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Dec 21, 2015, 11:42 ET 'Moneyball' Comes to Medicine

 After leading a data revolution in Major League Baseball, Paul DePodesta is joining the faculty of the Scripps Translational Science Institute...


Oct 20, 2014, 13:20 ET Track Legend Steve Scott Reveals Prostate Cancer and Proton Therapy

Steve Scott became one of the greatest mile runners in American history by taking a strategic approach to his craft. To view the multimedia assets...


Sep 23, 2014, 08:00 ET 5-Year-Old Brain Cancer Patient Completes Proton Therapy, Awaits Kindergarten

 While proton therapy recently began in the Czech Republic for British pediatric brain cancer patent Ashya King, another case in the United...


Feb 19, 2014, 17:09 ET Scripps Opens Nation's First Pencil Beam-Only Proton Center

 Until recently, cancer patients looking for the most precise form of proton radiation therapy – "pencil-beam scanning" – had to...


Jan 20, 2014, 19:06 ET American College of Healthcare Executives Bestows Its Highest Honor on Scripps CEO

 Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder will be honored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) with a Gold Medal...


Sep 30, 2013, 11:39 ET Scripps CEO: It's not all about Oct. 1

With the launch of California's new health insurance exchange Oct. 1, Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder is making the case for calm,...


Jul 01, 2013, 15:12 ET Novel Device May Help Stop Leaky Heart Valves

 Virginia Anderer, a native of Chicago, never thought she would see her beloved city again due to her failing heart which prevented her from...


Apr 15, 2013, 15:09 ET Scripps Health Named Among Top 15 Health Systems in Nation

 Scripps Health has been named among the 15 top health systems in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health...


Feb 01, 2013, 11:45 ET Scripps Health Campaign Spotlights Heartwarming Recoveries

The first new television advertising campaign in more than 10 years from Scripps Health features ads with compelling and dramatic twists to the...


Jan 25, 2013, 17:27 ET Researchers at Scripps to Study Possible New Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

Scripps Clinic, in partnership with The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has begun the research phase of a proposed clinical trial using...


Oct 18, 2012, 09:00 ET Scripps Physicians are First on West Coast to Use World's Smallest Heart Pump

 It was a banner day for Gilbert Manderscheid. The 70-year-old Las Vegas resident not only survived a risky heart procedure, but he also was...


Oct 03, 2012, 07:00 ET Scripps Translational Science Institute and Scripps Health Get $3.75M Grant from Qualcomm Foundation to Boost Digital Medicine

Scripps Health announced today that it has been awarded a $3.75 million grant from the Qualcomm Foundation, to be used for the Scripps...


Sep 24, 2012, 09:30 ET New Study Shows PTSD Symptoms in Combat-Exposed Military Can Be Reduced with Healing Touch and Guided Imagery

 Healing touch combined with guided imagery (HT+GI) provides significant clinical reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms...


Jun 27, 2012, 11:07 ET Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform To Take Back Seat to Providers' Role in Driving Transformation

 The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the health care reform bill later this week – but San Diego-based Scripps Health...


May 11, 2012, 14:30 ET Scripps Doctors Study Novel New Device to Diagnose Irregular Heart Beat

 A study conducted at Scripps Health has found that a novel new heart monitoring device helped emergency room patients avoid unnecessary...


Mar 21, 2012, 14:22 ET Will You Have a Heart Attack? New Test Can Possibly Predict

New findings from a landmark research study led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) – a collaborative program between...


Mar 16, 2012, 15:47 ET Obesity Raises Death Risk Tied To Sleeping Pills

Obesity appears to significantly increase the risk of death tied to sleeping pills, nearly doubling the rate of mortality even among those...


Feb 27, 2012, 19:53 ET Scripps Study Finds Higher Death Risk With Sleeping Pills

 People are relying on sleeping pills more than ever to get a good night's rest, but a new study by Scripps Clinic researchers links the...


Jan 18, 2012, 09:00 ET New Book, 'The Creative Destruction of Medicine,' Describes How Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

The inventions of cell phones, personal computers, and the Internet ushered in the digital revolution and altered our existence in ways that were...


Jan 17, 2012, 16:00 ET Scripps-led Study in JAMA Shows New Drug Helps "Bridge" Stent Patients to Cardiac Surgery

New findings from a research study led by physicians at Scripps Health reveal that the investigational drug cangrelor has the unique...


Nov 09, 2011, 14:30 ET Scripps Health's Dr. Eric J. Topol Presented with 2011 TCT Career Achievement Award

Scripps Health's Eric J. Topol, MD, a world-renowned cardiologist and physician-scientist, was presented the 2011 TCT Career Achievement Award in...


Nov 03, 2011, 15:48 ET FDA Approves First Artificial Aortic Heart Valve Placed Without Open-Heart Surgery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first catheter-based aortic heart valve replacement without the need for open-heart...


Jul 27, 2011, 13:30 ET Conrad Prebys Gives $45 Million to Scripps Health for New Cardiovascular Institute, to be Named in His Honor

When Conrad Prebys was a young boy growing up in Indiana he stepped on a rusty belt buckle, which resulted in a life-threatening cardiac infection...


Jul 19, 2011, 17:56 ET U.S. News & World Report Ranks Scripps Among Nation's Best for Heart Care

U.S. News & World Report's 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings has again named the combined heart programs of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla...


Jul 05, 2011, 15:46 ET Scripps Study First to Validate Usefulness of Pocket Ultrasound Device; Could Significantly Reduce Cost and Inconvenience of Traditional Echocardiograms

Nearly 200 years after the introduction of the stethoscope, the accuracy of a pocket ultrasound device that enables a physician to "look" at a...