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Fighting Chronic Knee Pain with a Genicular Nerve Block

By Dr. Puja Shah, DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach When 58-year-old Paul M. of Costa Mesa, Calif. learned his daughter had finally rescheduled her COVID-postponed wedding, his initial joy was overshadowed by dread. Paul had needed a total knee replacement for some time – sooner rather than...

Insights: How to Have a Grateful Holiday

It is that time of year again—the holidays are upon us. Who knew this time last year that we would have gone through all we have this year, and that we would be wondering if we should be spending time with our friends and family this holiday season. Do...

Insights: A Wedding to Remember

One of the happiest days of my life happened last weekend: My daughter got married.  Yes, a COVID wedding with all the precautions. They actually have very cool masks for the bride and groom and of course I had to get one of those as well. I am not sure...

Insights: Experiencing Life

Have you ever had an experience where what you were looking at was so incredible you could not take it all in? Last weekend I decided to do a last-minute trip to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. The weather was still in the 80s so it...

Flu Shot Remains a Must for Cancer Patients

By Misagh Karimi, M.D., Oncologist at City of Hope Newport Beach For cancer patients wondering whether they should get a flu shot this year as the COVID-19 crisis continues, the answer from the medical community is a resounding yes. Flu season and COVID-19 are about to collide, and cancer patients may...

Insights: Moving Through Life

So often people act surprised at the challenges we face in life. This of course creates more pain. Pain truly is part of life and always will be. We have not been guaranteed an easy time. Many difficult things can happen in a life time. As I wrote in my...

Insights: The Choice

Finding myself complaining about the heat this past week, I had to stop myself and come back to asking myself the question, ‘Shelly, is this really an issue?’ Of course, the answer was no. It brought me back to the idea to stop complaining, controlling and judging what is outside...

Moments for Health: Surgery in the Age of COVID-19

By Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. | Special to the NB Indy With COVID-19 cases surging again and hospitalizations up in Orange County, many residents worry that seeing a doctor now will only increase their risk of exposure. They continue to put off care for everything from elective surgery to...

Family Members Can Still Be Part of Doctor Appointments During COVID-19

By Linda Buck, Nurse Practitioner at City of Hope Newport Beach Cancer treatment appointments can be a whirlwind of information, and emotion. A trusted family member accompanying you to these visits can calm the storm—taking notes, clarifying instructions, and offering valuable comfort and support. You probably couldn’t imagine going to the...

Insights: Creating Purpose Through Baking

Baking is one of my favorite things to do. However, eating my baking is what gets me in trouble—I eat too much of it! Therefore, my neighbors often inherit these goodies, and they love it. Of course, they are more than happy to indulge in my baking. I think I...

Facialworks Facial Bar Reopens in Newport Beach

The family-owned sustainable, clean skin care company Facialworks has reopened its Newport Beach location on Westcliff Drive. Inspired by (and created with facets of) the sea, Facialworks focuses on a natural skin care experience with its CleanSea skin care line, featuring sea-to-skin, nontoxic, vegan and eco-friendly products, developed for women...