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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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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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Andrew Guarni, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

This episode features Andrew Guarni, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Here, he discusses what led him to Hoag Memorial, the benefits of being an independent community-based provider, and more.  By: Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

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Here Are the Most Common Suntan Myths and How They Can Affect Your Health

A large majority of Europeans — and people elsewhere in the world — apparently believe that a suntan is attractive and healthy. The former is perhaps arguable, but dermatologists say the latter is dead wrong. Survey results presented at the 31st European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress this week found that 8 in 10 Europeans say that … 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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