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Winter 2021

Ask the Doctor: Dr. Nikhil Bassi, M.D.

Q. I checked my blood pressure recently, and it was a little higher than usual. It was a similar number when I checked a few days later. How do I know if I need to start medication? A. Your blood pressure is an important component of your overall cardiovascular health. Hypertension is a medical condition … Read More

Winter 2021

Ask the Doctor: Shane Lloyd, M.D. Ph.D.

Q. Is there a role for radiation therapy in the setting of metastatic cancer? A. Radiation therapy is often thought of as being only part of cancer treatment in the upfront setting. Patients will have surgery to remove a breast tumor and then radiation therapy afterwards. Or they will have radiation therapy alone to cure … Read More

Winter 2021

Ask the Doctor: Jay Puangco, M.D.

Q. What is sleep apnea and what are the treatment options? A. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder that causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. While sleeping, our mouth’s swallowing muscles relax more than they do during waking hours. This doesn’t cause problems for most people, but for … Read More

Winter 2021

Ask the Doctor: Matthew Siljander, M.D.

Q. When should I consider hip or knee replacement? A. Knee or hip pain associated with walking or other weightbearing activities may be a sign that you are developing arthritis. In the hip, pain is most common in the groin, but can also be in the lateral hip, buttock or thigh. Knee pain can be … Read More

Fall 2020

Hoag Brain Tumor Program Provides Innovative Care

The field of neurosciences is constantly innovating, developing more precise diagnostics, discovering more targeted treatments, all aiming for better results for patients. The Brain Tumor Program, a collaboration with Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute (PFNI) and Hoag Family Cancer Institute (HFCI), and its expert clinicians and researchers are helping to lead such innovation. Ranked in … Read More