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Neurosciences

The Cutting-Edge of Spine Care: Building a Multidisciplinary Program From Hoag Neurosurgery Spine

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian launched the Hoag Neurosurgery Spine Program in February 2014. The multidisciplinary program aims to bring specialists together for more efficient and effective care. “The intent was to create a program not around a specialty, but around the spine care service,” says Burak Ozgur, MD, chief of service of the Neurosurgery Spine … Read More

Featured News

E-cigarettes trend not the breath of fresh air it seems

When a colleague introduced me to the electronic cigarette, I thought it was an ingenious idea. Also known as an e-cigarette, it’s a battery-powered device capable of creating a chemical vapor that is said to deliver nicotine in a less harmful way. My colleague, a smoker for more than 20 years, said this was the … Read More

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How Crossing Your Legs Hurts Your Heart

?You eat well, you exercise, and you even get the right amount of sleep (most nights, anyway; no one’s perfect). But chances are, you’ve got some other little habits that are costing you in the health department—without you even knowing. Check out these 10 hidden health risks, and simple ways to fix them. You cross … Read More

Heart & Vascular

Discovery of Woman's Heart Disease Likely Saved Husband's Life

The discovery of a woman’s heart disease likely saved her husband’s life. Two months ago, 54-year-old Kelly Davis had a heart attack. As Davis met with Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian cardiologist Dr. Subbarao Myla in Newport Beach, answering vital health questions, it was discovered that she had 90 percent blockage in one artery and an … Read More

Diabetes Center

Lauri Delson's Passion Helps Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is something that is near and dear to Lauri Delson’s heart, as two of her three daughters have the disease. Both girls were diagnosed as children, leaving Lauri to navigate their treatment and management plans through their adolescent years. Watching her daughters grow-up with type 1 diabetes was difficult, but what was … Read More

Diabetes Center

Food As Medicine

Dr. Nadeau is an accomplished physician who brings extensive experience to and the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center as Program Director and Endocrinologist at Hoag Medical Group. While he has many areas of interest, the majority of his recent work, research, and lectures focus on diabetes, obesity, and nutrition. The ideal diet is one … Read More

Diabetes Center

The Prescription To Manage Your Sick Day

Nobody likes being sick, but as we enter into the height of flu season those with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) need to take extra care. An illness like a cold or flu can cause your blood glucose level to spike very high, so it is important to recognize the signs of an illness … Read More

Neurosciences

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian to Launch Neurosurgery Spine Program

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., is planning to launch the Hoag Neurosurgery Spine Program. The neurosurgery spine program will offer a team approach to evaluating patients and it will include physical therapists, pain management specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and a dedicated nurse navigator.

Diabetes Center

Use new tools against diabetes

New technology and treatments offer new hope for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes: Insulin pump innovations give type 1 patients more control and freedom, and medication advances offer people with type 2 diabetes improved weight loss and glucose control. As exciting as these advances are, prevention remains the most effective approach to … Read More

Executive Health

Blood Pressure 101

What it is? On average, your heart pumps over 90,000 times a day. With each contraction, the heart pumps blood into the arteries that carry the blood to rest of the body. Blood pressure is defined as the force blood exerts against the artery walls. Systolic pressure is the force exerted as the heart is … Read More