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Simple Tea Meditation

Tea meditation is a great way to help you reduce stress, sleep better, improve your mood, and support a healthy immune system. The following simple tea meditation can take five minutes or longer depending on your schedule. Practice as often as you like. Immerse yourself completely in the process of preparing and drinking your tea … Continued

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Cancer

Mindful Resilience

This past year has been a testament to the importance of developing greater resilience in our daily lives. We really do need this now more than ever! With 2020 bringing about a worldwide pandemic amongst other issues people seem unable to process the pain and suffering of the world around us. As a result, these unprocessed emotions can turn into fear, anxiety and … Continued

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Women's Health

Pregnancy and the COVID Vaccine: What Expecting Mothers Should Know

“Is it safe for a pregnant woman to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?” This is the biggest question being asked of OB/GYNs right now. The short answer is “yes.” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine have come out with strong recommendations that pregnant and lactating women receive … Continued

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COVID-19

Commentary: The Hospital that Treated the First Known COVID-19 Patient in the State Sees a Silver Lining

As the world opens up again, many of us are starting to imagine life after COVID-19. But for some survivors of the disease, life will not return to “normal” for months, or even years. Many people who suffered severe illness went on to experience post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), a set of physical problems that include … Continued

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Neurosciences

Hoag joins Scripps for Zoom Lifeguard Education Conference

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian & Scripps Health will be presenting the virtual 2021 Southern California Lifeguard Education Conference which will include presentations by California’s best lifeguards and medical professionals. The conference is planned for Wednesday, July 14 from 7-9 p.m. via Zoom. Presentation topics include: –Ed Vodrazka, California S.P.P.O. Lifeguard – Retired will serve as Master … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Why Telehealth in Cardiology is a Double-Edged Sword, Per Hoag’s Dr. Subbarao Myla

Setting the expectations too high for telehealth’s expansion in cardiology could have unintended consequences, says Subbarao Myla, MD, director of the cardiovascular catheterization laboratories at Newport Beach, Calif.,-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s Jeffrey M Cantor Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Myla recently joined Becker’s cardiology podcast to discuss how heart care may evolve in the … Continued

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Neurosciences

Hoag Neurosciences Seeks Patients In Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial

Hoag Hospital’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute is enrolling patients in a Phase III clinical trial, TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 2, which investigates the efficacy and safety of an investigational treatment aimed at the early symptom phase of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The investigational treatment targets and removes deposited amyloid plaque, which is one of the two signature markers of … Continued

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Neurosciences

Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute Selected to Participate in Study of Pioneering Surgical Epilepsy Treatment

For nearly 50 years, there were few options for patients who suffer from medication-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy. The most effective procedure was temporal lobectomy, a highly invasive surgery that involves removing a large section of the brain and can result in loss of vision, speech, memory, and neurocognitive abilities. The SLATE clinical trial will study … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Hoag Begins Enrolling Patients with Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease in Clinical Trial Using a Less Invasive Surgical Treatment

The Condition Mitral valve prolapse, also known as click-murmur syndrome, Barlow’s syndrome, balloon mitral valve, or floppy valve syndrome, manifests as bulging of one or both of the mitral valve flaps (leaflets) into the left atrium during the contraction of the heart. For more details, follow the link to the description at the American Heart Association. This … Continued

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Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Patients From around the World Flock to Hoag Hospital for Clinical Trial

Olav Ruud was out of options. Since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year earlier, he had part of his pancreas removed, followed by two rounds of chemotherapy. And yet scans were showing two new tumors. The retired commodities broker started searching online to see if there were any pancreatic cancer therapy trials he could … Continued

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