue Disease

    Paula Procell takes life by the saddle. Despite living with the rare, connective tissue disease polymyositis, she hasn’t let her illness stop her from riding her Arabian horse Bella. Polymyositis, an inflammation and weakness of the skeletal muscles, varies from patient to patient, and no one ...

  • Patient Stories

    Surviving Heart Disease

    As a nurse, Kathy Stroik knew the signs and symptoms of a heart attack – but not when it happened to her. Kathy, a registered nurse at Scripps Mercy Hospital, has worked in the cardiac field for almost two decades. But when she experienced lower back and stomach pain in July 2009, she chalked it up ...

    • Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
  • Patient Stories

    San Diego Woman Proves Life Can Be Rewarding After Stroke

    Surprising as it may sound, San Diego resident Betty Santohigashi says surviving a devastating stroke has led her down a path she wouldn’t change, given the opportunity. Despite the hurdles she has faced during her journey toward recovery, she says the incredible self-discovery she’s gained along ...

  • Patient Stories

    Charitable Surgery Restores Local Decorator to Health for Holidays

    A local woman who is recovering from a dire medical condition that struck last summer is now recovering and using her professional decorating skills to brighten the holidays for San Diego County residents. Shirley Rogers of Tierrasanta recently underwent surgery to repair two breast cancer ...