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Chia Seeds

Did you know that there’s a super food with the following qualities (in a 3 oz serving):as much omega-3 as 28 oz of salmon as much calcium as 3 cups of milk as much fiber as 1 cup of All-bran as much iron as 5 cups of spinach as much vegetable protein as 1 cup … Read More

Executive Health

Breast Cancer 101

Knowledge is power; especially when it comes to your health. Understanding your risk factors for common conditions and diseases is one way to play an active role in keeping yourself healthy and vibrant. Breast cancer is one of those common conditions that will undoubtedly touch someone in your life, possibly even you[1]. Awareness about breast … Read More


Hoag Endowment Recognizes Work of Institute's Director

An endowment by Ron & Sandi Simon recognized the work of Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki in building a world-class neuroscience institute that serves the entire Southern California region. The endowment chair investiture ceremony at the Hoag Neuroscience Institute on Sept. 24 honored the donors and the physician. Five years ago, Dr. Brant-Zawadzki became the first executive … Read More

Featured News

Two Blonds: What's that smell

Body odor. It’s an important beauty topic that, sadly, gets little attention. So Two Blonds, having a nose for adventure, consulted two doctors, visited the drugstore and sniffed out what you need to know about three key odor-producing areas of your body. We stuck to over-the-counter products. Such treatments as Botox and prescription meds are … Read More


When weekend activity becomes a real pain in the back

Most Monday mornings we get a call from someone in his 40s or 50s who threw out his back. Either he was competing in an obstacle course with old college buddies, or a 5K with younger co-workers. Or maybe, he injured himself doing a mud run with his kids. Whatever it was that sounded like … Read More


Family project aims to spread feelings of hope in a time of fear

When cancer struck the Sweet family, they didn’t turn bitter – instead, they started a project that lives up to their name: “sweet rocks from the Sweet girls,” said Debbie, mother of Sarah and Katie Sweet. The palm-sized, multicolored stones, painted with inspirational words like “love” and “hope,” are the result of a summer project … Read More

Executive Health

Nutrition 101

Any discussion of nutrition is sure to include the word Calorie. We know that food consists of Calories, and that we eat less Calories when we want to lose weight and more when we want to gain weight. But do if someone asked you what a Calorie actually is, could you define it? Believe it … Read More

Executive Health

Understanding Cholesterol

Cholesterol is one of the most recognized and most misunderstood blood tests available. A high blood level of cholesterol can unnecessarily create fear while a “normal” blood level can make one wrongly feel safe. Let’s take a look at the real story behind cholesterol. Cholesterol is necessary for life. Without it your cell membranes would … Read More


Newport Resident 'Feels Like a New Person' After Hoag Spinal Procedure

?Newport Beach resident Edna Zitko suffered from neck pain and numbness for several years, but a new procedure at Hoag Hospital has left her feeling like “a new person.” Zitko, 44, was the first Hoag patient to undergo a newly approved alternative to cervical spinal fusion. Zitko said she dealt with severe chronic neck pain … Read More

Heart & Vascular

You have a heart — care for it

?If you are active, eat well and never take a sick day, heart disease might be the furthest thing from your mind. But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the country, which means that you – yes you – should take a few moments to think about your heart. People … Read More