Blog Posts in 2017

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 ...