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Chronis Sinusitis – When It’s More than a Stuffy Nose

According to the CDC, more than 26 million adults in the U.S. suffer from painful chronic sinusitis. Otolaryngologist, Kathy Yu- Syken, MD, FACS, discusses how this condition is developed, how to treat sinus issues and long-term treatment options for chronic sinus sufferers.


The Importance of Acting F.A.S.T When Stroke is Suspected

Dr. Raychev discusses stroke symptoms and what to do if you suspect stroke.


Reducing Stress and Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

Stress can have damaging effects on physical, mental and emotional health, especially if it becomes chronic. Stressful emotions can suppress immune, digestive, sleep and reproductive systems, which may cause them to stop working normally. When people focus on the things that bring them joy, gratitude and deep fulfillment – the emotional state is changed – which then changes our chemistry by lowering cortisol levels and heightening endorphins. Erin Sommerville is here to explain how this...


Mako Robotic-Arm Surgical System for Precise Joint Replacement

The demand for hip and knee joint replacement is expected to rise significantly over the next decade in the U.S. The Mako Robotic-Arm Surgical System is the latest advancement in robotic-assisted surgical technology, allowing for a more precise, individualized treatment option for joint replacement. Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, Timothy Gibson, MD, discusses the benefits of this transformative technology


Not Too Young for Joint Replacement

In the past, many people younger than 50 interested in joint replacement surgery were told to wait, despite the fact that their quality of life suffered as a result of joint pain. In this podcast, Andrew Wassef, M.D explains that advancements in joint replacement technology are allowing a growing number of younger people to become potential candidates for joint replacement surgery.


MonaLisa Touch: The New Laser Treatment for Vaginal Rejuvenation

MemorialCare Medical Group OBGYN, Dr. Gerardo Bustillo, shares information about MonaLisa Touch Laser Rejuvenation, an effective vaginal rejuvenation technology is used to treat women suffering from symptoms caused by menopause, breast cancer treatments and vaginal atrophy. Find out why many women are raving about this new laser treatment.


What Pediatricians Want Parents to Know about the Flu

Influenza also commonly known as the flu, is a serious respiratory disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year roughly 200,000 Americans are hospitalized due to flu-related complications, with as many as 49,000 deaths from influenza-related causes. Listen in as Eric Morley, MD, MPH discusses the difference between a cold and flu in children and specific ways to help boost your child’s immune system.


Understanding Kidney Disease

What is the function and purpose of your kidneys? Nephrologist, Dr. Gaytri Gandotra discusses kidney disease basics, the signs and symptoms of kidney disease, the relationship between kidney disease and anemia, and how to prevent chronic kidney disease which affects more than 47 million people in the US.


Identifying Serious Anxiety in Your Child

Anxiety is treatable, but 80 percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder are not getting treatment. Anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases, which is normal. Ioana Pal, PsyD is here to explain how research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure is for people who have been diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and are at intermediate or greater risk for open heart surgery. Listen in as Dr. Gault discusses Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).


Treating Congenital Heart Disease

Each year, approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect – making it America’s most common birth defect. Listen in as Saar Danon, MD, medical director, pediatric cardiology and congenital cardiac catheterization, as he discusses minimally invasive procedures to treat heart defects.


Women’s Heart Disease Facts: Knowing the Signs and Symptoms

It’s a fact that women are more likely to die from heart disease than men. Cardiovascular disease and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year, with an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. affected by cardiovascular diseases. Approximately 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education. Cardiac surgeon, Dr. Rachel Hargrove, discusses common myths about women’s heart disease, preventive measures to take, lifestyle changes to...


An Introduction to Acupuncture

According to a National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that looked at a five-year period, acupuncture is one of the treatments that is on the rise. Researchers found that by the study's completion over 14 million U.S. citizens used or had tried acupuncture. Join Kym N. Loi, DAOM, Lac as she explains in this podcast that those considering it for the first time understand how it works, treatments and benefits, and what to expect in an initial session.


Chronic Nasal Drip and Nasal Allergies - What You Need to Know

Dr. Cho is here to discuss symptoms and treatment of nasal allergies and chronic nasal drip.

Survivorship: Caring for Children with Cancer Throughout Their Journey

Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach doesn’t stop caring for patients with cancer and their families once their treatment is completed. Its survivorship program supports the unique needs of kids with cancer so they can thrive in school, work and at play after cancer treatment. Programs are also in place to help children deal with late effects of cancer treatment.

Who Needs HPV Vaccinations and Why

Human papilloma virus, also known as HPV, vaccinations protect men and women against cancers and infections.


Know the Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis

Sepsis in your body’s toxic or severe response to an infection and is a medical emergency. Listen in to Jennifer Castro, RN, MSN, to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of sepsis, which common infections can lead to sepsis, when to seek emergency care if you think your body may be in sepsis, as well as how to prevent it.


Easing Transitions - Preparing Teens for the Adult Health Care Setting

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than half of American youths with chronic conditions, such as childhood cancer or cystic fibrosis, do not receive the support they need to transition from the nurturing pediatric care setting into the increasingly complex adult health care environment. During this time, they face challenges like losing access to their pediatric doctors and care teams and changes to their insurance. Erika Jewell, LCSW, Miller Children’s & Women’s...


Trauma Centers Empower Communities and Save Lives

The Long Beach Memorial Emergency Department (ED) treats more than 100,000 patients each year with 1,600 of those patients being treated by the Trauma Center. Desiree Thomas, RN is here today to explain that trauma centers are vital community assets, providing trauma prevention education, such as the national initiative “Stop the Bleed”.


New Dietary Guidelines: What You Need to Know

What is an Advanced Health Care Directive, and why is it important that everyone fills one out? Join, Shannon Libbrecht, Coordinator of Clinical Nutrition Services at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, as she shares what you need to know about the new Dietary Guidelines, and provides tools that will help you make healthy choices.