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Modern Healthcare magazine this week published its 2014 list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, which this year includes Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder (No. 65) and Scripps Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD (No. 94). It is Van Gorder’s sixth time on the list and ...
- Friday, August 29th, 2014
Scripps dermatologists and their staffs turned the Mission Beach Lifeguard Station into a mini-clinic for several hours recently and provided free skin cancer screenings to lifeguards and firefighters, whose jobs require them to spend a great deal of time outdoors. The Scripps physicians, working ...
Construction on the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, which began in June 2011, is nearing completion. The facility, located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, is expected to be open for patient care by spring of 2015. As part of its “Soaring Dimensions” special report, ...
- Thursday, August 28th, 2014
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
HealthLeaders, a national health care industry publication, recently featured Scripps Proton Therapy Center in an article about the growth of proton radiation centers in the United States. Scripps Proton Therapy Center is the nation’s only center to treat patients exclusively with pencil-beam ...
- Monday, August 25th, 2014
- Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise among pregnant women. In recent years, the number of women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy has been significantly on the rise. Fortunately, the news isn’t all bad — if you have a history of gestational diabetes, you can take steps to significantly reduce ...
- Monday, August 25th, 2014
- Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
Roneet Lev, MD, emergency medicine physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital, was interviewed for an article on what San Diego physicians are doing to combat prescription drug abuse.
- Sunday, August 24th, 2014
LGBT Weekly recently published a preview story about an educational lecture on prostate cancer that Scripps Health will present on Oct. 7. The event is free and open to the public and will be led by a team of medical experts from Scripps. Attendees will learn about screening guidelines and different ...
Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD, applauded the Food and Drug Administration’s recent clearance of the AliveCor smartphone ECG device for detecting atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that significantly increase the risk of a stroke. “It’s a positive ...
- Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Scripps Health, through Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, invested $47.7 million into community benefit programs and services in coastal North County during fiscal year 2013. In all, Scripps Health, which operates five hospital campuses and more than two dozen clinics throughout San Diego County, ...
- Thursday, August 21st, 2014
- Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
Scripps Clinic family medicine specialist John Dawkins, MD, was a guest on KUSI’s 5 p.m. news on Tuesday and shared some valuable tips on how to protect yourself from heat stroke and heat exhaustion during the hot summer months. In San Diego, the hottest months are usually August, September ...
- Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
- Scripps Clinic Del Mar