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Hoag Shows Off Operating Rooms

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach is showcasing state-of-the art equipment at its two 820-square-foot operating rooms that recently opened. The 3D Surgical Theater, which was designed by former Israeli fighter pilots, takes the image of the patient’s brain and recreates a 3D model so neurosurgeons can “fly” through a patient’s brain to get … Continued

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Team Helps Kids ASPIRE Toward High School Graduation At Hoag

The After School Program For Interventions And Resiliency Education offered by the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag, received a three-year accreditation, the group announced Wednesday. Teens who complete the program are eligible to receive up to five WASC-approved semester credit hours to be applied toward their high school graduation. The ASPIRE program at Hoag … Continued

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Hoag Debuts New '7D' Surgical Technology

The Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach recently added a “7D” surgical system used in spinal procedures, making it the first West Coast hospital to do so. The system contains the same technology found in self-driving cars, according to a news release, enabling a surgeon to have an “unprecedented level of … Continued

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Move Quickly Because Parkinson's Builds Slowly

When a patient comes to me long after he or she suspects that something is amiss, I tell them, “I understand.” I know why they had ignored their tremors for too long. I understand why they had dismissed their balance issues as insignificant. Depictions of Parkinson’s disease in popular culture are grim, and nobody wants … Continued

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Parents Today Worry About Social Media As Much As Radio Worried Parents Years Ago

Plain and simple, all parents worry. In the 1930’s, they worried about the affects listening to the radio would have on their children’s priorities. In the 1950’s, it was the accessibility of “adult” content on television. It wasn’t until the 1980s, though, that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) came up with guidelines for how … Continued

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After-School Program Seeks to Blunt the Increase in Suicide, Suicidal Ideation Among Depressed Teens

It’s not just someone obsessed by Columbine. Last year, a seemingly normal teen was found dead from suicide in a Corona del Mar park. Just a few weeks ago, a young man walked into a local South County fast food joint, then into the restroom, where he was found hung. Another was found dead on … Continued

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Hoag Epilepsy Program Receives Top Designation

The Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute’s epilepsy program at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has received a Level 4 epilepsy center designation, the highest level from the National Assn. of Epilepsy Centers. The institute has the professional expertise and resources necessary to “provide the most advanced and comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex … Continued

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Regular Checkups with a Mental Health Professional can help Promote Healthy Choices

It is an oddity of human nature that we so often fail to react to troubling developments until they reach the level of a crisis. Such was the case with the recent episode involving some local high school students who posted photos online showing themselves doing a Nazi salute in front of plastic cups arranged … Continued

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Hoag Hospital Opens New Operating Suites in Newport

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has opened two new brain and spine operating room suites. The 820-square-foot facilities have new equipment designed to enhance surgical communications and efficiencies, according to a news release. Hoag is the first California hospital to use CollaboratOR technology, an 84-inch touch-screen system. It enables Hoag surgeons, nurses and surgical assistants … Continued

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Hoag Unveils 2 Brain & Spine Operating Room Suites

Hoag installed two advanced brain and spine fully integrated OR suites. The key details to know: 1. The OR suites are 820 square feet and feature the CollaboratOR technology, a multi-point touchscreen system. 2. The ORs will also be outfitted with TrumpfiLED 7 Surgical Lights that feature 3D sensor technology, and Karl Storz StreamConnect Technology … Continued

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