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Hoag joins Scripps for Zoom Lifeguard Education Conference

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian & Scripps Health will be presenting the virtual 2021 Southern California Lifeguard Education Conference which will include presentations by California’s best lifeguards and medical professionals. The conference is planned for Wednesday, July 14 from 7-9 p.m. via Zoom. Presentation topics include: –Ed Vodrazka, California S.P.P.O. Lifeguard – Retired will serve as Master … Continued

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Hoag Neurosciences Seeks Patients In Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial

Hoag Hospital’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute is enrolling patients in a Phase III clinical trial, TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 2, which investigates the efficacy and safety of an investigational treatment aimed at the early symptom phase of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The investigational treatment targets and removes deposited amyloid plaque, which is one of the two signature markers of … Continued

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Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute Selected to Participate in Study of Pioneering Surgical Epilepsy Treatment

For nearly 50 years, there were few options for patients who suffer from medication-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy. The most effective procedure was temporal lobectomy, a highly invasive surgery that involves removing a large section of the brain and can result in loss of vision, speech, memory, and neurocognitive abilities. The SLATE clinical trial will study … Continued

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Hoag to Participate in Groundbreaking Study Aiming to Help Prevent Memory Loss Due to Alzheimer’s Disease

Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute has started recruiting volunteers for a study testing an investigational treatment that aims to help prevent the earliest stages of memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Eisai Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo), the AHEAD Study is the … Continued

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20 Hospitals, Health Systems Adding Robotics in Q1

Here are 20 hospitals and health systems that added spine and orthopedic robots in the first quarter: Note: This is not an exhaustive list. To add a center to this list, please contact Carly Behm at cbehm@beckershealthcare.com. Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute became the first West Coast hospital to use Medtronic’s Mazor … Continued

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Hoag Becomes 1st West Coast Hospital to Offer Mazor X Robot for Spine Surgery

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute became the first West Coast hospital to use Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic platform. The Mazor X is designed for precise, efficient minimally invasive spine surgeries. It also reduces the need for X-rays and minimizes pain and recovery time, according to a March 2 news release. … Continued

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Sue J. Gross Foundation Awards $5 Million to Hoag Breast Center

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California, has announced a $5 million gift from philanthropist Sue Gross in support of the Hoag Breast Center. Made through the Sue J. Gross Foundation, the gift will support a significant expansion of the center's services. In recognition of the gift, the center, which is located within the … Continued

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The Most Common Misconception About Spine Surgery

The most persistent problem I encounter is not nerve pain or slipped discs. It’s the tenacious misconception that someone can be “too old” for spine surgery when it’s truly needed. Many years ago, it was true that age played a significant factor in a person’s ability to tolerate and recover from surgery. Surgeries were once … Continued

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Hoag is First Hospital in the State to Implant Deep Brain Stimulation System for Parkinson's Disease

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian recently became the first hospital in California to implant the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recently approved Percept™ PC Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system in a patient for Parkinson’s disease. This DBS system detects patient-specific brain signals and provides instant feedback to optimize real-time therapy for patients with movement disorders. Christopher … Continued

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Hoag Performs First Robotic Carotid Artery Stenting on West Coast

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian recently became the first hospital on the West Coast to perform an innovative robotic interventional procedure to stent a blockage in the carotid artery and improving blood flow to the brain. Christopher Baker, M.D., director of interventional neuroradiology at the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag, implanted the stent using a … Continued

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