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Hoag Maternal Mental Health is ‘Prevention at it’s finest’

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Managing Allergies in the Summer Months: Tips for Relief

Lounging poolside on a hot Saturday afternoon, early morning hikes, alfresco dining in the park, it’s time to enjoy our favorite things about the summer season! But as the sun shines brighter and the temperatures rises, it’s also high season for grass allergies, bringing about sneezing, itching and congestion. To shed light on this seasonal … Read More

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Reversing Course: A Procedure that Temporarily Reverses Blood Flow May be Key to Stroke Prevention for Some

Diabetes. High blood pressure. A history of smoking. Each of these conditions raise your risk of carotid artery disease, one of the most common causes of ischemic stroke. “Carotid artery disease involves fatty plaque clogging the arteries in your neck that deliver blood to your brain,” said Emaad Farooqui, M.D. a vascular surgeon at Hoag. … Read More

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Forgetfulness or Dementia – How to Know When to Be Concerned About a Loved One

As we navigate the complexities of aging, one of the most pressing concerns for many is the possibility of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a topic that often brings anxiety and uncertainty, particularly when faced with the question: Is it just normal forgetfulness or something more serious? In a recent Empowered by Hoag Podcast episode, … Read More

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Men’s Health Month: The Importance of Routine Screenings

As June rolls around, it’s not just a time for barbecues and beach days—it’s also Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of health screenings for men. While many of us might shy away from the doctor’s office, routine screenings are crucial for catching potential health issues early, when they’re most … Read More

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Healthy Habits for Lifelong Running: Why kids should keep running.

It’s a challenge these days to get kids off their video game consoles and get them to slip on their sneakers to take a run – outside – yes, where trees and fresh air reside. But running for kids is just as popular as it is for adults because of its accessibility, affordability and those … Read More

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Navigating Mental Health During the Perinatal Period

Everyone needs help at different times in their life. Bringing a child into the world is a profound journey, but through the joy and anticipation, many mothers silently struggle with mental health challenges before, during and after pregnancy, which is also known as the perinatal period. Hoag’s Maternal Mental Health Program is a collaboration between … Read More

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Podcast: Spine Injury – Prevention & Treatment

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When to Consult a Specialist for Skin Cancer Concerns

As summer approaches, thoughts often turn to sun, sand and surf. While it’s essential to remember to protect your skin from harmful UV rays with sunscreen and other precautions, it’s equally crucial to monitor your skin health and seek professional advice when needed. “Detecting melanoma early greatly improves the outcome and prognosis for one of … Read More

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Navigating Back Pain: A Comprehensive Approach

Back pain can be more than just a nuisance; it can significantly impact your quality of life and daily functionality. But how do you know if your pain is serious enough to warrant a call to a specialist? “Usually most of the time little more is needed than time and rest. Pulling your back or … Read More