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Hoag Names Renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Adam Kanter as Executive Medical Director of its Nationally Ranked Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute

Hoag announced today Adam Kanter, M.D., F.A.A.N.S, has been named executive medical director of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute. Hoag ranks among the top 50 in neurology and neurosurgery nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Kanter will lead a multidisciplinary team of experts focused on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, brain and … Read More
Published On: April 22, 2024

Advancements in Concussion Management: A Comprehensive Approach

Concussions are a common form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can result from a blow to the head or a sudden jolt to the body causing the brain to move rapidly within the skull. Despite their classification as a ‘mild’ brain injury, the potential long-term repercussions have spurred ongoing research and advancements in treatment … Read More
Published On: March 25, 2024

Unveiling the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Decline

In the fast-paced world we live in, a good night’s sleep is often undervalued. Yet, its importance cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to cognitive health. One condition that’s gaining increasing attention for its detrimental effects on both sleep quality and cognition is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). “Sleep apnea disrupts the normal sleep cycle, … Read More
Published On: March 8, 2024

In Search of Sleep

Hoag doctors offer advice and treatment for common disorders when restful nights prove elusive.  In a fast-paced world, the art of obtaining restful sleep is frequently underestimated. As a cornerstone of one’s well-being, a good night’s slumber is a deep physiological and psychological necessity, vital for cognitive functions, emotional stability and physical health. Dr. Jose … Read More
Published On: February 16, 2024

Parkinson’s Disease Patients at Hoag Show their Artistic Side

Living with intention is a big thing for those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. As automatic movements become more impaired, intentional movements become more critical. A group of several Parkinson’s patients at Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute have been attending the “Painting With Parkinson’s” program since it launched last July. The patients got to celebrate some … Read More
Published On: January 29, 2024

Managing Pain in a New World

The opioid epidemic shed a glaring light on the dark side of pain management, but what can be done to manage pain in this complicated new world? As it turns out, a lot – so long as the entire hospital is dedicated to working together to make patient care a priority. Pain permeates everything. Physical … Read More
Published On: January 8, 2024

4 Common Questions About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person experiences seizures that can look like staring spells, falling, shaking or losing awareness of what is going on. Just having a seizure does not mean you have epilepsy. Seizures can happen due to medical issues such as high fever, low blood sugar, or alcohol or drug … Read More
Published On: November 22, 2023

Fun with Friends is Good for You: How Social Connections Keep the Brain Young

Can socializing with friends be as healthy as going to the gym? As far as brain health is concerned, the research says “yes.” Moreover, maintaining social connections can help a person reduce their risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Conversely, research has shown that social isolation and loneliness are as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes … Read More
Published On: November 15, 2023

Hoag Receives $50 Million Gift to Create One-of-a-Kind Center for Brain Health

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2023) – Hoag today announced a transformational $50 million gift that will establish the Richard H. Pickup Center for Brain Health, a powerhouse of innovation that will pioneer new, whole family-centered approaches to brain health and healthy aging. Long-time Newport Beach philanthropist Richard Pickup has made numerous gifts to Hoag … Read More
Published On: November 6, 2023

$50 Million Gift Will Help Hoag Hospital Transform its Care of Memory and Cognitive Disorders

Hoag Hospital officials are announcing plans for a center at the Newport Beach campus that will “pioneer new, whole family-centered approaches to brain health and healthy aging.” A “transformational” $50 million gift from Newport Beach philanthropist Richard Pickup is helping establish the center, which will not only work on research and to improve gaps in care for … Read More
Published On: November 6, 2023