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Coffee and Gut Health: Friend or Foe?

Whether it’s an ice-cold vanilla latte, a grande café mocha or just a traditional cup of Joe, people’s love affair with coffee is as strong as a cold brew. But the question remains, can coffee wreak havoc on your digestive system? It depends on the sensitivities of the person, according to Adrian Dobrowolsky, M.D., general … Read More

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Nourishing Beginnings: Exploring the Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is not just a feeding method. It is a bonding experience for a mother and baby that offers numerous benefits; from providing essential nutrients and antibodies to fostering an emotional connection and reducing the risk of various illnesses. “In a modern society, where breastfeeding rates are influenced by societal norms, cultural beliefs and workplace … Read More

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In Search of Sleep

Hoag doctors offer advice and treatment for common disorders when restful nights prove elusive.  In a fast-paced world, the art of obtaining restful sleep is frequently underestimated. As a cornerstone of one’s well-being, a good night’s slumber is a deep physiological and psychological necessity, vital for cognitive functions, emotional stability and physical health. Dr. Jose … Read More

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What Your Heart Is Telling You About Weight Loss Drugs

Semaglutide, the active ingredient in the diabetes and weight loss medications Ozempic and Wegovy was in the spotlight last year for its role in celebrity diet crazes. But this drug seems to have something other Hollywood fads don’t: data backing it up. In a large international study, semaglutide was found to reduce the risk of … Read More

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Mental Toughness: How to Stay Motivated During Marathon Training

When it comes to training for a marathon, a lot of runners focus on getting through the miles. Truth be told, 26.2 miles is an intimidating number, so runners train to get their bodies used to the discomfort that comes with pushing your body to its limit. And while increasing your mileage every week, adding … Read More

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What You Need to Know About IBD Surgical Care

Life-altering. Freeing. Restorative. These are the words patients frequently use to describe the surgeries and treatments they receive from the Hoag Margolis Family Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program. People contending with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis receive more than treatment for their condition; Hoag’s multidisciplinary team provides the comprehensive care that helps return people to … Read More

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Medical Mission: In Her Own Words

On October 20, Hoag’s co-Gynecologic Oncology Directors Lisa Abaid, M.D., and John (Jeb) Brown, M.D., embarked on a nine-day medical mission to Bolivia. It was the eleventh trip for Dr. Abaid and the second for Dr. Brown. While most of the doctors’ prior trips had focused on surgery, the physicians traveled to implement a program … Read More

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Parkinson’s Disease Patients at Hoag Show their Artistic Side

Living with intention is a big thing for those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. As automatic movements become more impaired, intentional movements become more critical. A group of several Parkinson’s patients at Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute have been attending the “Painting With Parkinson’s” program since it launched last July. The patients got to celebrate some … Read More

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Nurturing a Healthy Beginning: Prenatal Infection Prevention Tips

If you are pregnant or have been considering having a baby, it is important to know that what you do to your body and what you put in your body can affect your baby. As we raise awareness for Prenatal Infection Prevention Awareness Month, it is important to spread awareness about the dangers of prenatal … Read More

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Take Control of Your Breast Health: Understand Your Normal

While we encourage annual mammograms, one of the best proactive measures you can take for your breast health is to empower yourself with knowledge. Understanding how your breasts routinely feel and look is important so that if you detect any changes, you can discuss them with your physician. “In addition to breast self-exams, we recommend … Read More