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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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Community COVID-19 Update

Dear Neighbors,  With the COVID-19 summer wave still pounding Orange County shores, I am writing to update you about ways that you can protect yourself and your loved ones.  First: Vaccinate. Most eligible people in the county have now been vaccinated. If you have not, now is the time.  As of this week, there are four … Continued

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The Best Sunscreen? The One You Use.

That hot orange friend of ours is out in full force. Your sunscreen should be, too! You know the drill by now: to prevent skin cancer, stay out of the sun, wear protective clothing and, of course, use sunscreen. But which sunscreen? And when? The experts at Hoag’s comprehensive Melanoma Program weighed in with their … Continued

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Best Hospitals, Health Systems to Work for by State

Forbes released its “America’s Best Employers by State” list Aug. 24, and 262 hospitals and health systems made the cut.  Forbes, in collaboration with market research company Statista, surveyed 70,000 employees working for businesses with more than 500 employees. A total of 1,382 employers were ranked from varying industries, up to 101 per state. Employers could be … Continued

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Renowned Dermatologist Joins Hoag

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announces that Steven Wang, M.D., a renowned, board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, has joined the Hoag Family Cancer Institute as the Director of Dermatologic Oncology as part of the Melanoma Program. Dr. Wang joins Hoag after spending 16 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he served as the … Continued

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When Should You Consider Surgery for Scoliosis?

Most people with scoliosis will never require surgery. But who does need surgery, and how do you know? Often diagnosed in childhood, scoliosis is characterized by an abnormal curve in the spine that can range from as small as 10 degrees to more than 100 degrees. In pediatric patients, this can result in pulmonary problems … Continued

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3 Tips to Transition from Summer to School

There is no subtlety to the start of the school year. Blaring bells, crowded halls, thudding books and rigid routines mark the end of summer fun. Here’s a few tips to ease your kids out of the hammock and back into the classrooms. Start Early. Like Now. Summer is a lawless time of unbridled fun. … Continued

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4 Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Making the decision to breastfeed has countless benefits for both mom and baby, although sometimes the process can be tricky for new mothers to navigate. Here are 4 tips to help you prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience: Skin-to-skin Bringing your baby to your chest right after they are born not only soothes them and … Continued

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