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Advanced Skills Made a Difference for a Hoag Employee's Mom

“I’m feeling great. I’m line dancing. I’m working outside. If it weren’t for Dianne finding Dr. Yalvac, I would just be on medication. I wouldn’t have the energy to do the things I want to do, and I like to keep busy and move fast. I feel like I can do something with my life now.”

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The Power of Extraordinary Recovery: One Teacher’s Journey Back

“I can’t thank Hoag enough. They’ve completely changed my life.”

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Neuroscience

A Life Regained: How Surgery Gave One Man His Life Back

“I’m optimistic about the future, Hoag offered me a new life.”

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Cancer

Hoag Helps Breast Cancer Patient Stay in Control

“I trust Hoag and I trusted Drs. Khan and Savalia. I read up on the work that they do, and based on their experience, I had a lot of comfort going in,” she says.

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Cancer

Hoag Helps Esophageal Cancer Survivor Reignite Taste for Life

As an esophageal cancer survivor, eating and enjoying food had been lost for Sarah for more than a year.

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Diabetes Center

A Diabetes Success Story 75 Years in the Making

“It’s never too late to make a life change.”

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Neuroscience

Pain Will Not Define Her

A car accident in 1971 left Judy Digon a young widow with a badly fractured back. But when she tells her story, Judy doesn’t dwell on the pain. Her 69 years have taught her how to manage pain, both the emotional and the physical, and to appreciate her blessings. Instead, Judy moves quickly into how … Continued

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Neuroscience

Longtime Epilepsy Patient Finds Help – And Answers

Chelsea Trimble had grown accustomed to physicians evading her questions, ignoring her concerns or dismissing them outright. Having experienced seizures since the age of 9, she was used to doctors and specialists working on her, rather than with her. So, when the new mom met David Millett, M.D., program director of the Epilepsy Program at … Continued

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Neuroscience

“I Had Seen So Many Doctors. What Was Going to Be Different?”

Tiffany Mueller used to call them her “gas station episodes.” She’d stare at a common object and draw a blank. Holding a book, she’d ask her mother or fiancé, “What is this called? Is it a…” and every single time, she’d finish the sentence with “gas station?” “That was just the word that would always … Continued

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Neuroscience

‘Pretty Dang Good’: Epilepsy Patient Has Hope for the First Time

Technically, Bryce Hodding was the third patient neurologist and epileptologist David Millett, M.D., saw after he was recruited to Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag in 2014 as the program director of Hoag’s Epilepsy Program. But according to Bryce, “Every time you go in there, he treats you like you’re his first patient and you … Continued

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