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Obesity Solution: Bariatric Surgery
Sep 16, 2016
Obesity Solution: Bariatric Surgery The Health Benefits of Surgery Can Be Life-Saving, But Cautions Exist For some people who are obese, diet changes or increased exercise just do not result in enough weight loss to make a difference to their health or sense of well-being. But ...
Treating Breast Cancer Without Chemotherapy
Sep 8, 2016
Treating Breast Cancer Without Chemotherapy Written by Ann Pietrangelo | Published on September 8, 2016 ​ Researchers are getting closer to identifying women who can safely skip chemotherapy as a treatment for breast cancer. Some women with early stage breast cancer are at such low risk for ...
Man Becomes First Orange County Recipient of Pill-Sized Pacemaker
Aug 31, 2016
Man Becomes First Orange County Recipient of Pill-Sized Pacemaker ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) -- A new tiny pacemaker packs a lot of power and it's only about the size of a pill. Unlike traditional pacemakers, the MICRA Transcatheter Pacing System from Medtronic is implanted inside the heart. Billy Kimberly, 84, was ...
Orange County to Open Short-term Psychiatric Crisis Centers
Aug 29, 2016
Orange County plans to open two crisis centers for people experiencing acute mental health symptoms that should shorten wait times for treatment. The state of California awarded $3 million to Orange County to open the crisis stabilization units. The ...
What No One is Telling You About BMS’ Opdivo Immunotherapy Trial Failure
Aug 24, 2016
By ARUNDHATI PARMAR The coverage that followed the Aug. 5 news of the failed trial of the much-heralded Opdivo (nivolumab) immuno-therapy drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb has focused on everything but the actual strategy that Big Pharma is employing to ...
County to Get First Emergency Centers for Psych Patients, Unburdening Hospitals
Aug 23, 2016
County to Get First Emergency Centers for Psych Patients, Unburdening Hospitals Orange County is set to get its first emergency medical centers dedicated to treating people who suffer sudden psychiatric episodes, addressing a void that critics say long has burdened local hospitals and left mentally ill patients with inadequate ...
Does Testosterone Give Female Athletes a "Manly" Edge?
Aug 22, 2016
Caster Semenya's 800-meter gold medal in Rio is stirring debate over what it means to be a female athlete K. Aleisha Fetters When Caster Semenya took to the 800-meter start line on Saturday, she did it in a uniform that was clearly different from ...
West Nile, Zika Concerns
Aug 3, 2016
Dr. Ray Casciari speaks with ABC7 News about the West Nile Virus in Orange County and preventive steps you can take to protect yourself and loved ones against it and the Zika Virus.
Tracking Cancer In Real Time
Jul 19, 2016
Tracking Cancer In Real Time By Anna Gorman July 19, 2016 California is overhauling the way it collects information for its massive cancer database in the hope of improving how patients are treated for the disease. Pathologists at a dozen hospitals ...
Recognizing A Drinking Problem
Jul 11, 2016
Recognizing A Drinking Problem RECOGNIZING A DRINKING PROBLEM ST. JOSEPH’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM CREATES CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT PLANS FOR PATIENTS BY NICOLE GREGORY 7/11/2016 Few experiences are as devastating as those of patients who turn up in an ER, having ...
Why Some Cancer Research Information Isn't Shared
Jul 11, 2016
Why Some Cancer Research Information Isn't Shared Why Some Cancer Research Information Isn’t Shared Written by Ann Pietrangelo | Published on July 11, 2016 Concerns over funding, intellectual property, and patient privacy can cause some institutions to wait before they release their data. Joe ...
Closing the Gap Between Doctors and Patients
Jul 6, 2016
Closing the Gap Between Doctors and Patients A trip to the doctor can be confusing for patients unfamiliar with medical industry terms. In Southern California, doctors and educators are committed to bridging this divide by studying the science behind clear communication. Click on the link to ...
New Dads Celebrating Father's Day
Jun 17, 2016
New Dads Celebrating Father's Day New Dads Celebrating Father's Day St. Joseph Hospital made this Father's Day extra special for new dads with "Daddy's Boy" and "Daddy's Girl" onesies. Video link: https://youtu.be/HBikuhyNJRY
6 Side Effects of Exercise That May Not Be Normal
May 19, 2016
6 Side Effects of Exercise That May Not Be Normal 6 Side Effects of Exercise That May Not Be Normal Chances are, there's little cause for concern. But keep these in mind. You expect to sweat during a hard cardio workout or to feel your heart pick up its pace, and maybe your muscles become a ...
55 hospitals with the lowest 30-day heart attack readmission rates
May 10, 2016
55 hospitals with the lowest 30-day heart attack readmission rates The following is a list of hospitals with the lowest 30-day readmission rates from heart attack, according to data from CMS. Data were pulled from Hospital Compare and are from July ...
For Latinos with cancer, one support group seeks recovery among friends
May 6, 2016
For Latinos with cancer, one support group seeks recovery among friends For Latinos with cancer, one support group seeks recovery among friends Getting a cancer diagnosis is scary. But getting a cancer diagnosis without being able to understand your doctor is even worse. Maybe that's why, according to the American ...
It's a full house at St. Joseph Hospital for Mother's Day
May 6, 2016
It's a full house at St. Joseph Hospital for Mother's Day It's a full house at St. Joseph Hospital for Mother's Day ORANGE – The journey to Mother’s Day was a tough one for Natalie Lakey and Kristen Skinner, but the gift of twins on Thursday makes for double the joy. The Lakewood married ...
9 Signs Your Stomach Pain Isn't Normal
May 5, 2016
9 Signs Your Stomach Pain Isn't Normal 9 Signs Your Stomach Pain Isn't Normal If you're experiencing #4 or #7, you need go to the emergency room now. The egg salad didn't taste quite right, but you were hungry. Or maybe your craving for cheesecake overrode the punishment you ...
My Self-Care Tips for Managing Ulcerative Colitis Pain
May 1, 2016
My Self-Care Tips for Managing Ulcerative Colitis Pain Pain associated with ulcerative colitis can range from mild to debilitating. One woman shares her tried-and-true tips for finding relief from stomach cramps and other forms of pain. Over ...
A Dangerous Health Problem No One Talks About
Apr 28, 2016
A Dangerous Health Problem No One Talks About A Dangerous Health Problem No One Talks About The risk increases with age, but there are ways to prevent it You’re sitting down to enjoy a nice steak at your favorite restaurant, maybe sipping a little wine. Suddenly a piece of meat gets stuck ...
A Cancer Action Plan
Apr 27, 2016
A Cancer Action Plan A Cancer Action Plan Your doctor tells you, “You have cancer.” What’s next? For Sharon Blynn, severe stomach pain was the first sign of something amiss. She blamed the sharp pains across her abdominal area on drinking too much ...
State Economy Gains By Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness, Study Says
Apr 15, 2016
State Economy Gains By Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness, Study Says State Economy Gains By Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness, Study Says A statewide social marketing campaign to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness has brought economic benefit to California’s economy, a new study says. How? By ...
Bill Making Mental Health Funds More Flexible Clears Committee with Bipartisan Support
Apr 14, 2016
Bill Making Mental Health Funds More Flexible Clears Committee with Bipartisan Support Senate Bill 1273 Grants Greater Flexibility in Use of Mental Health Services Act Funds (Sacramento) – Yesterday, the Senate Health Committee approved ...
8 Health Mistakes Nurses Warn Their Friends About
Apr 14, 2016
8 Health Mistakes Nurses Warn Their Friends About Memorize these tips before your next doctor's appointment. If you want to know what you can do to get a doctor to listen to you, or how to spot a shoddy surgeon before you're on the operating table, ask a nurse. Here is the insider advice ...
Why You Really Cough After a Tough Workout
Feb 29, 2016
Why You Really Cough After a Tough Workout No, you're not crazy for thinking you have a cough after every long run or tough HIIT session. There's actual science behind it. As a runner, I try to get my workouts in outdoors as much as possible to mimic race-day conditions—and this ...
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