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Becker's 11th Annual Meeting: Four Questions with Michael Brant-Zawadzki

Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD, FACR, serves as Senior Physician Executive at Hoag Hospital; The Ron and Sandi Simon Endowed Chair, Executive Medical Director for Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute. On April 7th, Dr. Brant-Zawadzki will give a presentation on “Creating a Viable, Community Based Memory and Cognitive Care Program” at Becker's Hospital Review 11th Annual Meeting. As … Continued

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CUSD and Hoag Host Second Session of Speaker Series with Identifying Substance Disorders and Vaping Dangers Discussion

Capistrano Unified School District hosted its second community lecture event in partnership with Hoag Hospital. The 2019-2020 series titled, “Helping Teens and Families Navigate Mental Health and Wellness,” will feature discussions on a variety of topics that impact today’s young people. The second session of the series, dedicated to identifying substance abuse disorders and vaping … Continued

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Unified Plan to Tackle Mental Health Concerns in OC

A large cross section of Orange County healthcare and civic leaders expect a forthcoming $40 million facility in the city of Orange to mark the first step in a unified approach by the county toward combating mental health problems and treating drug abuse—and in doing so alleviating some of the area’s homelessness issues. Be Well … Continued

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A Neurologist Explains Why Delaying School Start Time is Important

Do teenagers know how to sleep? If you’re the parent of a teen, you might be laughing to yourself. That’s all they know how to do. In truth, teens (and their parents) might not know enough about how to sleep, when to sleep, and why. California recently became the first state to require most middle … Continued

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Primary Care Could Hold the Key to Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

To delay or prevent the onset of memory loss, talk to your doctor. It can really be that simple. Among the diseases that Americans fear most, Alzheimer’s and dementia consistently rank at the top of the list. What people don’t always realize is that many causes of memory loss are treatable and preventable, and the … Continued

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Hoag is Using Virtual Reality for Preoperative, Intraoperative Neurosurgery

Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., is using virtual reality to plan and practice neurosurgery procedures. Neurosurgeon Robert Louis, MD, used the Surgical Theater technology over 1,000 times in the four years since it was adapted by the hospital. Visit Becker's Spine Review to view the original article.

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Living with the Effects of Dementia/Alzheimer's

Mona Lee Nesseth’s 85-year-old mother, Martha Nesseth, grew up in San Juan Capistrano, where she attended school at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Costa Mesa. In the 1950s, she obtained her cosmetology degree and was recruited by a well-known Lido Island beauty salon before moving to Toluca Lake, where her clients were entertainment celebrities and … Continued

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California Hospital Uses Virtual Reality for Preoperative Neurosurgery Planning

Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., is using virtual reality to plan and practice neurosurgery procedures, reports Fox La. Four things to know: 1. The Surgical Navigation Advanced Platform, developed by Surgical Theater, allows surgeons to navigate through the patient's brain using VR. 2. Patients' MRI and CT scans are uploaded to the surgical … Continued

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Medical Advances: O.C. Hospital Uses Advanced Technology in the Operating Room

It looks more like a video game – doctors equipped with a virtual reality headset and controllers. But it’s a fairly new medical device. Dr Robert Louis is a neurosurgeon at Hoag in Newport Beach. “We take patient's standard MRIs and CT scans then load them into the surgical theater system and it creates a … Continued

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Teen Suicide Continues to Increase, but There is Hope in the Trenches

In a darkened high school auditorium, the tragedy and reality of teen suicide hits like a gut punch. A short, stark video shows the parents of 16-year-old Patrick Turner grasping one another’s hands for support, speaking about their son taking his life and giving voice to their teenager’s final plea in a letter discovered after … Continued

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