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Wellness in Action: Smoking Cessation

We are all well-aware of the risks of regular smoking over a lifetime – stroke, lung cancer and disease, heart disease, cancer of the mouth, kidney, pancreas, cervix, esophagus, bladder and many other health conditions that can result in death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking harms nearly every organ in the human … Continued

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Executive Health

A Visit to Hoag Executive Health

What is an executive physical? Our business is your health. Whether your company has invested in its executives, or you are interested in finding out more about your overall wellness, a visit to Hoag Executive Health takes a comprehensive look at the state of your body. Describing an executive physical as a comprehensive, full-day medical, … Continued

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Neurosciences

Brain Matters: When brain surgery is nothing more than a bad hair day

July 3, 2012 Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD, FACR   You may have seen an “infotainment” TV piece of some third world psychic surgeon removing tumors with his bare hands and not leaving a scar, often accompanied by a gory picture of some bloody handful of stuff.   Ask Kathy H., a now 50- something mother of … Continued

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Executive Health

Corporate Health Care

An Examination of Solutions Available for Companies to Combat the Rising Cost of Health Care Medical expenses are the fastest growing expense in a company’s budget and corporations are struggling to cope with the rapidly rising cost of medical care for employees. The United States spent $2.85 trillion dollars – nearly 22 percent of gross … Continued

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Neurosciences

Brain Matters: The Pain That's in Your Brain

June 27, 2012 Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki   “Quit your bellyaching, that pain’s all in your head!” Mom would say: No skipping school that day. Pain can serve certain needs. It has many causes, some?clear, others not. We’ve all sprained an ankle. Ouch! Tiny sensors in our bodies send signals constantly, but when assaulted, ring alarm bells … Continued

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Executive Health

Men's Health Month

Celebrate Men’s National Health Month with Education and Prevention Health and wellness are important to everyone in our society, no matter their gender, cultural background or socioeconomic status. The month of June, however, is dedicated to bringing awareness to men’s health. Males make up 49 percent of the country’s population, but men are half as … Continued

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Neurosciences

On the Back Roads, by the Rivers of My Memory …

June 13, 2012 Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki   Today’s title from Glen Campbell’s hit, “Gentle on My Mind,” highlights this country music legend’s battle with Alzheimer’s. How can he perform on his current “Farewell Tour” while slowly losing his mind to the devastation of Alzheimer’s? Interestingly, this disease initially preserves the “back roads” – longstanding memories … Continued

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Featured News

How I Made It: Richard Afable, CEO of Hoag healthcare facilities

  June 17, 2012 Stuart Pfeifer    The gig: Richard Afable is president and chief executive of Hoag, a network of healthcare facilities that includes hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine; health centers in Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa and Aliso Viejo; and urgent-care centers in Anaheim Hills, Huntington Harbour, Orange and Tustin. A physician who … Continued

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Executive Health

American Heart Health Alert

Why Americans Need to Recognize Risk Factors for Heart Disease Your heart is your body’s hardest working muscle. Four valves work 24 hours each day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to keep your blood flowing. A strong heart is essential to everyone’s health, but last year’s report card from the American Heart … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Ace of Hearts: For elderly with diseased hearts, new technology offers hope for longer life

As seen in Orange County Register   For decades, cardiovascular surgery has been done one way: a surgeon like me opens a patient’s chest and operates, turning over a patient’s heart and lung functions to a machine for one to two hours or more. These grueling operations work well, but they are too risky for … Continued

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