It's Suddenly Cold Out. Am I Going to Get Sick?
Dec 8, 2017
As the thermometer drops, infection does become more likely—but it’s not because of the temperature. A couple of weeks ago, the temperature in New York dropped something like 30 degrees in the span of a day. A month or so earlier, the ...
Anaheim Hills fire causing unhealthy air quality in SoCal
Oct 9, 2017
ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) -- The fast-moving brush fire in the Anaheim Hills area is sending massive clouds of soot and ash into the Southern California skies, leading to dangerous air quality from Orange County to Long Beach and Riverside County. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...