My Mission For Health

Joint Decisions
Jun 11, 2018

Knee and hip surgeries can eliminate debilitating pain and help patients resume activities they enjoy. But many people avoid these treatments because they don’t understand what is involved. A study last month from the University of Iowa ...

Coordinating Care for Stroke Patients
May 15, 2018

While some people recover completely, stroke remains the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. However, research studies and clinical practice show that comprehensive stroke care—including strong leadership from a full-time stroke ...

Act FAST Call 911 Know the Signs of Stroke and Call 911
May 1, 2018

Up to 2 million brain cells die every minute during a stroke, so time is of the essence for treatment. Knowing the signs of stroke and acting FAST is the first step in getting appropriate treatment at a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Joint ...

New Technology in Shoulder Surgery
Apr 26, 2018

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that is able to rotate through a greater range of motion than any other joint in the body. It works unnoticed while you perform daily tasks and enjoy your favorite activities; that is until there is pain. ...

Weekend Athletes Don't Have to Have Shoulder Pain
Apr 16, 2018

Although many of us are stuck in the office from Monday to Friday, Californians like to get out on their days off and have fun hiking, biking, surfing, or playing ball. Exercise is essential to our health, but there’s a downside to going all ...

How Much Juice Should Your Child Drink?
Mar 23, 2018

If you have young children, you probably know how much they love juice. You may think this sweet drink is a healthy alternative to other beverages, but juice is not as healthy as the commercials advertise. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) ...

Look Before You Leap: Avoiding Trampoline Trauma
Mar 9, 2018

Children love to jump on them, but trampolines also carry inherent risks. If your child is invited to a trampoline party, these tips from a pediatrician can help your family avoid serious injuries. While a trampoline provides great fun and exercise, ...

Mental Health: Removing the Barrier of Stigma
Feb 26, 2018

One of the hurdles that people living with mental illness continue to face is stigma. A person with a mental health condition is all too frequently isolated by negative attitudes, disparaging comments, or even violence, in a way that a person with a ...

New Techniques and Technology Make Cardiac Arrhythmia More Treatable Than Ever
Feb 12, 2018

Staying active has always been important to Sandra Ewing. After turning 70, she continues to walk with weights three miles a day, golf on a regular basis and loves to play on the playground with her grandchildren. Many who know her have no idea she ...

Mission Hospital Receives Verification as a Level II Trauma Center for Adult and Pediatric Trauma Services
Dec 21, 2017

Mission Hospital is Only Verified Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center in South Orange County December 21, 2017, Mission Viejo, Calif. – Mission Hospital and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital (CHOC Mission) announced today that ...

Ho Ho No: How to Avoid Holiday Blues
Dec 17, 2017

The holidays are a bit like birthdays and the Fourth of July. You’re just expected to feel good and spread good cheer. But for many people, the sight of Christmas lights or the sound of Christmas carols can trigger dark feelings and negative ...

Minimally Invasive Surgery Promises Lasting Relief From GERD
Nov 29, 2017

Many of us have occasional heartburn—especially when we overindulge. Moderate heartburn can typically be cured with non-prescription antacids. However, persistent, severe heartburn may be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. ...

Solutions for Stubborn Sinus Infections
Jun 13, 2017

If you’ve ever had a sinus infection, you know how miserable it can make you feel. Your nose is stuffy and congested, there’s pressure and pain in your face and then there’s that mucus. This often happens when you have a cold. The ...

Better Safe Than Sorry: Ask Your Doctor if You're Due for Prostate Cancer Screening
Jun 8, 2017

Prostate cancer is the one of the most treatable cancers in men —as long as it’s detected early enough. The best way to do that is through regular screening. But knowing when to start and how often to get it done can be confusing. The ...

Prince Harry Reveals a Royal Struggle Common to Many
Apr 28, 2017

It used to be that royalty rarely discussed personal issues, and the topic of mental illness was particularly hush-hush. But recently, Britain’s Prince Harry opened up about his struggles after the death of his mother. It was not just a ...

8 Ways to Thrive in Addiction Recovery
Apr 23, 2017

When a person is addicted to alcohol, the decision to seek treatment is a momentous one that requires hard work and commitment. But after the treatment phase ends, a new chapter begins that also requires work and commitment: the road to recovery. ...

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach Ketamine Clinic
Mar 9, 2017

New option for patient population resistant to traditional treatment March 9, 2017, Mission Viejo, CA – Mission Hospital, in collaboration with The Ketamine Wellness Clinic of Orange County, has developed the Mission Hospital Laguna Beach ...

Smart Move: Learning to Prevent Falls
Mar 7, 2017

It happens all year round, but most often during the holidays. Climbing up on chairs or stepladders to put up lights and decorations, a lot of people—especially seniors—lose their balance, tumble and fall, causing head injuries, hip ...

Teen Body Image
Feb 26, 2017

We’ve all seen ads in magazines and on television that present thinness as the epitome of desirability and fashion. Unfortunately, these ads are often directed toward young people and as a result, many teens form a mental image of what they ...

St. Joseph/Mission Hospital Invite Parents & Teens to Spend "Date Night" Together
Feb 24, 2017

February 22, Laguna Beach, CA. Mission Hospital, part of St. Joseph Health, in collaboration with the Laguna Beach Community Coalition, is pleased to offer a three-part series of weekly conversations for parents and their teens called, “Date ...

He's Got His Rhythm Back
Feb 7, 2017

A Healthy Heartbeat is Restored with Ablation Poul Cederholm had been experiencing the warning signs for a couple years. He was always tired and sleeping a lot. It felt like all he did was work, eat and sleep, and he had been dealing with bouts of ...

Prepared for Anything: Mission Hospital Saves Quick-Thinking Man from Potential Hand Amputation
Jan 27, 2017

With more than 30 years’ experience in construction, Edward (Jerry) Chilvers, 60, of Laguna Beach, never expected that working with a chop saw — something he had done dozens, if not hundreds of times before — would be the cause of a ...

A New Treatment for Depression: Ketamine
Jan 6, 2017

Do you suffer from severe depression and feel like you’ve exhausted all options for treatment? There is new hope for treating your depression, and it may come in the form of a medication that’s been used for more than 50 years as an ...