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May 20, 2015, 12:43 ET

Scripps Offers Insights into Nation's First All Pencil-Beam Proton Center

The nation's first and only proton therapy center to treat patients exclusively with pencil-beam scanning is reporting exceptional results in...

Feb 26, 2015, 13:00 ET
Scripps Health opens Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, the most advanced center for heart care on the West Coast.

Scripps Opens Most Advanced Heart Care Institute on the West Coast

 Scripps Health today celebrated the grand opening of the most advanced center dedicated to heart care anywhere on the West Coast. The $456...

Oct 20, 2014, 13:20 ET
Track Legend Steve Scott Reveals Prostate Cancer & Proton Therapy at Scripps (PRNewsFoto/Scripps Health)

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
Logan Green has completed brain cancer treatments at Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego. September is national childhood cancer awareness month. (PRNewsFoto/Scripps Health)

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...

Apr 23, 2014, 15:11 ET
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Scripps is First in Region to Implant Wireless Cardiac Pacemaker

 Scripps Health became the first health care provider in Southern California to implant the investigational Nanostim™ leadless pacemaker,...

Feb 24, 2014, 16:39 ET
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Scripps Clinic First to Implant Miniature Cardiac Monitor

Scripps Green Hospital has become the first hospital in the United States to implant the world's smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device....

Feb 19, 2014, 17:09 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Health physicians are studying the use of Zio(R) Patch, a single-use ambulatory cardiac monitor, that looks similar to a 2- by 5-inch adhesive bandage and can continuously monitor a patient's heart rhythm for up to 14 days.  (PRNewsFoto/Scripps Health)

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
On the left are normal, healthy cells that line the coronary artery -- also known as circulating endothelial cells (CEC). On the right are CECs from heart attack patients which appear abnormally large, misshapen and with multiple nuclei.  Courtesy of Scripps Translational Science Institute.  (PRNewsFoto/Scripps Health)

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...