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Hollywood and Cancer: Bridging the Gap Between Fiction and Reality

Hoag Medical Oncologist David J. Benjamin, M.D., is the author of a new study published in JCO Oncology Practice that sheds light on Hollywood’s portrayal of cancer, revealing that the film industry may provide an unrealistic view of cancer to individuals with cancer and their families. The study highlights the significant impact movies have on … Read More

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Hollywood’s Portrayal of Cancer in Movies Fuels Misconceptions, New Study Finds

Hoag Medical Oncologist, David J. Benjamin, M.D., is lead author of new study published in JCO Oncology Practice Hollywood films may provide an unrealistic view of cancer to individuals with cancer and their families, and can create misunderstandings about curability, treatment options, types of care available and cost, according to a study published today in JCO Oncology Practice. … Read More

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5 Tips for Running 26 Miles

“Everyone can be an athlete, so long as they are willing to think like an athlete,” said Eugene Yim, M.D., medical director of Hoag Sports Medicine. “That means taking sports injury prevention seriously.” With the Hoag OC Marathon just around the bend, Dr. Yim offers the following tips and exercises to help runners prevent injuries … Read More

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Hoag Embarks on $1B Expansion

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Health System has kicked off construction of a $1 billion expansion of its Irvine, Calif.-based hospital.  Sun Family Campus will feature six buildings with 155 inpatient beds, 24 ICU beds, 120,000 square feet of ambulatory services and eight operating rooms. Outdoor space and healing gardens will also be available to patients and caregivers, … Read More

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Managing Pain in a New World

The opioid epidemic shed a glaring light on the dark side of pain management, but what can be done to manage pain in this complicated new world? As it turns out, a lot – so long as the entire hospital is dedicated to working together to make patient care a priority. Pain permeates everything. Physical … Read More

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Guarding Your Health: The Advantages of the HPV Vaccine

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that’s spread by skin-to-skin and sexual contact. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Different strains of HPV are linked to most cervical cancers, genital warts and some rare forms of cancer of the anus, vagina, penis, mouth and throat. “Fortunately, there is a vaccine that’s … Read More

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Taking Charge of Your Breast Health: Mammograms Made Easy

Mammograms have been credited as being many things: lifesaving, state-of-the-art, important. Rarely, though, have they been described as convenient. Hoag has changed all that by offering quick and easy online scheduling at seven breast imaging locations throughout Orange County. “Wherever you live, work or have school drop off, you have access to dedicated breast radiologists, … Read More

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4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Heart Attacks

With holiday stress bursting like Santa’s sleigh and diet goals drowning in eggnog, it is little wonder that more people die from heart attacks during the last week of December than at any other time of the year. “With routines disrupted, people tend to eat and drink more and exercise and sleep less. Coupled with … Read More

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Happy Anniversary to ViewRay MRIdian – A Radiation Treatment that is Second to None

This month, Hoag Family Cancer Institute celebrates the third anniversary of our ViewRay MRIdian™ magnetic resonance-guided linear accelerator (MR-Linac), the most advanced radiation treatment available in the United States. As the first in Orange County and second in California to offer the technology, we have an unrivaled expertise using this technology in Southern California, having … Read More

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Grab ’n Go: 8 High Protein Snacks for a Healthy Start to the New Year

Grab ’n Go:   8 High Protein Snacks for a Healthy Start to the New Year         You may have heard that the average adult should eat about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. So, if you weigh 165 pounds, that means you should consume about 60 grams of … Read More