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Kjarla “KJ” Foster is no stranger to heart failure. Not only has it has taken the lives of her father, sister and two brothers, but last fall it came dangerously close to taking her life, too. The 57-year-old Oceanside resident was busy living a full and active life with her husband, George. But all ...
- Monday, June 10th, 2013
Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD, combined light-hearted humor with serious exchanges about digital health technology and the future of medicine during a guest appearance on Comedy Central’s hit program “The Colbert Report.” The cardiologist and genomics ...
Your heart beats approximately 100,000 times every day. It is one of the most complex and hardest working parts of your body. And because of all the work your heart does for you, it deserves the best care. Scripps physicians have been researching techniques and devices designed to help improve ...
- Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Scripps month-long social media campaign “The Beat Goes On” came to a splashing and successful conclusion at noon on Monday, Feb.4 2013. That’s when employees and volunteers at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla teamed up with local residents to form a human heart around future Hall-of-Fame ...
- Monday, February 11th, 2013
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
By Kiyon Chung, MD, Scripps Health With both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month on the calendar, February is all about keeping hearts happy. While coronary heart disease (CHD) remains the leading cause of death among both women and men—claiming one in four lives in the United States—the ...
- Monday, January 28th, 2013
- Scripps Mercy Hospital
Each year, about 1.2 million people in the United States have heart attacks. When a heart attack strikes, what happens in the next few minutes can make a critical difference in both the immediate and long-term health consequences. Read the full article in which Martin Charlat, MD, a cardiologist ...
- Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Through sponsorship of the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation, Scripps volunteers, including physicians and nurses, screen students throughout the San Diego and Riverside regions to help raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents. The Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation urges parents ...
- Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
The combined heart programs at Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla are one of the six California hospitals recognized on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2013 “100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs” list. The publication first identified hospitals that offer outstanding heart ...
Scripps dunk-tank fund-raising drive for heart care pits Padres hall-of-fame pitcher Trevor Hoffman against former news anchor Susan Taylor
- Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Medical understanding of role of dietary fat in health and wellness has changed greatly in the past 40 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says fats and oils supplied about 45 percent of calories during the 1960s. Back then, the adult obesity rate was 9.7 percent, and less than 1 percent of ...
- Tuesday, December 11th, 2012