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Hoag to Participate in Groundbreaking Study Aiming to Help Prevent Memory Loss Due to Alzheimer’s Disease

Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute has started recruiting volunteers for a study testing an investigational treatment that aims to help prevent the earliest stages of memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Eisai Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo), the AHEAD Study is the … Continued

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Women's Health

Maternal Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19: How to Find Support

Motherhood can be joyous, frustrating, terrifying, miraculous, exhausting, and messy. It is all these things at once in normal times. But these, as we know, are not normal times. Among the many aspects of life that COVID-19 has upended, maternal mental health is one that could have lasting implications not only for mothers but also … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Suspect a Stroke? Act F.A.S.T.

If you suspect that you or a loved one is having a stroke, call 911. It’s a call that can mean the difference between life or death. Unfortunately, during the pandemic, it is a call that too few made. Across the nation, stroke death rates increased as people elected to stay home with stroke symptoms rather than … Continued

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Featured News

Reza Joolhar Named Hoag’s 2021 Nurse of the Year

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 17, 2021 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced today that Reza Joolhar, BSN, RN, is the hospital’s 2021 Nurse of the Year. Reza is a Float Pool Nurse but has spent the last year as the Charge Nurse for the 5 West, one of the COVID-19 units at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. … Continued

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COVID-19

You Can Get a COVID Vaccine Followed by Aromatherapy and a Virtual Reality Experience at This California Airport

An airport in California this week became the latest unique venue to offer COVID-19 vaccines, offering people the chance to get the jab while traveling. The Fly Well Clinic, located post-security at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to travelers, NBC4 News reported. Travelers can schedule an appointment … Continued

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Featured News

Hoag CEO Reflects on the Small Yet Mighty Southern California Health Network

Robert Braithwaite, president and CEO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Orange County, Calif., said being a smaller health system in a pandemic proved powerful. “A lot of people worried for us, and in reality, it proved to be a significant advantage,” he told Becker’s. “We were much more nimble and much more impactful in our … Continued

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Featured News

Virtual Reality Is Helping Healthcare Workers Cope With Stress

Healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic can now use a virtual reality program to alleviate chronic stress. Virtual reality usage has been on the rise throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It has provided countless hours of entertainment to those sheltering at home. Now, it is also aiding healthcare workers on the frontlines. BehaVR … Continued

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Orange County Soccer Club Honors Frontline Workers During Kit Reveal

Orange County Soccer Club recently released its 2021 kits, featuring frontline workers from jersey partner Hoag Hospital. Hoag has been the shirt sponsor for the club since June of 2017. “In sports, we are taught to focus on the name on the front of the jersey and not the name on the back,” Orange County … Continued

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Cancer

New High-Tech Hoag Program Recruiting Trials for Breast, Prostate, Bone Marrow Cancers

Cancer cells have secrets. And Dr. Gary Ulaner aims to unlock them. Peering deep into the human body with a clarity traditional scans can’t match, molecular imaging can find tiny cancers that standard scans are blind to. The technology powering this uber-vision also can be harnessed to search out and destroy sneaky cancer cells where … Continued

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccines – Minus the Needle? Researchers Working on Capsules, Nasal Sprays

With 13 COVID-19 vaccines in use around the world, pharmaceutical companies are exploring second-generation technology that could change how doses are administered and distributed. These vaccines could be taken orally as a capsule that could be swallowed, as a tablet that dissolves under the tongue or as a nasal spray. Such formulations would not require … Continued

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