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Spring 2022

Comprehensive, Preventive Approach to Spine Health Sets Hoag Apart

At the Hoag Spine Center in Newport Beach, one call delivers it all. The board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeons at Hoag Spine Center, part of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, consistently deliver cutting-edge surgical treatment options, including spinal navigation – not unlike using GPS in your car — and robot-assisted surgery. Many times, however, some of the … Continued

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Spring 2022

Meet Dr. Mindy Bixby of the Salsbury Family Movement Disorders Program

  Mindy Bixby, D.O., is Hoag’s newest Parkinson’s disease (PD) and movement disorders expert. She is a board-certified neurologist, with offices in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. PD is the second most common adult neurogenerative disease behind Alzheimer’s. The incidence of PD and other movement disorders is growing as our population ages. Recognizing … Continued

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Spring 2022

How does mononucleosis (aka “kissing disease”) impact Multiple Sclerosis?

More evidence has suggested the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpes family that causes mononucleosis (aka the “kissing disease”), can cause Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Recently, a study published went further, citing EBV infection as likely the leading cause of MS. EBV is one virus that has reportedly become re-activated during COVID-19 infection. The … Continued

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Spring 2022

Hoag Helps Patients Live Fully with Heart Failure

Cathy Bochynski’s father died of heart failure many years ago. But thanks to the expert care she is receiving at Hoag, the 71-year-old is facing her own diagnosis of heart failure with hope. Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute is ranked in the top 10% in the nation for care that preserves patients’ … Continued

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Spring 2022

New App Puts Cardiac Surgery Education in Patients’ Hands

For patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery at Hoag, the guidance they need is now in the palm of their hands. Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute piloted a new app that guides patients before, during and after their surgery. The app delivers interactive, personalized education such as reminders, to-do-lists, videos and evidence-based education. … Continued

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Spring 2022

Hoag Hosts National Marfan Conference

Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute is hosting The Marfan Foundation’s E3 Conference: Educating, Empowering, and Enriching Our Community on July 7-10, 2022, in Newport Beach. Bringing together more than 600 individuals and families with Marfan syndrome, VEDS, Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS), and other genetic aortic and vascular conditions from across the U.S. and … Continued

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Spring 2022

Now that I’ve been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, what steps should I take to manage my condition?

Coronary artery disease (CAD) develops when major blood vessels that supply your heart become damaged or diseased. It’s typically caused by cholesterol-containing deposits in your coronary arteries and inflammation. If you’ve been recently diagnosed with CAD, there are several steps you can take to manage your condition and stay healthy. I encourage all patients to … Continued

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Hoag Family Cancer Institute at the Forefront of Innovation

As Orange County’s top choice for cancer care, Hoag Family Cancer Institute prides itself for consistently achieving survival rates that are above national averages. By offering multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient care, patients can feel confident that they will receive care that is rivaled by some of the leading institutions in the nation. As a result, … Continued

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Spring 2022

Hoag Offers Expanded Early Detection Screening Under New Guidelines

With a commitment to the prevention and early detection of lung cancer, Hoag Family Cancer Institute’s Lung Cancer Program provides patients a full array of innovative lung cancer diagnosis and treatment options tailored to the individual patient’s clinical needs. In February, the lung cancer screening guidelines were updated to recommend low dose computed tomography (LDCT) … Continued

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Spring 2022

What’s the best way to detect skin cancer?

The best way to protect yourself from skin cancer is to monitor your skin regularly and wear sunscreen. Check your skin often for new or changing moles or freckles and show them to your doctor. The ABCs of melanoma is a helpful guide to help you distinguish what features you should look for when checking … Continued

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