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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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Diabetes Center

Taking Destiny into Her Own Hands

“I got some great information, some things I still use,” she says. “I heard from other people in the classes who lost weight by changing their eating habits. And I learned how insulin works into your body. I also learned that every step you take takes sugar out of your blood. Expend energy because it makes you healthier. You don’t think of the mechanics of diabetes. I never knew how it all works. I just knew I was tired all the time.”

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Diabetes Center

Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Offers Friendship

“Meeting at a hospital reminds you that you’re sick. Instead, we meet at different restaurants and talk about our common experiences: going to college, moving out, getting married. We’re people with diabetes, we’re not diabetics.”

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Diabetes Center

Sweet Success When It Comes to Managing Gestational Diabetes

“I attribute my healthy pregnancy, delivery and baby to the incredible team at Hoag. From the physicians and nurses, to the front desk receptionists, my experience was a positive one because of them,” said Christine. “I’m proud to say I no longer have diabetes, but I feel blessed to have been in such great hands. I hope my story will help anyone else who is going through this.”

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Sean Porter is Living Proof that Hoag Heals Heart to Heart

It was a very difficult time but it felt like we had the best people in the world working on him. I am so grateful to Hoag that they not only took care of him, but our entire family. They treated all of us like we were all part of a family.

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Heart & Vascular

Genetic Heart Disease & the Importance of a Heart Healthy Life

“I would never go anywhere other than Hoag because the care you receive there is so substantially different than any other hospital,” Gary Leibowitz said. “You get the sense that the nurses and physicians love what they do.”

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Heart & Vascular

Hoag Gave Jenny Murphy What Her Heart Desired

“We assumed we couldn’t have children. I look at my three kids, and I think, ‘Dr. Raney gave me this.’ He worked so hard and sacrificed time with his family to give me mine.”

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Heart & Vascular

Valve Replacement Without Opening the Chest

“I didn’t want open-heart surgery. I am thankful for the development of this technology. I’m living in a wonderful age.”

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Heart & Vascular

Living Proof that Hoag Heals Heart to Heart, One

From generation to generation, Hoag has improved — and many times, saved — lives, including mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters. And grandfathers and grandsons. Sean Porter is reminded of that fact every time he looks into his grandfather’s eyes. Bill Porter had a heart attack and subsequent heart surgery by a … Continued

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