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Section: In The News - posted in 2017

Eats for beats: 5 foods to boost heart health
Oct 3, 2017
Many of us know eating more fruits and vege-tables may help ward off some types of cancers, that more fiber-rich foods help to keep us full and that protein is the foundation of strong muscles and bones. Food also plays a big role in healthy hearts. ...
Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History
Oct 2, 2017
Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History Dr. Ray Casciari discusses the mass shooting in Las Vegas with the Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI AM640. (His interview begins at 01:04:00.) Listen to "Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History"
Are Biosimilar Drugs the Future of Cancer Treatment?
Oct 2, 2017
The first biosimilar for cancer treatment has FDA approval and more are in the pipeline. Doctors say it’s too soon to say how it will affect cancer patients. Some of the most exciting advancements in cancer treatment involve biologic therapies. ...
'Cancer Pen' Could Make Tumor Surgery Easier, More Accurate
Sep 19, 2017
'Cancer Pen' Could Make Tumor Surgery Easier, More Accurate Doctors are cautiously optimistic about a new handheld device that researchers say can tell the difference between healthy tissue and cancerous tissue. When you have surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, you want your doctor to get every last bit of ...
Dr. Ray Explaining Kidney Transplants
Sep 14, 2017
Dr. Ray Casciari physician at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange stopped by the The Tim Conway, Jr. Show last night to talk about what's involved in a kidney transplant after news broke that Selena Gomez received one from her friend. Listen to the ...
Testament of True Love
Jul 20, 2017
Wife is a perfect match to donate kidney to husband with polycystic kidney disease.
Teen Dies From Too Much Caffeine, Coroner Says
May 16, 2017
Dr. Ray Casciari, physician at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange talks about the dangers of caffeine laden-drinks. Read more: ...
The church doesn't talk enough about postpartum depression. These Catholic women are changing that.
May 5, 2017
For Marissa Nichols, the turning point came one night in 2011 when her husband went out to buy milk. Sitting in their apartment in Santa Clara, Calif., with her then 2-year-old daughter and infant son, she felt profoundly alone and in despair. They ...
Cigarette Pricing About to Jump $2 as Tax Approved by Voters Goes Into Effect
Mar 29, 2017
Cigarette Pricing About to Jump $2 as Tax Approved by Voters Goes Into Effect On April 1 the price of a pack of cigarettes will jump as the $2 tax approved by voters in November 2016 goes into effect. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 29, 2017. Click here to watch the video.
51 hospitals with the lowest heart attack readmission rates
Mar 28, 2017
The following is a list of hospitals with the lowest 30-day readmission rates from heart attacks, according to data from CMS. The information was pulled from CMS' Hospital Compare and is from July 2012 through June 2015, the most recent data ...
St. Joe Fills Chief Medical Slot
Mar 28, 2017
St. Joe Fills Chief Medical Slot St. Joseph Hospital-Orange said Scott Rusk would be chief medical officer, effective immediately, with a mandate to “improve clinical quality and outcomes,” Chief Executive Jeremy Zoch said. Rusk previously served as vice president of ...
Emergency Rooms Brace for Surge in Patients on St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 17, 2017
Hospital emergency rooms are bracing for a possible surge in patients on Friday because of St. Patrick's Day. Chris Wolfe reports from Orange for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on March 17, 2017. Video link: ...
Dr. Ray Casciari Discusses Colorectal Cancer with Tim Conway Jr.
Mar 14, 2017
Dr. Raymond Casciari discusses the risk factors, symptoms and diagnostic screening guidelines for colorectal cancer with Tim Conway Jr.
Hospital volunteers unlock deep mysteries with dying patients
Mar 12, 2017
Hospital volunteers unlock deep mysteries with dying patients There is life and death and the in-between. It is the in-between where hospital volunteers such as Edie Bennett and David Wynn make sure that no one dies alone. Over nearly a decade of volunteering at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, Bennett and Wynn ...
Preventive care must remain a priority
Mar 11, 2017
The current administration’s proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act is on the minds of a lot of women in Orange County. Politics aside, every day in my office patients ask me questions about what the future holds for women ...
Mar 9, 2017
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL’S KIDNEY TRANSPLANT CENTER HONORED FACILITY RECEIVED HIGHEST RANKING FROM SCIENTIFIC REGISTRY OF TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS St. Joseph Hospital’s Kidney Transplant Center is the only kidney transplant program in Orange County and one of just four in California to earn the highest ...
Cancer Vaccine Unlikely… But Do We Need One?
Mar 8, 2017
The genetic diversity between individual tumors makes it difficult to develop a universal cancer vaccine, but there are a lot of alternative treatments. There’s a simple reason a universal cancer vaccine will probably never be developed. There ...
Hospitals donate cafeteria food to fight hunger in Southern California
Feb 27, 2017
The list is growing of local hospital providers who are donating surplus cafeteria food to groups working to feed the hungry. Seven Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Orange and Los Angeles counties - the Anaheim, Irvine, Downey, Los Angeles, South Bay, ...
St. Joseph's Angels
Feb 22, 2017
St. Joseph's Angels St. Joseph Hospital in Orange traces its history through the daring of Catholic sisters. By JONATHAN WINSLOW STAFF WRITER PHOTO: KYUSUNG GONG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, the picture of a modern hospital, has a history unknown ...
Limiting Tumors and Infections Instead of Killing Them
Feb 9, 2017
Drug resistance is a problem when treating infections and cancer. Sometimes the solution is to contain instead of destroy infectious organisms and cancer cells. When you have a serious infection or cancer, it’s natural to want it destroyed as ...
Orange County Homeless Deaths Hit All-time High
Feb 3, 2017
Orange County Homeless Deaths Hit All-time High The deaths are so common they’re routine. Sean, 47, drank himself to death on a bus stop bench in Anaheim. Bruce, 63, collapsed and died on a freeway off ramp from heart disease and an untreated seizure disorder. Zachary, 28, overdosed on ...
Santa Ana Construction Worker Raises Awareness of Male Breast Cancer
Feb 1, 2017
ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) - It's often viewed as a woman's disease, but the American Cancer Society says about 2,500 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and about 500 die. One Santa Ana construction worker wants men to wake up to the ...
The Clear Thing About China’s Smog
Jan 13, 2017
The air pollution that plagues Beijing and other cities worldwide can have short-term and long-term health consequences. Beijing's air pollution makes for a well-rounded sensory experience: There's the sight of the brown haze rolling into the ...
How To Avoid Loo Breaks During A Race
Jan 11, 2017
Ease stomach troubles and make that portable loo trip a thing of the past. Sometimes, the only thing standing between you and a new PB is that pesky mid-race toilet break. And even if it’s not a full-on sprint to the bathroom, maybe the ...
Once Discouraged, Wives Donating Kidneys to Husbands Now Preferred Option; Examples to Be Displayed on ‘Donate Life’ Float
Jan 1, 2017
Once Discouraged, Wives Donating Kidneys to Husbands Now Preferred Option; Examples to Be Displayed on ‘Donate Life’ Float More and more, husbands owe their lives to their wives — literally. That’s because what used to be the uncommon exception in kidney donation has become the more common, even preferred, ideal. Evidence of that will be on display on the ...