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Katie Couric’s Cancer Diagnosis: 3 Things You Need to Know

Photo courtesy: Andrew Eccles/KCM Katie Couric’s recent revelation that she survived breast cancer has people wondering about their own health. And that’s a good thing. As Couric wrote on her blog: “to reap the benefits of modern medicine, we need to stay on top of our screenings, advocate for ourselves, and make sure everyone has … Continued

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Gut Check: You Really Are What You Eat

When it comes to improving your overall health, listen to your gut. The Hoag Digestive Health Institute highlights a few ways in which your gastrointestinal health affects your overall wellbeing. Immunity. Our gastrointestinal tracts are host to a universe of microbiota, including bacteria and fungi. The better we eat, the happier our gut microbiome becomes, … Continued

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Best of Orange County 2022: Health: Best hospital

2. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, Irvine; hoag.org Readers continue to choose Hoag Hospital as one of the best in OC. Doctors and staff at the nonprofit regional health care delivery network treat more than 30,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients each year. The Newport Beach location is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The network expanded … Continued

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Hoag Enrolling Patients for Clinical Trial of Promising New Investigational Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Hoag Hospital in Orange County, California, is initiating a clinical trial for a promising new investigational treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). ACU193 targets amyloid-beta oligomers and is a different approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease than currently approved medications. ACU193 is designed to locate and bind to amyloid-beta oligomers – proteins that build up in the brain. … Continued

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Aneurysm

Surviving a brain aneurysm takes the kind of skill and state-of-the-art facilities that Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute provides. Even so, no treatment is more powerful than prevention. If you are high-risk, consider these tips to reducing your chances of aneurysm or stroke: Stick to the Good Stuff. Diets high in saturated and trans fats … Continued

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4 Reasons Why Weight Loss Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Today, nearly 42% of American adults struggle with obesity putting them at higher risk of developing more than 13 types of cancer, including some breast cancers, colon cancer, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Here are four reasons why weight loss can reduce your risk of cancer: Losing weight may decrease hormone levels such as insulin … Continued

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5 Tips for Parents on Helping Your Child/Adolescent Avoid Injury in Sports

Playing a sport can teach your child the importance of teamwork, perseverance and discipline. It gives them a positive outlet that often continues year-round. But any sport can lead to injury and with the level of play more intense than ever, it is important to know how to protect your child’s growing body from injury.  … Continued

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Celebrates 70th Birthday

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian opened its Newport Beach doors to patients on Sept. 15, 1952. Seventy years later, the Hoag healthcare network delivers care to people around Orange County with two hospitals, 14 urgent care centers and 10 health and wellness centers. “At the time we were just a hospital in Newport Beach,” Hoag Memorial … Continued

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Hoag Hospital Accepts $106 Million Donation, Largest Ever

A $106 million donation to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is the largest in the Newport Beach-based health provider’s history and will support its advanced research and “comprehensive, compassionate” patient care, officials said Wednesday, Sept. 14. The gift from the estate of Audrey Steele Burnand brings the total amount given by the family to Hoag Hospital … Continued

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Hoag Memorial Taps Dr. Aaron Ritter for Brain Health Program Post

Aaron Ritter, M.D., a neurobehavioral psychiatrist, will lead California-based Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital’s degenerative brain health program. Dr. Ritter will serve as director of the hospital’s Memory & Cognitive Disorders Program and new Center for Integrative Brain Health at Hoag’s Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach, Calif., according to a Sept. 13 news release from the … Continued

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