Scripps Health Watch

Osteoporosis prevention is no lucky break

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 […]

Knowing signs & triggers of migraines can help optimize treatment

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 […]

Allergies: Types, triggers and treatments

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. […]

Groundbreaking marks major step for hospital expansion

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 […]