San Diego Health Podcast

Representing healthy living in San Diego, a person holds their lower back for the latest episode about back pain relief.

San Diego Health Podcast

Get health advice and learn about advances in medicine at Scripps through the San Diego Health Podcast. Hosted by Susan Taylor, the bi-weekly program features physicians and other health providers. Episodes cover a wide range of topics to help you get well and stay healthy.  

Episode 6: When Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Is the Best Option for Chronic Back Pain

Episode 6: When Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Is the Best Option for Chronic Back Pain

Orthopedic surgeon James Bruffey, MD, talks with his patient Mark Erwin, who was sidelined by chronic back pain at age 40.

Episode 5: LVADs, Pacemakers and How One Woman Is Thriving After a Heart Transplant

Episode 5: LVADs, Pacemakers and How One Woman Is Thriving After a Heart Transplant

Scripps heart failure specialist J. Thomas Heywood, MD, talks with his patient Darla Calvet about treating heart failure with the LVAD. 

Episode 4: How Research at Scripps Could Revolutionize Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Episode 4: How Research at Scripps Could Revolutionize Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Physician-scientist Darryl D'Lima discusses stem cells, smart implants and 3-D tissue printing as new solutions for osteoarthritis.

Past episodes

Episode 3: Knowing When the Watchman Is Right for Your Heart

Scripps cardiologist Douglas Gibson, MD, and his patient David Brush discuss how the Watchman heart device came to be the right solution for Brush, who has AFib. Listen now >


Episode 2: When to Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?

Personal trainer and avid runner Christine Burke joins her doctor, Scripps orthopedic surgeon Rina Jain, MD, to discuss how Burke’s hip replacement surgery led to relief from a decade of hip pain. Listen now >


Episode 1: Surprising Risk Factors and Early Signs of Heart Attack in Women

Cardiologists Christina Adams, MD, and Poulina Uddin, MD — both from Scripps Women’s Heart Center — discuss how heart attack symptoms are different in women and share what you need to know about heart health today. Listen now >