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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...

2014-03-03 23:01:00

La Jolla hospital makes prestigious Truven ranking for fifth consecutive year. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 For the fifth consecutive year and the seventh time overall, Scripps Green Hospital has been named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics. The 21st annual 100 Top Hospitals™ list released today by Truven identified the best hospitals in the United States based on their overall organizational performance,...

2014-03-03 23:00:23

Community leadership, public service recognized at 'Support and Remember' gala. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Foundation recently honored Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder during the group’s first annual Support and Remember fundraising gala held at the Del Mar Country Club. Van Gorder was the guest of honor at the Feb. 28 event, which recognized his outstanding leadership in the community as well as his benevolence...

2014-02-24 16:25:54

Small, wireless monitor provides long-term remote monitoring to help physicians diagnose and monitor irregular heartbeats SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scripps Green Hospital has become the first hospital in the United States to implant the world's smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device. Scripps Clinic cardiologist John Rogers, M.D., successfully completed the first implant of the Reveal LINQ(TM) Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) in 71-year-old San Diego resident...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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