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2014-09-15 08:29:25

Unusually broad range of tumors treated, other benefits seen in first seven months SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's first proton therapy center to treat patients exclusively with pencil-beam scanning is reporting exceptional results in delivering cancer treatment since opening for patient care in February. Carl Rossi, M.D., medical director of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego, offered the assessment in San Francisco, where the American Society...

2014-09-10 23:01:48

AirStrip ONE may speed the delivery of care by securely transmitting near real-time vital signs to care team members SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Scripps Health has launched a pilot study of AirStrip ONE®, a software system that securely delivers data from multiple hospital-based patient monitoring systems to mobile devices used by physicians both within and outside the hospital. “This system gives doctors near real-time access to a wide range of patient vital signs from...

2014-07-23 23:26:50

EECP Treatment is FDA-Cleared for Refractory Angina and Offered at Dr. Weaver’s EECP Independent Outpatient Facility in the U.S. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Ronald S. Weaver, MD, owner of Global Cardio Care Centers in Inglewood, Calif., today announced a heart transplant patient with cardiomyopathy has successfully completed a course of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) therapy at Global Cardio Care Centers and is no longer a candidate for heart transplant. The...

2014-05-30 23:09:34

Consortium of Scripps Health, International Community Foundation and Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud to test new smartphone cervical cancer screening solution in San Diego-Tijuana border region San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The Vodafone America Foundation has awarded $300,000 for the collaborative development and testing of a smartphone-based cervical cancer diagnostic tool by Mobile OCT, Scripps Health, the International Community Foundation (ICF) and Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud. Vodafone...

2014-05-15 23:07:21

Reopening of Scripps Health clinic comes less than a day after the Carlsbad, Calif., facility closed due to wildfires in the area. SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Scripps Health will reopen Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Carlsbad, Calif., on Thursday. The facility, located at 2176 Salk Ave., was closed Wednesday as a precautionary measure due to wildfires in the area. ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit...

2014-05-14 23:01:03

Carlsbad medical center closed due to wildfires. San Diego (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Scripps Health has closed Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Carlsbad at 2176 Salk Ave., as a precautionary measure due to wildfires in the area. Patients with appointments have been notified. Scripps will announce when the facility reopens. ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps...

2014-04-23 16:29:55

Pacemaker placed in patient's heart without any chest incision SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scripps Health became the first health care provider in Southern California to implant the investigational Nanostim(TM) leadless pacemaker, the world's first wireless pacemaker totally implanted in the heart, as part of the Leadless II Clinical Trial. Developed for patients with bradycardia - a heart rate that is too slow - the Nanostim(TM) is placed directly in a patient's heart...

2014-03-27 23:00:32

Annual List by Industry Magazine Features Top Medical Leaders in Health Care San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Scripps Health Chief Medical Officer James LaBelle, M.D., has been named among “100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know” by the monthly industry magazine Becker’s Hospital Review. The annual listing recognizes individuals who oversee medical and quality affairs at hospitals and health-care systems across the United States. “With clinical care quality factoring...

2014-03-12 23:01:56

Chris Van Gorder recognized for innovative leadership. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder was named one of the 40 smartest people in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading health care industry news outlet. The list included best-selling author Atul Gawande, M.D.; former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrators Don Berwick, M.D., Jonathan Blum and Mark McClellan, M.D.; Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, M.D.; and...

2014-03-06 23:21:47

Genetic sequences of healthy elderly can serve as a control reference in DNA studies. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Scientists exploring the genetic causes of illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, cancer and diabetes now have a new tool – a reference DNA dataset built by researchers at Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). STSI researchers announced the release of the Scripps Wellderly Genome Resource (SWGR) today at the Future of Genomic Medicine...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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