News at MCOR

Let’s Have a Drink or Two!

Once you begin to feel thirsty, you have already waited too long. Thirst is a signal that you’ve already lost about 1 percent of your body’s water content; however, thirst is not always a reliable indicator, especially in older adults. As you age, your ability to conserve water is reduced and your sense of thirst…
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Lecture Series Explores “Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet?”

The 2018 Medical Center Lecture Series continues Tuesday, March 13, with “Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet?” presented by Donald L. Abrams, M.D., chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Abrams, pictured at right, has long been interested in clinical trials of complementary and alternative medicine interventions for HIV/AIDS and cancer, including evaluations of…
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Doggone It: It’s Pre-hab Time!

Most of us think of physical therapy as re-habilitation, but there is a growing trend in medicine and physical therapy to pre-habilitate patients prior to surgery. Prehabilitation, or pre-hab for short, is an exercise regime designed to prepare a surgical patient to optimize a successful outcome and a quicker recovery. Generally, the more fit you are prior to surgery,…
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Private Medicine Plus: Personalized Medicine Par Excellence

The Medical Center at Ocean Reef was one of the early providers of concierge medicine, a popular program with more than 200 members in the Private Medicine program. Continuing our trend of providing leading-edge initiatives, the Medical Center introduced the next level in personalized medicine with the Private Medicine Plus (PMP) program in October 2016. PMP is…
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Vision Quest: Support for the Visually Impaired

A small but determined group of individuals meets regularly to brainstorm the complexities of vision impairment and disease. Led by clinical psychologist Dr. Luisa Bryan, the Vision Support Group shares resources and experiences with the added value of a clinical mentor. Discussion topics are wide-ranging: glaucoma, wet and dry macular degeneration, blepharospasm, detached retinas, cataract…
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