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Hoag Spine Center Adds EOSedge Spinal Imaging System

Hoag Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif. is the first in Orange County to install the EOSedge system for spine imaging, according to a May 24 news release. The EOS imaging system combines x-ray, low-dose radiation and an open design to take high resolution images. It uses Flex Dose technology to modulate radiation exposure and is designed … Read More
Published On: May 24, 2023

Revolutionizing Depression Treatment: Breaking Free from Ineffective Medications for Rapid Relief

If you want to know whether a standard-of-care medication will work to treat your depression, flip a coin. More than half of all patients treated for major depressive disorder (MDD), the clinical name for what is typically thought of as depression, don’t respond to the first treatment option prescribed to them. Even those who do … Read More
Published On: May 15, 2023

Lisa Campana Named Hoag Hospital’s 2023 Nurse of the Year

This is National Nurses Week, the perfect occasion to thank all of the nurses who have been on the front lines during the pandemic and who continue to provide compassionate care. This is also the perfect time for Hoag Hospital to announce its Nurse of the Year for 2023. This year, the honor goes to … Read More
Published On: May 11, 2023
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Patient Recruits Spine Surgeon to Join Her in Huntington Beach Race

Beth Sanden has completed marathons on all seven continents. And the North Pole. And Antarctica. But her role as a coach can be just as rewarding. In fact, she has convinced her spine surgeon to walk the Huntington Beach Doggy Dash Cause for Paws 5K with her on Saturday morning. Not only will Dr. Burak Ozgur, a … Read More
Published On: May 11, 2023

OB-GYN Offers Tips for Supporting Moms

Dr. Lisa Karamardian from Hoag Newport Beach’s Pacific Women’s Healthcare Associates shares ideas for how friends and family can support new mothers ahead of Mother’s Day. Lend a hand: Whatever you can do in the way of helping a mom get more sleep, even if it’s just a two-to-three-hour nap, makes all the difference in the … Read More
Published On: May 5, 2023

New CA Hospital Safety Ratings Released: 2 Get ‘F’ Grade, 95 Get ‘A’

CALIFORNIA — Nearly 34 percent of California hospitals received top grades in protecting patient safety, according to the spring 2023 hospital safety grades released Wednesday by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog. That’s an improvement compared to the last round of rankings, even as the average risk of contracting deadly infections remained elevated nationwide … Read More
Published On: May 3, 2023

How and Why Does Exercise Improve Cognitive Function?

Exercise is key for maintaining physical and mental health. Studies show that it positively affects health even if started later in life. Some suggest that exercise improves cognition by inducing long-term changes in the hippocampus, such as increased volume and an increased rate of neuronal formation. How exactly exercise changes the hippocampus, however, remains unknown. Understanding more about how … Read More
Published On: April 25, 2023

Catheter Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation May Reduce Dementia Risk

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a heart condition characterized by irregular beating in the upper chambers of the heart that reduces blood flow to the lower chambers. Afib can cause discomfort in patients and increase stroke risk by five times. In 2019, AFib was mentioned on 183,321 death certificates in the United States. Estimates state that the condition will affect 12.1 … Read More
Published On: April 20, 2023

Hoag Hospital Brings Mitral Valve Replacement Option to OC, Recruits Patients for Long-Term Study

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach is recruiting patients for a long-term study designed to collect real-world clinical outcomes for a new mitral valve replacement option. The MOMENTIS study will follow patients who receive the MITRIS RESILIA valve, developed by Edwards Lifesciences using innovations that were developed to ease the orientation of the initial valve placement … Read More
Published On: April 18, 2023

Research on Gut Immune Cells May Lead to New IBD Treatments

Trillions of microbes coexist with immune cells in the intestine. A layer of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) acts as a first line of defense against microbes by separating them from immune cells. Previous studies have shown that immune cells known as intestinal lymphocytes communicate with IECs to promote tissue repair and intestinal homeostasis. Studies also show that microbiota produce metabolites such as lactate, acetate, … Read More
Published On: April 12, 2023
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