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Neurosciences

Hoag hires Dr. Robert Louis to Head Pituitary Program

Hoag Hospital Memorial Presbyterian’s Neuroscience Institute and Hoag Family Cancer Institute are introducing a program to treat pituitary gland tumors. Hoag hired Dr. Robert Louis, formerly of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, to serve as program adviser. The hospital said in a release that Louis is trained in skull-based and minimally invasive … Read More

Neurosciences

'Go Purple' campaign will light up O.C.

If you notice more purple than usual around Orange County, you might be seeing part of the “Go Purple” campaign, designed to bring awareness to the issue of Alzheimer’s disease. Go Purple OC runs Monday through Sept. 21 and was created to raise awareness of the most common form of dementia. Among the buildings slated … Read More

Neurosciences

More than fun and games

The Hoag Neurosciences Institute’s Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will join for an Alzheimer’s prevention event from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center, 1 Hoag Drive, Building 44. Learn how intellectual and creative pursuits in early adulthood can help … Read More

Neurosciences

Hoag Recruits Neurosurgeon, Adds Obstetrics Emergency Department

Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute and Hoag Family Cancer Institute has recruited Robert G. Louis, M.D., from the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica to become the only fellowship trained skull-base and pituitary specialist in Orange County. Louis is being named Program Advisor to Hoag’s Pituitary Program. Trained in skull-base and minimally invasive brain tumor … Read More

Women's Health

Newport Beach First in OC to Have Obstetrics ED

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian became the first Orange County hospital to have a dedicated Emergency Department for expectant mothers when it debuted a four-room Obstetrics Emergency Department (OB-ED) in its Newport Beach location earlier this year. This service contributes to a growing trend nationwide that helps increase access to specialists and improves patient outcomes. The … Read More

Diabetes Center

Shop with Your Doc

St. Joseph Hoag Health doctors and nutritionists will be visiting three OC Ralphs and Food4Less markets on September 9-10 to give shoppers tours around the stores, answer parents’ questions about healthy eating for their kids, suggest shopping strategies, and offer easy and healthy recipes to tempt tots toward healthier eats. Health providers everywhere are focusing … Read More

Neurosciences

Robin Williams' possible Parkinson's diagnosis has patients concerned

Robin Williams’ suicide is a tragedy that broke the hearts of his family and friends and an entire nation. But with the stunning revelation that the famous comedian had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the actor’s death is particularly hard felt in the Parkinson’s community. In the first few days after Williams’ widow revealed … Read More

Heart & Vascular

Take Control of Your Cholesterol Stat

If you have high cholesterol and you are not taking statins, it is time to make a doctor’s appointment. Recently, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association presented new guidelines for the prevention of heart attack and stroke that greatly widen the net of people who could benefit from statin therapy. Statins … Read More

Neurosciences

Hoag Hires Dr. David Millett

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian hired Dr. David Millett as director of its epilepsy program. The neurologist previously directed epilepsy programs at LAC-USC Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center.

Diabetes Center

10 Do's and Don'ts for Diabetes During Pregnancy

Diabetes during pregnancy can affect both mother and unborn child. In order to ensure a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby, it is essential to carefully manage diabetes during pregnancy. “Women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are contemplating pregnancy need to plan ahead,” says Sheri Yates, MSN, nurse practitioner, manager and board … Read More