Scripps Health News, Press Releases, Wellness Tips and More

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  • 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 ...

  • Patient Stories

    Active Scripps Patients Score Comebacks

    Scripps recently invited San Diegans to share their personal medical comeback stories. These local residents overcame illnesses and returned to the activities they love, with the help of their Scripps physicians. Russ Zinser, Encinitas Zinser was an avid runner in the early ’80s. But when he ...

  • 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 ...