Ophthalmologist Appreciates Spine Surgeon Who Keeps an Eye on Details

Hoag Ophthalmologist Robert Jones, M.D., hadn’t slept well in more than four years. Leg pain and foot cramping kept him awake. He’d also had back pain for decades. But the neurologists and other physicians he had seen over the years didn’t seem to pay attention to the details that troubled Dr. Jones most. In 2018, … Read More
Published On: May 26, 2023
Tags: Story,Spine

Hoag Spine Center First to Offer EOSedge™ for Spine Imaging

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (May 24, 2023) – Hoag Spine Center has become the first in Orange County to adopt the EOSedge System, a cutting-edge technology that combines multiple imaging techniques to better diagnose and treat back pain in adults. The EOS imaging technology combines X-ray, low dose radiation modulation, and an innovative open cabin design … Read More
Published On: May 24, 2023
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First Mammogram? We’ve Got You Covered

If you’ve recently turned 40, happy birthday! Enjoy your cake and ice cream… and then schedule your mammogram. “Most women should get their first annual mammograms beginning at age 40, though high-risk women may be advised by their doctor to begin earlier,” said January Lopez, M.D., a fellowship trained breast imaging specialist, board-certified diagnostic radiologist … Read More
Published On: May 19, 2023

4 Surprising Truths about Loneliness… and 4 Things You Can Do About it

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., recently outlined a national framework to combat the loneliness epidemic in the United States. He noted four important facts about loneliness and social isolation: Being lonely is as bad for your long-term health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! People who are lonely are 26% more likely to die … Read More
Published On: May 15, 2023

Lisa Campana Named Hoag’s 2023 Nurse of the Year

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (May 10, 2023) – Hoag announced today that Lisa Campana, BSN, RN, CEN, MICN, has been named 2023 Nurse of the Year. Nominated for her compassionate care, clinical excellence and patient-centered approach, Lisa was selected as Nurse of the Year for going above and beyond in her role as Charge Nurse in … Read More
Published On: May 10, 2023
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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

How A Mediterranean Diet Can Make You(r Brain) Look 19 Years Younger

Want to look 19 years younger than you are? Sorry. This isn’t a story about that. But you can make your brain appear nearly two decades more youthful simply by following a Mediterranean diet. A new study published in the journal Neurology, looked at the brains of 581 people who donated their bodies to science. … Read More
Published On: May 3, 2023

Hoag Earns Straight “A’s” on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 3, 2023 — Hoag has once again been awarded straight “A’s” for the Spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine. Achieving the nation’s top honor for patient safety, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade rates a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable … Read More
Published On: May 3, 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

5 Clues that it’s More than ‘Baby Blues’

The newborn is crying – and so is the new mom. A few days after childbirth, it is common for women to feel depressed, anxious, or upset as their hormones fluctuate. But how seriously should mom – and her family members – take these emotional turns? “The biggest difference between postpartum depression and the ‘baby … Read More
Published On: May 2, 2023