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

11/15/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:10:07


An Introduction to Acupuncture

11/14/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:12:03


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

9/26/2017
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Dr. Cho is here to discuss symptoms and treatment of nasal allergies and chronic nasal drip.

Relief for Low Back Pain

9/26/2017
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Low back pain is among the most common painful disorders among adults of all ages. Knowing the most common causes of low back pain and when to seek treatment is essential. Dr. Stephen Huo discusses common causes of low back pain and how to treat it, both surgically and non-surgically, for long-term relief.

Survivorship: Caring for Children with Cancer Throughout Their Journey

9/26/2017
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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

9/10/2017
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Human papilloma virus, also known as HPV, vaccinations protect men and women against cancers and infections.

Duration: 00:10:27


Know the Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis

8/16/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:07:35


Easing Transitions - Preparing Teens for the Adult Health Care Setting

8/9/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:11:30


Trauma Centers Empower Communities and Save Lives

7/19/2017
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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”.

Duration: 00:11:41


New Dietary Guidelines: What You Need to Know

7/18/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:08:43


How to Help Prevent Injuries in Running

7/18/2017
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With statistics stating that over 64 million Americans jogged or ran for exercise in 2016, it’s inevitable that many of them sustained injuries as a result. Jeffrey Lai, MD is here to discuss the most common of these injuries and highlight the best ways to help prevent them from happening.

Duration: 00:13:51


Considering Spine Surgery? What to Know for Those Seeking Relief from Pain

5/17/2017
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Having a spine issue is more than just having a bad back or neck. Fewer than 5 percent of people with back pain are good candidates for surgery, yet for patients with serious structural problems or disease, back surgeries are often highly successful. Listen in as Amandeep Bhalla, M.D., discusses spine surgery.

Duration: 00:06:51


Is Your Child At Risk for a Stroke?

5/17/2017
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It’s a myth that only older adults have strokes. A stroke can happen to anyone at any time, including teenagers, children, newborns and unborn babies. Stroke remains among the top 10 causes of death in children. Teddi Softley, Ph.D is here today as we learn about pediatric stroke and how to read the warning signs of this rare condition.

Duration: 00:07:45


New Advances in Orthopedic Surgery and Total Joint Replacement

5/17/2017
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Joint replacement surgeries can be extremely effective in eliminating pain and improving mobility for those who suffer from joint-related pain. Listen as Dr. Anatol Podolsky discusses various types of joint replacement surgeries available, ways to reduce the risk for revision surgery in the years following surgery and recent advances in joint replacement surgery to help prevent complications and improve recovery time.

Duration: 00:09:58


The Importance of an Advance Health Care Directive

5/16/2017
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What is an Advanced Health Care Directive, and why is it important that everyone fills one out? Join, Pamela Reuben-Eubanks, Palliative Care Coordinator at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, as she helps you navigate through how to fill out an Advance Directive, and explains the various types of Advanced Directives.

Duration: 00:09:12


Have the Conversation: It’s Never Too Early to Talk to Your Loved Ones

5/7/2017
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While 90 percent of people think it’s important to talk to loved ones about end-of-life care, especially in the event of critical illness or injury, less than 30 percent actually have the conversation. Through the Long Beach Has the Conversation initiative, the Palliative Care Program at Long Beach Memorial provides resources and tips to help you “have the conversation”. Listen as Katy Hyman, program coordinator, Palliative Care, Long Beach Memorial explains that while it may not be easy,...

Duration: 00:12:52


Practicing Safe Sleep Habits for Your Baby

5/7/2017
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Terri Nikoletich, RN is here to explain that practicing safe sleep habits with your newborn can protect them from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other dangers.

Duration: 00:11:24


Avoiding a Colonoscopy? This Doctor and Patient Share Why It’s Not So Bad

3/20/2017
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Colonoscopies are the gold standard to detect colorectal cancer, but many Americans avoid this potentially life-saving screening. About one in three adults between 50 and 75-years-old – approximately 23 million people – are not getting tested as recommended. Listen as Bhavesh B. Shah, MD explains that with early detection and regular screenings, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers.

Duration: 00:10:30


Caring for the Smallest Babies

3/15/2017
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Premature infants can experience many challenges because their bodies are not fully developed. Listen as James Fritzell, MD explains that the Small Baby Program at Miller Children’s aims to give these infants the best start.

Duration: 00:09:26


Birth Control: Your Options & What You Should Know

2/27/2017
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People have used birth control methods for thousands of years. Today, women have so many safe and effective birth control options. However, convenience, safety, advocacy, affordability, and spontaneity vary with each method. MemorialCare Medical Group’s Certified Nurse Midwife Corry Varner, CNM, WHNP, DNP, discusses both traditional and more modern birth control options and myths as well as some surprising facts about contraception. Learn more about MemorialCare Medical Group

Duration: 00:10:44

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