Sinopsis

Weekly Dose of Wellness! - MemorialCare Health System is a not-for-profit integrated delivery system that includes six top hospitals Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Community Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Memorial, and Saddleback Memorial Laguna Hills and San Clemente; Medical groups MemorialCare Medical Group and Memorial Prompt Care; an Independent Practice Association (IPA) Greater Newport Physicians; MemorialCare HealthExpress retail clinics; and numerous outpatient health centers throughout the Southland.

Episodios

  • The Importance of Preconception Planning

    The Importance of Preconception Planning

    16/07/2020

    Dr. Rachael Lopez discusses how couples should prepare for preconception planning.

  • Gene Mutation: The Importance of Genetic Testing

    Gene Mutation: The Importance of Genetic Testing

    01/07/2020

    Genetic Counselor Maggie McDuffee, MS, CGC and Genetic Counselor Taylor Cain, MS, CGC discuss why a patientmay be referred to genetics, what to expect in a genetic counseling appointment, and the process of genetic testing.

  • BE F.A.S.T: Know the Warning Signs of Stroke

    BE F.A.S.T: Know the Warning Signs of Stroke

    28/05/2020

    Karen Forhane, DNP, RN, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Manager of the Neuroscience Institute and ICU Nurse Practitioner program, and Jana Swauger, RN Stroke Program Coordinator, discuss the signs of stroke, why response time is so critical for recovery and survival, and how the FAST acronym can be used as a quick reference tool for identifying stroke.

  • Joint Replacement Surgery: Improving Patient Outcomes with Precision Technology

    Joint Replacement Surgery: Improving Patient Outcomes with Precision Technology

    06/05/2020

    Each year, millions of people live with chronic joint pain and delay joint replacement surgery. If you’ve been hesitant to undergo joint replacement, learning about Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology may help you make your decision. Surgeons at Long Beach Medical Center embrace advanced technology and are using Mako, a robotic-assisted surgical technology, to bring a new level of precision to treating patients with knee and hip pain.

  • Revolutionary Robotic Navigation Technology for Spine Surgery

    Revolutionary Robotic Navigation Technology for Spine Surgery

    13/04/2020

    Dr. Amandeep Bhalla, MD, orthopedic surgeon at the Spine Center at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, discusses the robotic navigation technology Excelsius GPS and how it is revolutionizing spine surgery.

  • Revolutionizing the Treatment of Valve Disease

    Revolutionizing the Treatment of Valve Disease

    08/04/2020

    Dr. Mark Sakwa, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, and Medical Director of Adult Cardiovascular Surgery at MemorialCare & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center discusses the minimally invasive options that are revolutionizing the treatment of valve disease.

  • Importance of Healthy Sleep in Children  Teens

    Importance of Healthy Sleep in Children & Teens

    25/03/2020

    Teens typically don’t get enough healthy sleep. In today’s culture, it’s common for teens to skimp on sleep because of their overloaded schedules and time spent on digital devices. And for some teens, sleep can be a natural challenge despite how early they try to get to bed. For all teens, lack of healthy sleep can put a kink in the body’s overall well-being. Dr. Gary Feldman explains why healthy sleep and sleep habits benefit teens and the entire family.

  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment Options

    Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment Options

    30/01/2020

    According to the American Heart Association, more than a quarter of the population has a hole in their heart, for most it causes no adverse health effects, and majority of those affected don't even know they have it. Interventional Cardiologist, Sarah Elsayed, MD, discusses how patent foramen ovales (PFOs) occur, signs and symptoms, and treatment options available.

  • New Treatments for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    New Treatments for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    23/01/2020

    Jeffrey Altshuler, MD, discusses news treatments for thoracic aortic aneurysm, as well as symptoms, diagnosis, and recovery from the condition.

  • What You Need to Know About Vaping

    What You Need to Know About Vaping

    11/12/2019

    As of October 22, 2019, 1,604* cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported to CDC from 49 states and 34 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states. Pulmonologist, Thomas Asciuto, MD, unveils the truth about vaping, how it has become a trend, recent outbreaks, and resources available for smoking cessation.

  • Skull Base Brain Tumors

    Skull Base Brain Tumors

    03/12/2019

    Jason A. Liauw, MD, and Ashley E. Balaker, MD, discuss skull base brain tumors, covering the causes, potential symptoms, treatment options, and recovery. They also share information about the new MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Saddleback Medical Center.

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

    15/11/2019

    Interventional Cardiologist, Sanjiv Patel, MD, discusses transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that allows the aortic valve in the heart to be replaced with a new valve while the heart is still beating. Dr. Patel shares how the procedure works, who qualifies as a candidate, symptoms of aortic stenosis, risk and recovery time, and heart-healthy tips for a patient after the procedure is performed.

  • Radiosurgery Program at The MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Saddleback Medical Center

    Radiosurgery Program at The MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Saddleback Medical Center

    20/09/2019

    Linda Chan, MD, discusses the Radiosurgery Program at The MemorialCare Cancer Institute, explaining what radiosurgery is, common side effects, benefits, and other radiation treatment options.

  • Vestibular Disorders

    Vestibular Disorders

    10/09/2019

    Physical Therapist, Mitchell Tsurudome, discusses balance and vestibular (inner ear) disorders in patients, advances in physical therapy treatment options, and program offerings available at Orange Coast Medical Center.

  • The Future is Here with the ExactechGPS® Shoulder Application

    The Future is Here with the ExactechGPS® Shoulder Application

    18/07/2019

    MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is the only hospital in Los Angeles County with the ExactechGPS® Shoulder Application system for shoulder replacement surgery. The system allows surgeons to view a 3D anatomical model of a patient’s shoulder making adjustments in real time and allows for more consistent and accurate implant placement.Listen in as Michael Pahl, MD explains the new ExactechGPS® Shoulder Application.

  • Double Mastectomies: When Are They Necessary?

    Double Mastectomies: When Are They Necessary?

    10/07/2019

    A recent study found that about half of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer considered having a double mastectomy and one in six had the surgery, including many women who were at low risk of developing a second breast cancer.Medical Director of Breast Surgery, MemorialCare Breast Center at Orange Coast Medical Center,Jane L. Kakkis, M.D., discusses double mastectomies, including when they are necessary, benefitsand risk factors, and what to expect before, during and after the surgical process.

  • Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

    Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

    30/05/2019

    Dr. Kim discusses the anterior approach to hip replacement, an alternative to traditional posterior hip replacement.

  • Shrug Off Shoulder Pain for Good: Advances in Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    Shrug Off Shoulder Pain for Good: Advances in Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    09/04/2019

    Roughly 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery each year. Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Total Shoulder Replacement Program at the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, Trong Nguyen, M.D., will discuss types of shoulder replacement surgery and who should consider a replacement, how shoulder replacement is performed, the benefits of shoulder replacement surgery and the importance of a comprehensive joint replacement program for pre and post-operative support.

  • Is Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Right for You?

    Is Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Right for You?

    21/03/2019

    Molly Lehman, MS discusses how Consumer-based genetic testing, like 23andMe, are allowing consumers to access genetic results for health conditions, including the BRCA mutation that puts women at a higher risk for developing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. However, these results may not fully represent a full story of their risk.

  • How to End Joint Pain

    How to End Joint Pain

    21/03/2019

    Dr. Duggan and Dr. Porat discuss how to end joint paint and get back to living an active lifestyle, pain-free.

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