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California Ladies Organization – WLCU Humanitarian Award

August 16, 2013 by  
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On December 5th, 2012 Dr. Paul Wakim was the recipient of the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the California Ladies Organization – WLCU in Glendale, CA.

AANOS Lifetime Achivement Award

August 16, 2013 by  
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Dr. Paul Wakim received the Lifetime Achivement Award from the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons at their 37th Annual Scientific Meeting held at The Omni Hotel, Jacksonville, FL, June 5-8, 2013.

Dr. Paul Wakim Honored with Ellis Island Humanitarian Medal

August 28, 2012 by  
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Huntington Beach resident Dr. Paul Wakim has joined the ranks of former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, Bob Hope, Brooke Shields, Frankie Valli, and Sugar Ray Leonard as recipients of the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The award is given to men and women who have dedicated their lives to helping others, […]

Deep Vein Thrombosis

March 23, 2012 by  
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Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) refers to a blood clot that is rooted in one of the main deep veins of the lower legs, thighs or the pelvis. When there is a clot on one vein, the blood circulation at that particular vein is blocked. The blockage can cause swelling an even raise the temperature of […]

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury that results when a person’s neck and head are suddenly whipped back and forth in a motor vehicle collision or other similar events. This happens because the neck is forced to go further than its normal range of movement which in turn causes damage to the tissues in the neck and […]

Video conferencing FAQs

January 27, 2012 by  
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Hospitals, companies, homes, and other organizations need communication services among each other at all times. The present modern world makes it necessary for almost every individual to communicate with other people living across the different parts of the world. This requirement of global communication shows the importance of being connected at all times. Historically, telephone […]


December 19, 2011 by  
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Did a heart attack hit you out of the blue? No doubt it left you with questions as to how and why, did this happen? So often when illness hits, we have no answers and have to look for help from the medical profession. Effective Patient Care can relieve many of those worries. In today’s […]

Why patient care needs to be re-examined in the 21st century

October 10, 2011 by  
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Patient care involves three main functions in medical and health care practices. The first function is prevention of illnesses while the second function is treatment of patients afflicted by ailments or injuries. The third and important function of patient care is in management of illnesses and the preservation of patients’ well-being both physically and mentally. […]

The essence of patient care

September 1, 2011 by  
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Patient care can simply be defined as all the practices involved in the prevention and treatment of ailments with the aim of preserving the physical and mental well-being of sick or aged people. Patient care is usually provided by medical and health care professionals. However, the 21st century has plunged all aspects of health care […]

What Is Arthroscopy?

April 15, 2011 by  
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Inserting a type of endoscope called an arthroscope into a joint through a small incision is called arthroscopic surgery. This procedure helps treats or examines a damaged interior of a joint. Orthopedic situations that require such approaches include torn cartilage, trimming damaged cartilage and reconstruction. Arthroscopy is preferred over open surgery because a joint does […]

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