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Proposed breast screenings may put women at risk

There is much we know about breast cancer. We know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime. We know that mammograms can detect cancer in its earliest stages and that this is key to effective treatment and survival. Early intervention saves the lives of thousands of women in … Read More

Women's Health

643 babies set a one-month birth records in July at Hoag

In July, the labor and delivery unit of Newport Beach’s Hoag Hospital was a busy place. It was so packed, in fact, that Hoag officials say last month broke a record for babies born in a one-month period: 643. The milestone far surpasses the previous one, set in September, of 583 births. “This was a … Read More

Neurosciences

Commentary: Summer's end doesn't have to mean school stress begins

When you’re a kid, summer means long sunny days, fun outings and flexible schedules. No one wants to give up those delights. It’s no wonder that as August fades into September, many kids and families start to feel stressed about the looming academic year. Some kids experience a sense of impending doom about being responsible … Read More

Neurosciences

How a battery-operated spoon allows O.C. woman with Parkinson's disease to eat with confidence

Pat Ferguson’s hand quaked as she raised her spoon from her soup bowl, but despite her unsteady grip she had no fear of splattering her pristine white jacket during a lunch out. As her hand shook, her battery-operated spoon shook in the opposite direction to counter the tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease and a lesser … Read More

Cancer

Saving women from breast cancer is paramount, so let's talk about better tools

Over half a century after the introduction of modern-day mammography, the screening controversy seems stronger than ever. Heated debates are centered on determining the effects of mammograms on breast cancer mortality, largely based on data that is decades old. As I watch these debates, I can’t help but feel that we have lost our way. … Read More

Diabetes Center

BBQ Favorites Make-Over

It’s summertime – time to enjoy outdoor activities and celebrations. Living with diabetes should NOT stop you from enjoying summer activities and barbeque favorites with your family and friends. Make smart food decisions, plan accordingly and create a well-balanced meal that helps keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible so you … Read More

Diabetes Center

Stay Cool with Diabetes Friendly Smoothies

Clean Breeze Smoothie Yield: 3 9oz serving Ingredients 1 small cucumber, chopped 2 ripe kiwis, peeled 1 cup ginger-flavored kombucha (see Tip) 1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves 6 ice cubes Preparation Combine cucumber, kiwis, kombucha, yogurt, cilantro and ice cubes in blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Notes: Look … Read More

Diabetes Center

The Allen Diabetes Center Gives Continued Support To PADRE

In an unprecedented demonstration of commitment to diabetes care, Hoag, in partnership with CHOC and through CHOC, and the Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research Education (PADRE), is collaborating to ensure that all members of our community have timely access to expert diabetes prevention, care and education. Through CHOC Children’s Hospital and Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes … Read More

Diabetes Center

Gardening Leads to Heathier Eating Habits

The CDC states that 18% children aged 6-11 are obese, and estimates predict that 80% of children who are obese at age ten will remain obese into adulthood. At home, television advertising can have a detrimental influence on a child’s eating habits. However, we can counter that effect by providing educational programs that educate and … Read More

Diabetes Center

A Look at Two Studies Connecting Diabetes & Brain Function

Dr. Nadeau is an accomplished physician who brings extensive experience to the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center as Program Director, Dr. Kris V. Iyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care and Endocrinologist at Hoag Medical Group . While he has many areas of interest, the majority of his recent work, research, and lectures focus on … Read More