Some myths, facts about sports-related concussions
November 24, 2014
This year the NFL raised the profile of head injuries in contact sports, highlighting the prevalence of concussions on the field and kicking off concern among parents of high school and club spo...
Cancer Surgeon Caps Fundraiser with Haircut
November 21, 2014
Two scissors-wielding women sliced off the almost blue-black ponytail belonging to a very willing surgeon Friday, before sharing a long embrace.
Local Doctor and His Cancer-Surviving Patient Take the Stage at the Coach House to Promote Prostate Cance...
November 19, 2014
Irvine physician Howard Fishbein is a renowned family practice doctor by day and plays keyboards by night in a rock band along with his Bass Player patient and friend of over 25 years, Bill Black...
Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center
November 18, 2014
The Huntington Beach City Council took the final step Monday toward making the city's long-awaited new senior center a reality.
Hoag will donate $3.7 million to Huntington Beach Senior Center
November 10, 2014
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced Monday that it will donate more than $3.7 million to help build a new senior center at Central Park and establish programs to improve the health and ...
Part 1: Psych patients pack emergency rooms
October 25, 2014
Two years ago, Marty Naftel felt one of his bipolar crises coming on and went straight to the hospital. The 53-year old Midway City resident had learned he had bipolar disorder 29 years earlier ...
Emergency room nurses pay price for parked psych patients
October 25, 2014
Laura Arguija still remembers the taste of the blood in her mouth from the time she was attacked by a psychiatric patient in the emergency room of a large hospital in San Bernardino County, where...
Each woman is an individual when it comes to cancer screening
October 24, 2014
Some researchers recommend that women get mammograms annually after age 40. Others suggest the test is best if women receive it every other year starting at age 50.
Become breast-cancer aware no matter your family history
October 24, 2014
When I ask patients if they perform regular breast self-exams I often hear, "no," and the excuse, "I'm not high-risk." What they mean is that they don't have a family history of breast cancer or ...
Students lack of sleep impacts academic performance
October 22, 2014
Between juggling a full school schedule, work and a personal life, college students often spend long nights cramming for a test, accompanied by enormous amounts of caffeine. This requires taking ...
Hoag Memorial Partners with Newport Beach Surgical Center
October 20, 2014
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has invested in the Newport Bay Surgery Center, which has more than 35 doctors on its medical staff and performs over 5,000 ophthalmology procedures each year...
100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs 2014
October 17, 2014
Hoag was named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2014 list of great neurosurgery and spine programs for offering remarkable spine and neurosurgical care as based on clinical accolades and recognition...
Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems
October 14, 2014
Young athletes who pitch more than 100 balls a week risk getting a painful overuse injury that can hamper normal shoulder development, new research shows.
Surfboards on Parade now parading through auction winner's home
October 13, 2014
Chris Byrne went on a winning streak Saturday at the Surfboards on Parade art auction, bringing home five one-of-a-kind boards designed by teams of renowned artists and shapers.
Sufficient sleep is essential for healthy minds and bodies
October 11, 2014
When my younger son was a junior in high school, his packed schedule left appallingly insufficient time for a basic human need: sleep.