Pregnancy and the COVID Vaccine: What Expecting Mothers Should Know

“Is it safe for a pregnant woman to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?” This is the biggest question being asked of OB/GYNs right now. The short answer is “yes.” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine have come out with strong recommendations that pregnant and lactating women receive … Continued

Commentary: The Hospital that Treated the First Known COVID-19 Patient in the State Sees a Silver Lining

As the world opens up again, many of us are starting to imagine life after COVID-19. But for some survivors of the disease, life will not return to “normal” for months, or even years. Many people who suffered severe illness went on to experience post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), a set of physical problems that include … Continued

Hoag joins Scripps for Zoom Lifeguard Education Conference

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian & Scripps Health will be presenting the virtual 2021 Southern California Lifeguard Education Conference which will include presentations by California’s best lifeguards and medical professionals. The conference is planned for Wednesday, July 14 from 7-9 p.m. via Zoom. Presentation topics include: –Ed Vodrazka, California S.P.P.O. Lifeguard – Retired will serve as Master … Continued

Why Telehealth in Cardiology is a Double-Edged Sword, Per Hoag’s Dr. Subbarao Myla

Setting the expectations too high for telehealth’s expansion in cardiology could have unintended consequences, says Subbarao Myla, MD, director of the cardiovascular catheterization laboratories at Newport Beach, Calif.,-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s Jeffrey M Cantor Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Myla recently joined Becker’s cardiology podcast to discuss how heart care may evolve in the … Continued

Hoag Neurosciences Seeks Patients In Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial

Hoag Hospital’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute is enrolling patients in a Phase III clinical trial, TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 2, which investigates the efficacy and safety of an investigational treatment aimed at the early symptom phase of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The investigational treatment targets and removes deposited amyloid plaque, which is one of the two signature markers of … Continued

Reza Joolhar Named Hoag’s 2021 Nurse of the Year

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 17, 2021 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced today that Reza Joolhar, BSN, RN, is the hospital’s 2021 Nurse of the Year. Reza is a Float Pool Nurse but has spent the last year as the Charge Nurse for the 5 West, one of the COVID-19 units at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. … Continued