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Treatment Options for Kidney Tumors

Kidney cancer is the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., with a lifetime risk of 1.5 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute. Radiologic studies can lead to early detection of kidney tumors,and when diagnosed and treated at an early stage, kidney cancer has a high cure rate. Kidney cancer can be treated … Read More


Hoag's Orange County Vital Aging Program Data

Tuesday, July 19, 2011   Paris, France – July 19, 2011 -Dr. William Shankle MS, MD, FACP, program director,Memory and Cognitive Disorders, of Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute (HNI) presented Orange County Vital Aging Program (OCVAP)data  today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD) in Paris, France. The presentation highlighted 12-month results of … Read More

Executive Health

Dr. Michael Hurwitz explains what to do if a wound is not healing

A patient with a wound that is not healing properly should first consult with their physician to determine the correct course of action. Types of conditions that physicians recommend for specialized care can include: diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, a chronic wound from radiation therapy, or a skin injury that won’t heal. Even seemingly … Read More

Gastrointestinal (GI) Care

Reflux and the Occurrence of Cancer

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder that is most commonly characterized by heartburn and regurgitation. GERD occurs when stomach acid, or occasionally bile, leak backwards from the stomach into the food pipe (esophagus), causing irritation of the lining in the esophagus. Heartburn and reflux are common digestive conditions and non-life threatening, yet, … Read More

Gastrointestinal (GI) Care

Now Open: Hoag Endoscopy Center

Outpatient endoscopy services are now available at Hoag Health Center-Newport Beach. Hoag Endoscopy Center was custom-built with physician input to maximize efficiency and streamline patient flow, ensuring the optimal patient experience. The new center is equipped with three spacious procedure rooms that include dictation stations with computers so physicians can easily document the case without … Read More


Breaking Away from Dependence on Nicotine/Smoking

Nicotine dependence is the most common form of chemical dependence in the United States, and is just as addictive as heroin, cocaine or alcohol. It is a chronic condition that often requires repeated interventions, but effective treatment exists. According to the American Lung Association, smoking contributes to approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths nationwide, … Read More


Comprehensive lung cancer care

For more than a decade, Hoag Family Cancer Institute has been the number one provider of lung cancer treatment for Orange County residents.    With a multidisciplinary approach that includes prevention, early detection, the use of promising new therapies, and extensive supportive care, Hoag’s comprehensive Lung Cancer Program provides patients with every diagnostic and therapeutic advantage.  Hoag’s Lung … Read More

Featured News

Hoag elects three new Board Members

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced that it has elected three new Board members with extensive experience in the health care and financial sectors. Leslie Margolin, Karen Linden, R.N., and George Wood, CFA, will begin October 2011. “We are fortunate to have these three, very experienced individuals join our Board of Directors, and look forward … Read More

Diabetes Center

Enhancing diabetes care at Hoag

The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 20 million Americans live with diabetes and over 40 million Americans have pre- diabetes, which can oftentimes be prevented through a healthy lifestyle combination of diet, exercise and weight management. Offering comprehensive services for adults and children with diabetes, including physician specialty services in endocrinology, ophthalmology and … Read More

Heart & Vascular

Dr. Jay Lee discusses atrial fibrillation and how it is treated

  Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart’s two upper chambers (the atria) beat irregularly and out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness of breath … Read More