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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, … Continued

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Cancer

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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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Neurosciences

New Analytical Approach Using Hierarchical Bayesian Cognitive Processing Models

Monday, April 11, 2011 Honolulu, Hawaii -Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute (HNI)announced encouraging study results for a new analytical approach that can ultimately improve the analysis of clinical trials’ data for Alzheimer’s disease at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in Honolulu, HI. The study results concluded that the hierarchical Bayesian cognitive processing models (HBCP) … Continued

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Cancer

Hoag Cancer Institute Receives National Achievement Award From Commission on Cancer of The American College of Surgeons

Tuesday, April 05, 2011  Newport Beach, Calif.  – The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to Hoag Family Cancer Institute as a result of surveys performed during 2010. Hoag is one of a select group of 90 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the … Continued

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Neurosciences

Assessing your brain health: It's a family affair

*Fee for in-person screenings: The screenings were offered during an introductory period free of charge through a grant from The UniHealth Foundation. The screenings are now generously subsidized by Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute and offered at a cost of $45. When you first meet Laguna Beach resident, David Johnson (DJ), his upbeat personality and positive … Continued

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Cancer

Personalized cancer vaccines offer hope for a cure

For more than 20 years, Hoag Cancer Institute has been a pioneer in vaccine research and is one of only a few medical centers in the world to utilize a patient’s own tumor cells to develop personalized melanoma vaccines.   Cancer survivor Linda Rieser has become a self-proclaimed “poster-child” for the potential life-saving impact of … Continued

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Neurosciences

Dr. Medhat Mikhael explains the difference between acute and chronic pain

Acute pain is the pain that develops as a result of an injury or surgery and tends to improve with the healing of the injury or surgery. On the other hand, chronic pain persists beyond the healing of the injury, surgery or removal of the cause of the tissue damage that caused the acute pain. … Continued

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