Scripps Health Watch
When a heart attack strikes, what happens in the next few minutes can make a critical difference in both the immediate and long-term health consequences.
A recent report by federal health officials revealed that 84 percent of children in the United States are in excellent or very good health. And one of the staples of growing up — the regularly scheduled doctor’s exam – contributes strongly to kids’ health and well-being.
The patient-physician relationship should be based largely on trust and confidence in the doctor’s medical expertise. But clear communication between the two parties also plays a critically important role in making the delivery of health care as effective as possible.
After age 50, as many as half of all women will break a bone due to osteoporosis. This is a progressive disease that causes bones to deteriorate and increases the risk of fracture.More than 40 million people in the United States already have osteoporosis or carry a high risk of developing it. Men and women [...]
In the United States, nearly 30 million people suffer from the excruciating and often debilitating pain of migraine headaches. For many, the pain lasts for several days and is disruptive to daily activities.Migraines are more common in women than men, as up to 30 percent of women report having them. Also, they appear to have [...]
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about one in five Americans has at least one allerg,. Allergies are the fifth-leading cause of disease in the United States and the third-most common chronic disease among children and adolescents.While most allergies result in only mild to moderate symptoms, they can have serious health consequences. [...]
Expansion plans at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas took a major step forward with today’s groundbreaking of a Critical Care Building, which will more than double the size of the hospital’s current emergency department and increase the number of medical-surgical beds by 43 percent.The Critical Care Building is the centerpiece of the hospital’s $94 million second [...]