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8 minutes | 4 days ago
COVID-19 Induced Strokes & Other “Long-Hauler” Neurological Side Effects
Nationwide, thousands of people are experiencing strokes following a COVID-19 infection –especially younger people who don’t typically experience strokes. The experts in the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center have learned to care for these patients and help reduce the inflammation of the brain and other “long-hauler” symptoms caused by COVID-19.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
COVID-19’s Effects on a Child’s Heart
Researchers have learned that children who have been infected with COVID-19 can later experience cardiac effects due to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C), which can occur weeks after exposure to COVID-19, and in some cases without symptoms during the initial infection. MIS-C is a condition where multiple organ systems become inflamed, including the heart, which can cause damage to heart’s cells.
9 minutes | 3 months ago
MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Essential Tremor Patients
Essential Tremor (ET) affects about 10 million Americans. ET is a neurological condition causes shaking of the hands, head and voice, but it can also cause the legs and trunk to shake. It’s often confused with Parkinson’s disease, although it is eight times more common. MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center now offers a new, incisionless treatment for patients suffering from Essential Tremor (ET) using a method called MR-guided Focused Ultrasound to treat Essential Tremor of the dominant hand. Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Neurosurgeon, Devin K. Binder, M.D., Ph.D., discusses how this treatment is performed, who is eligible as a candidate, benefits of the procedure and what to expect post-procedure.
9 minutes | 4 months ago
Children Need Health Care Designed for their Unique Needs
Many illnesses affect kids differently, which is why a children’s hospital is so important. Children need health care designed for their unique needs that is delivered by specially trained clinicians in environments created just for kids. MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach is one of only eight free-standing children’s hospitals in California – treating more than 8,000 children each year and providing services for more than 65,000 children who require specialized care in the outpatient setting.
10 minutes | 4 months ago
Severe Asthma Takes More than Standard Treatments to Manage
One in 13 individuals has asthma, and severe cases are increasing as more people develop allergies, which commonly trigger asthma. To address this rising health challenge, Miller Children’s & Women’s has a Severe Asthma Clinic that provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care to kids struggling with severe asthma.
10 minutes | 5 months ago
Leaky Bladder Causes and Treatments
Dr. Jennifer Gruenenfelderm discusses leaky bladders, their causes, and ways to treat them.
9 minutes | 6 months ago
Why You Shouldn’t Delay Joint Replacement
10 minutes | 6 months ago
Pregnancy During Flu Season in the Era of COVID-19
For expectant mothers, staying safe during the era of COVID-19 and flu season is essential for maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Though pregnant women do not seem to be at increased risk for contracting COVID-19, they should monitor their symptoms and seek medical attention when necessary to avoid severe respiratory infection. Listen in as Michael Nageotte, MD discusses a healthy pregnancy.
9 minutes | 7 months ago
New Groundbreaking Method for Carotid Disease Patients: Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is a new option for patients with carotid artery disease considered to be at high-risk for the conventional operative approach. Antonio J Covarrubias, M.D., discusses how the TCAR procedure is performed, who is an ideal candidate, benefits of the procedure, and recovery and resources post-procedure.
11 minutes | 10 months ago
The Importance of Preconception Planning
Dr. Rachael Lopez discusses how couples should prepare for preconception planning.
10 minutes | 10 months ago
Gene Mutation: The Importance of Genetic Testing
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.
12 minutes | a year ago
BE F.A.S.T: Know the Warning Signs of Stroke
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.
14 minutes | a year ago
Joint Replacement Surgery: Improving Patient Outcomes with Precision Technology
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.
13 minutes | a year ago
Revolutionary Robotic Navigation Technology for Spine Surgery
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.
13 minutes | a year ago
Revolutionizing the Treatment of Valve Disease
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.
15 minutes | a year ago
Importance of Healthy Sleep in Children & Teens
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.
7 minutes | a year ago
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment Options
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.
7 minutes | a year ago
New Treatments for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Jeffrey Altshuler, MD, discusses news treatments for thoracic aortic aneurysm, as well as symptoms, diagnosis, and recovery from the condition.
10 minutes | a year ago
What You Need to Know About Vaping
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.
9 minutes | a year ago
Skull Base Brain Tumors
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.
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