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Dr. Adam Kanter Joins Hoag Specialty Clinic as Neurosurgery Chief

Adam Kanter, M.D., joined Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Specialty Clinic as chief of neurosurgery and associate executive medical director of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute. Dr. Kanter is moving from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was chief of spine surgery and a tenured professor, according to an Aug. 3 news release. He … Continued

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3 Things Mike Trout Reminds Us About the Importance of Physical Therapy

Angels center fielder and 10-time MLB all-star Mike Trout is contending with a rare back condition, costovertebral dysfunction. While his condition is unusual, back pain is one of the most common complaints doctors hear. Luckily for Trout (and most other people with back pain), physical therapy is an effective way to maintain a person’s mobility, … Continued

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The Dark Side of Sunny Days

  Hey, cool it! On a hot day, sometimes even the body’s own cooling system (sweat) is not enough to bring temperatures down. If that’s the case, you run the risk of heat exhaustion or even its potentially deadly successor heat stroke. How can you tell the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke – … Continued

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Hoag Appoints Dr. Elizabeth Raskin as Surgical Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has named colorectal surgeon Elizabeth Raskin, MD, as the new surgical director for the Margolis Family Inflammatory Bowel disease Program, part of the Hoag Digestive Institute.  Dr. Raskin has 20 years of experience in colon and rectal surgeries, performing robot-assisted surgeries and treating complex colorectal conditions with minimally invasive processes. … Continued

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Subaru Makes Donation to Hoag

On Wednesday, July 20, in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), two local Subaru retailers donated 160 plush blankets and 25 arts & crafts kits to Hoag Family Cancer Institute patients in Newport Beach and Irvine. McKenna Subaru in Huntington Beach and Subaru Zone Office in Costa Mesa made these generous contributions as … Continued

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6 Simple Ways to Lower Your Risk of Falls

As the sudden death of Ivana Trump laid bare, accidental falls among older adults are sadly common. Nearly 36 million older adults fall each year, resulting in 32,000 deaths and 3 million emergency department visits. Hoag Rehabilitation Services, which includes both Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and the Fudge Family Acute Rehabilitation Center, offers some important tips … Continued

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3 Reasons Why 30 minutes of Walking is Good for Your Health

Exercise does not have to be expensive, complicated or time-consuming. Your lifestyle change can be as simple as a 30-minute daily walk. Whether you make walking your method to jump-start your day, use it as a moment of peace during your lunch break, or as a tool to wind-down in the evening, taking that time … Continued

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Patrick’s Purpose Announces Donations to Hoag’s ASPIRE Program and Scripps College

Patrick’s Purpose Foundation has announced two major donations to Hoag Hospital’s ASPIRE Program and the Scripps College Mental Health Fund. Thanks to many generous donors, Patrick’s Purpose is gifting $50,000 to the Hoag ASPIRE Program over the next two years. The ASPIRE program is a group-based outpatient program designed for teens who are experiencing a … Continued

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Hoag Receives “Get With the Guidelines” Stroke GOLD PLUS Awards

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced it has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines® Stroke GOLD PLUS Quality Achievement Awards for its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine. The comprehensive Stroke Program of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute coordinates stroke care at both Hoag hospitals, each of which also received … Continued

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Take Five: Meet Prerna Rao, Clinical Manager for Hoag Hospital’s ASPIRE Program

I recently learned that the Patrick’s Purpose Foundation donated $50,000 to Hoag Hospital’s ASPIRE program. I have been familiar with Patrick’s Purpose since its creation and know that it was created to honor the legacy and character of Patrick Turner, who died of suicide in 2018. But I was not familiar with the ASPIRE program, … Continued

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