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OC Surpasses Statewide COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Orange County is rolling out COVID-19 vaccines at a faster pace compared to much of the state, and Southern California.The county is providing vaccine doses at a rate of 132 per 1,000 residents, versus about 127 per 1,000 residents statewide, according to California Department of Public Health data. Those figures could in fact be higher, … Continued

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Changing the National Conversation on Wound Care

We all think we know what a bruise looks like. Black and blue, brownish around the edges. But depending on the circumstances, the same bruise can look different from one person to another. To a well-loved child who skinned her knee, a bruise might look like a bad memory of an epic tree-climb attempt. To … Continued

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COVID-19

We are Reaching the Finish Line, but COVID-19's Terrain Remains Steep

Almost a year ago, I wrote to the community advocating for calm in the face of great fear and misinformation. Hoag had successfully treated the first known COVID-19 patient in the state, and our infection prevention department was working around-the-clock with federal, state and county health leaders to learn more about the novel coronavirus, how … Continued

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Cancer

Changes to Radiation Oncology Offer Hope When There Was None

Radiation oncology has been around for a century, and, at first, advancements in the field came rapidly. The evolution of X-rays and CT scans to inform treatment. Intraoperative radiation therapy. Technology that allows for tailored dose distribution. But for the past 20 years, the pace of innovations seemed to slow. We remained stymied, for instance, … Continued

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Online Learning Works Best When Building on Structure and Certainty

When Alyssa Cotter’s daughter began distance learning for kindergarten last August, it was a slow transition for her to adjust to school on a screen. “She didn’t know what she was missing out on,” said Cotter, a Rancho Cucamonga resident. “At the same time, it was really hard for her to focus and pay attention. … Continued

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Court Overrules Providence's Objections to Hoag's Affiliation Lawsuit

In a statement, Hoag stated that it welcomes the decision issued Tuesday. A judge in California overruled Providence St. Joseph's demurrer to the complaint by the Association of Presbyterian Members of Hoag to dissolve Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian's affiliation with the Renton, Washington-based health system. The ruling, issued Tuesday afternoon by David A. Hoffer, a … Continued

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Becomes Available at John Wayne Airport

Hoag's Chief Hospital Operations Officer, Marcy Brown, said on Monday the service would be extended to weekends depending on the demand. “You don't have to go through TSA or security checkpoint to get the rapid test. It's available to anyone. Just park in the short-term parking lot, walk right in and get your rapid test,” … Continued

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Cancer

Hoag Memorial Hospital Makes Moves to Become National Leader In Molecular Imaging: Moving Closer to Precision Therapies

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is on the move, building what will become an elite Molecular Imaging and Therapy program. Based on the vision of Dr. Burton Eisenberg, the venerable Orange County-based nonprofit regional health care delivery network brought on board the nationally recognized expert Gary A. Ulaner, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Ulaner, dual board-certified in radiology … Continued

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COVID-19

Vaccine Rollout Approved for People Age 65+

Dear Neighbors, I am writing to let you know about an important update to the county’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) has now approved vaccinations for people aged 65+, which is an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19. We are working quickly to establish dedicated locations to safely provide … Continued

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Cancer

What It's Like To: Battle Cancer and Save Your Dad's Life

Amy Rosenberg: One morning I noticed a lump on my right breast, and I didn’t think much about it. I wasn’t worried. “I’m 27, there’s no way this is cancer.” I started Googling “breast soreness” and the medication I was taking. It said breast soreness is one of the biggest side effects. So I kind … Continued

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