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Local Focus: Hoag Doctor's Sports Radio Show Hits a Home Run

Here’s a question that even a first year medical student might not be able to answer: What organ of the body gets stronger the more you use it? The answer is bone, according to Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Newport Beach, and most recently creator of … Continued

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What it takes to reach 5 stars: Hoag Orthopedic Institute CEO weighs in

​Irvine-Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for patient experience and quality; making it one of only eight hospitals in California to receive the ranking. Dereesa Reid, CEO at Hoag feels the CMS rating is exciting and believes that CMS, with the value-based program, is … Continued

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Students lack of sleep impacts academic performance

Between juggling a full school schedule, work and a personal life, college students often spend long nights cramming for a test, accompanied by enormous amounts of caffeine. This requires taking advantage of any down time to catch up on sleep. It is something that is abundant in childhood, but lacking during college years. Sleep is … Continued

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Commentary: Genetic testing can be a useful indicator

Does ancestry determine disease risk? Can genetic testing really improve your health? Or does discovering a disease-causing mutation in your genome just give you something else to worry about? Those are the questions I confront every day in my genetics practice. When people ask me about the value of genetic testing, I tell them that … Continued

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2015 Toshiba Classic moves to the fall

?Newport Beach golf enthusiasts will need to wait a little longer to watch their favorite players in action at the Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic. The 21st annual Toshiba Classic, which is traditionally held in March, won’t tee off until Oct. 19, 2015, at the Newport Beach Country Club, Hoag Charity Sports announced Thursday. Toshiba Classic’s … Continued

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Hoag Orthopedic Credits Physician-Patient Interaction for Low Readmission Rates

?Physician-patient interaction and patient engagement prior to surgery have resulted in dramatically low readmission rates for hip and knee replacement surgeries at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), according to Sopida Andronaco, RN, director of performance improvement and clinical outcomes at HOI. Andronaco told PNN that HOI physicians have been actively focusing on solving the problem … Continued

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Teen given Disneyland scholarship for volunteering nearly 800 hours

After eight years of volunteering a total of 793 hours of community service in Orange County, Fountain Valley High School student Jonathan Hwang’s philanthropic ventures were recently acknowledged with a $7,500 scholarship during a Fountain Valley City Council meeting. Hwang, a 17-year-old Fountain Valley student, was awarded the scholarship from the Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program … Continued

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On Faith: Hoag Health Ministries and Faith Community Nursing

?“I didn’t know how valuable the Parish Nurse Program was until my brother Leroy started getting sick,” said Jim de Boom, Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council. “The Parish Nurse from his Methodist church in Minnesota visited Leroy in the hospital. She sat with him, encouraged other church members to visit and … Continued

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Hoag pushes care out to patients

?The new wing of Hoag Hospital’s outpatient health center in Huntington Beach, which opened for business this week, is a gleaming symbol of what many see as the future of health care. The 50,000-square-foot addition to an existing Hoag site offers a state-of-the-art imaging center, advanced mammography, numerous cardiac services and a pediatric unit – … Continued

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Health Center Addition Nears Opening

?The graceful curve of a long seaglass blue countertop greeted visitors Wednesday night as they passed through the airy new lobby of Hoag Health Center in Huntington Beach. Many continued on — champagne flutes and wine glasses in hand — to tour the facility’s state-of-the-art imaging center, pausing to inspect a giant CT scanner or … Continued

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