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  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Helps Law Enforcement Commander Take Control of His Weight

    After pounding 26.2 miles of pavement, Eric Swanson flew across the finish line at the San Diego 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with some tough competition on his heels. He completed the race in 3 hours, 14 minutes and 41 seconds—a time that would fill many seasoned distance runners with a ...

  • Patient Stories

    Carlsbad Author Recovers from Paralyzing Bike Injury

    One year ago, Carlsbad resident John Miksa, an author and avid cyclist, was paralyzed from the neck down in a cycling accident. Paramedics transferred him by helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where emergency surgery saved his life. Twenty-one days later, he walked out of Scripps ...

  • Patient Stories

    Man's Life is Transformed After Having Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Sam Hamood was once a self-described scrawny guy. After joining the Navy, he changed his physique through diligence and discipline, adding pounds of muscle to his 6-foot, 1-inch frame. “When you are out to sea or in a foreign country, eating excessively and drinking all the time isn’t an option,” he ...

    • Monday, August 2nd, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    Scripps La Jolla Performs 1st of a Kind Surgery

    Linda Sounart has suffered from chronic heartburn for almost 20 years. The 62-year-old Carlsbad resident has tried modifying her diet, popping antacids by the handful, and taking a variety of prescription medications. But on May 6 at 1 p.m., Sounart became one of the first patients in San Diego ...

  • Patient Stories

    The Padres' Top 5 Medical Comebacks

    During the past 30 years as the Padres’ official health care provider, Scripps Clinic has helped heal countless injuries and illnesses. But for a select few Padres, the journey from injury to health has been truly phenomenal. Scripps orthopedic surgeon Jan Fronek, MD, and Padres head athletic ...

  • Patient Stories

    Cancer Screening Helps Padres Coach Stay in the Game

    When Padres minor league coach Tony Muser teaches the fundamentals of hitting a baseball, he starts with the basics: rhythm, timing and visualization. “You’ve gotta be able to see the ball and understand what you’re looking at,” he says. “You can’t hit something you can’t see.” Muser, 62, says the ...

  • Patient Stories

    Innovative Stroke Prevention Techniques Help a Woman Beat the Odds

    Forty-five-year-old Rebecca Flynn is a fit, energetic and healthy-looking mother of two. She has never smoked, she watches her diet and exercises. On the surface, she doesn’t appear to be someone who is at high risk for suffering a stroke. But over a three-year period starting in 2006, Flynn had ...

  • Patient Stories

    Dedicated Volunteer Supports Scripps With Generous Gift

    In 1974, Ruth Graul started volunteering at Scripps. Thirty-five years later, she is still one of our most dedicated volunteers, with more than 34,000 volunteer hours to her credit – and counting. “I started volunteering when Scripps was on Prospect Street in downtown La Jolla, and my daughter was a ...

    • Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    Woman Gets a Second Chance After Serious Flu Complications

    Walking along the rocky shores at La Jolla Cove, Alicia Contreras takes a deep breath and as she exhales she says with a grin, “This is the most beautiful place in world. The ocean has never been bluer, the sun has never been brighter, and I am happy to be alive.” The spot holds special significance ...

    • Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
  • Patient Stories

    Pocket-Sized Device at Scripps Helps to Quickly Diagnose a Runner's Heart Attack

    Debbie Lanpheer doesn’t slow down. An avid runner for more than 25 years, Debbie looks forward to an hour-long run almost every day. Add to that, a busy lifestyle as a wife and mother of two young children, and the 49 year old is on the go from morning to night. When Debbie recently experienced ...