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Understanding a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis

A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is not always easy to understand and manage on your own. Hoag Multiple Sclerosis Center not only offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available, but also includes a dedicated nurse navigator to provide personalized care and attention to you and your family during diagnosis and treatment. “A … Continued

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Neurosciences

Are those memory lapses a sign of something serious?

March 31, 2012 Barbara Venezia   The other day I was looking for something in my office. I couldn’t remember where I put it. Granted my office is a bit messy, and some level of absent-mindedness is expected these days. I’m multi-tasking like crazy so isn’t an occasional brain-fart normal?  But are these lapses in … Continued

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Executive Health

Employee Appreciation

Combating Preventable Illnesses to Improve the Health of Employees is Good for Your Company’s Bottom Line Investing in employee health can show greater appreciation for workers in a way pay and benefits, although appreciated in other ways, fall short. A soda machine in the office break room or bottomless bowl of candy on the reception … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute in Irvine

As one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the west Coast,The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute (HHVI) remains the highest quality and volume cardiovascular program in Orange County. with the opening of Hoag Hospital Irvine, HHVI will continue to lead the way by delivering the highest level of care, expert medical leadership and … Continued

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Executive Health

Wellness Programs 101

Why Companies Consider Wellness Program Solutions for Employee Health “Wellness” is the new buzzword when it comes to corporate health. Whether it is describing lack of illness, encouraging positive choices for personal health or maintaining work-life balance among employees, wellness is here to stay. The corporate world has seen a drastic rise in wellness programs … Continued

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Featured News

Hoag launches new affordable care joint initiative

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach has undertaken a new coordinated care model in partnership with Blue Shield of California and Greater Newport Physicians. The three-year accountable care initiative aims to provide approximately 11,000 Blue Shield HMO policy members in Orange County with integrated, cost-efficient healthcare.   The program will launch on July 1 … Continued

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Executive Health

Managing Sick Leave and Presenteeism

Know Your Company’s Absentee Profile and the Most Promising Trends A company appreciates its dedicated employees – those who arrive early, leave late, proactive with projects, exceed expectations – but when a worker continues to work in the office when fighting off illness, he or she inadvertently lowers the bottom line of a business. Presenteeism … Continued

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Featured News

Richard Afable: Health insurance vs. getting care

February 17, 2012 By Richard Afable When Washington came up with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it forgot one key component: The “care” part. This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the law’s individual mandate requiring people to be insured. The court will decide whether the government … Continued

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Executive Health

Is Stress Making You Sick?

Having a busy life can be very fulfilling, but can also be very stressful. Work, family, finances and health issues can all cause us to feel overwhelmed and stressed. For many people, living with stress is so common that it can become a way of life. But, did you know that being stressed can actually … Continued

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Heart & Vascular

Options for innovative arrhythmia treatment

Minimally invasive techniques continue to be a significant focus for both the patient and physician. The benefits of adopting these new procedures are many, but the most substantial is the ability to diagnose and treat conditions through small openings or veins. One specialty that has adopted minimally invasive techniques more aggressively is interventional cardiology, specifically … Continued

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