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Carmel Valley resident makes list of most influential in health care

Chris Van Gorder

Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder has been named No. 65 on Modern Healthcare’s annual ranking of the nation’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, which was published in the magazine’s Aug. 25 edition.

Carmel Valley office brings new rapid weight loss program to San Diego

Bonnie Walter

“I got into my 50s and I was eating well and doing everything and nothing was working,” she said. “It was like my body was working against me, like it was saying to me, ‘This is where I’m at and no matter what you do, this is where I’m going to be.’”

James LaBelle. M.D. named Chief Medical Officer for Scripps Health

Scripps Health has selected James LaBelle, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President. Dr. LaBelle assumes his new position Jan. 1, 2013, succeeding Brent Eastman, M.D., who will retire in at the end of the year.

Scientists find protein effects psoriasis and wound care

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder of out-of-control skin cell proliferation. For hard-to-heal wounds, the problem is just the opposite: Restorative skin cells don’t grow well or fast enough.

Rattlesnake season in San Diego

The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board received a reminder that it’s rattlesnake season in San Diego at its April 17 meeting from Steve Hadley, representative for County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price. In the case of a bite, it is advised to get to a hospital immediately. If a snake is spotted in your yard, San Diego County Animal Services can safely remove it.

Research Report: Old theory pinpoints new targets to breast cancer

Reviving a theory first proposed in the late 1800s, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have studied organ development in mice to unravel how breast cancers develop in humans.

The reality of extreme weather: Part 2

Catastrophic, extreme weather events — floods, droughts, heat waves, high winds, and associated wildfires — will be more prevalent this century in California as a result of climate change.

The Reality of Extreme Weather, Part 1

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, Senior Development Engineer Douglas Alden conducts fieldwork in the southern Sierra Nevada.

It’s not your imagination. Weather is becoming more “extreme,” leading to prolonged heat waves, heavier precipitation, severe flooding, more powerful hurricanes, and intense snowstorms. In the past 31 years, the United States has sustained 112 weather-related disasters in which damage costs reached or exceeded $1 billion, according to the National Climate Data Center.

Research Report: New class of antimalarial compounds uncovered

By Lynne Friedmann Science Writer An international team led by the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a family of chemical compounds that could lead to new antimalarial drugs. When a malaria-infected mosquito bites a person, the Plasmodium parasite enters the human body where it begins a [...]

Research Report: Wireless demand threatens capacity

U.S. wireless use is growing rapidly and if present trends continue, will outstrip capacity, causing congestion. This is the conclusion of a new report from the Global Information Industry Center at UCSD that examined the projected disconnect between U.S. wireless infrastructure capacity and consumer demand.

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