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Importance of Regular Eye Exams to Maintain Vision Health
October 21, 2019

Importance of Regular Eye Exams to Maintain Vision Health

Posted by Su Lee

Regular eye exams can tell a lot about your vision and can also identify other health problems like diabetes and blood pressure. Rohit Varma, MD, MPH and founding director at CHA HPMC’s Southern California Eye Institute (SCEI) explains the importance of eye exams to safeguard your health and wellness.

Importance of Regular Eye Exams

Babies should get an eye exam at birth and then at six months

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Importance of Mental Health and Caring for Your Memory
October 14, 2019

Importance of Mental Health and Caring for Your Memory

Posted by Su Lee

Amidst our busy schedules, we forget things which are part of our daily routine—misplace car keys or forget someone’s name. While some memory loss can be tied to aging, it is important to be able to differentiate between age-related memory problems and more serious mental health concerns like cognitive impairment or dementia. Thomas Horowitz, CHA HPMC MD, explains memory loss and warning signs to look out for.

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Expanding CHA HPMC Neuroscience Institute as a Comprehensive Brain Center for Southern California
October 7, 2019

Expanding CHA HPMC Neuroscience Institute as a Comprehensive Brain Center for Southern California

Posted by Su Lee

Along with the building expansion at CHA HPMC, slated to open in 2021, we have plans to expand our Neuroscience Institute as a comprehensive brain center. We sat down with Joung Lee, MD and Chief Administrative Officer at CHA HPMC to learn about the expansion plan and its benefits to our community.

What is the current neurosurgery program at CHA HPMC?

Before the arrival of myself and Dr.

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How Vaping Affects Your Vision and Eye Health
October 1, 2019

How Vaping Affects Your Vision and Eye Health

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Vaping-related lung disease has affected 530 people and claimed seven lives in the United States so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1. Vaping not only causes serious health problems, but also negatively impacts eye health and accelerates vision problems. We interviewed Rohit Varma, MD, MPH and founding director at CHA HPMC’s Southern California Eye Institute (SCEI) to understand how vaping affects eye health.

What

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CHA HPMC Employee Jessica Rodriguez Shares Her Preparation for AHA Heart Walk 2019
September 24, 2019

CHA HPMC Employee Jessica Rodriguez Shares Her Preparation for AHA Heart Walk 2019

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Jessica Rodriguez, an occupational therapist at CHA HPMC, is one of our first employees to sign-up for the AHA Heart Walk 2019 in Pasadena, Los Angeles. Rodriguez signed up for the 5 K (kilometer) walk and started preparations the same day. “Even though I am physically healthy and indulge in fitness activities, I was a little intimidated and wondered if I could finish the walk,” she says, adding that

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