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Oral and Sublingual COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Formulations Present Positive Safety Data

California-based ImmunityBio, Inc. announced it had met the safety requirements for the first 12 participants in its Phase Ib human adenovirus (hAd5)-based T-cell COVID-19 vaccine trials in sublingual and oral formulations. Based on the findings of these trials, the optimal combination of administration route and dose will be determined and entered into the Phase II/III … Continued

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Hoag Becomes 1st West Coast Hospital to Offer Mazor X Robot for Spine Surgery

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute became the first West Coast hospital to use Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic platform. The Mazor X is designed for precise, efficient minimally invasive spine surgeries. It also reduces the need for X-rays and minimizes pain and recovery time, according to a March 2 news release. … Continued

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Huntington Beach and Local Hospital Team Up to Get Vaccine into Vulnerable Arms; Look for Similar Shot-a-Thons in Your Town

In the year-long fight against coronavirus, this seemingly simple event capped a milestone for hundreds of Huntington Beach residents: On Friday, March 5, they lined up in a hospital parking lot for their second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. But it wasn’t as simple as it looked. Many who got their shots Friday came from … Continued

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OC Officials Hope County Will Enter Red Tier By St. Patrick's Day

Orange County Wednesday continued to show declining trends in cases of COVID-19, giving county officials hope of graduating to the less-restrictive red tier of the state’s coronavirus reopening system by St. Patrick’s Day. The county reported 160 new COVID-19 cases, raising the caseload to 246,980, and 14 more fatalities, raising the death toll to 3,966. … Continued

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ImmunityBio, NantKwest Get OK to Expand Covid Vaccine Trial

The Covid-19 vaccine candidate being developed by two of billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s companies moved a step closer to deployment last month as the Food and Drug Administration approved expansion of their Phase 1 clinical trial. Culver City-based ImmunityBio Inc. and frequent partner company NantKwest Inc. of El Segundo have been developing a Covid vaccine using … Continued

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What Women Need to Know About Chronic Pelvic Pain

Stress and chronic pain can impact nearly every part of your life. They can make it difficult to work, exercise, and even enjoy otherwise fun activities. They can even impact your relationships, particularly when it comes to intimacy. When you regularly feel frazzled—the way we all are during this global pandemic—your body’s sympathetic nervous system … Continued

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Cancer

Going to the Molecular Level to Think Big About Cancer

In the next few years, the biggest advancements in cancer care may occur at the smallest level, the level of individual molecules. By imaging individual molecules on cancer cells, malignancies can be detected when they are smaller and more easily treated. Targeting individual molecules has also allowed groundbreaking new therapies with great precision, increasing the … Continued

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Spotlight on Philanthropy: Are You Doing Your Fair Share?

Philanthropy is the lifeblood of nonprofits throughout our community and across the country. Kindness funds help to the homeless and downtrodden; children, who in many cases, would have to do without; medical and health support for so many who are out of other options; and so much more. Our Spotlight on Philanthropy is designed to … Continued

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Hospital Revenue Dips 1%, Net Income Drops 17%

Orange County hospitals saw mixed financial outcomes in 2020. While net patient revenue was relatively stable, down 1% to $8.7 billion among 24 hospitals on the Business Journal’s annual list, net income tells a different story. The 24 hospitals combined saw a 17% drop in net income, likely due to a mix of unexpected costs … Continued

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California Hospital Alleges Retaliation After Seeking to End Affiliation with Providence

After filing a lawsuit in May to end its affiliation with Renton, Wash.-based Providence, Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., is alleging it is now the target of retaliation, according to the Los Angeles Times. Hoag Memorial said that Providence removed Hoag Memorial's three facilities from its website of Southern California locations and terminated … Continued

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