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Back to School – Easy Snacks for Busy Families

Busy parents might find that between work, sports schedules, homework, playdates and school, snacks might make life a little easier. But, finding healthy snacks that your entire family will enjoy can be challenging. Try to avoid processed sugary snacks. Fruits make good snacks if you know portion sizes and limit snacks to one to two … Read More

Diabetes Center

Diabetes Prevention

Written by Jeff Dai, PharmD Candidate; Tanya H. Khamis, PharmD Candidate; David Q. Pham, PharmD, BCPS, CDE Jeff Dai and Tanya Khamis are from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy in Pomona, California. Dr. David Pham is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Western University of Health Sciences as well as a … Read More

Diabetes Center

Donor Spotlight

The mission of Hoag’s Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center is to make a difference by improving the quality of life for all people living with diabetes or at risk of diabetes, through prevention, early detection, prompt care, education and support. The Allen Diabetes Center provides comprehensive services for adults and children with diabetes, including … Read More

Diabetes Center

The Connection between Type 2 Diabetes and Dementia

Diabetes and Dementia are two diseases that are on the rise and are becoming more common. While the growing older can bring about a natural decline in brain function, people with diabetes may have the added challenge of increased risk of developing dementia. Doctors and researchers are finding the connection between the diseases to be … Read More


Hoag named as one of top 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs

Becker’s Hospital Review has named the following hospitals to the 2014 edition of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs.” These hospitals are leading the way in terms of quality patient care, cancer outcomes and research. The following hospitals have all received recognition from several reputable ranking agencies, including U.S. News & World … Read More

Heart & Vascular

Heart disease, it starts with your genes

For some of us, heart disease begins when we’re still in diapers. That may sound a bit dramatic but thanks to the complexities of cellular biology, some of us start to experience the weathering effects of arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, while we are infants. By the time we have a heart attack, stroke … Read More


Charity Spotlight: Angels and Hoag Strike Out Stroke

Last Saturday, two-time stroke survivor and Newport Beach resident Michelle Wulfestieg, 32, threw out the first pitch at Angel’s Stadium as part of the “Strike Out Stroke Day,” a partnership between the Angels and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian intended to raise awareness about the signs of stroke and the urgency of treatment. Wulfestieg is Executive … Read More


How much sleep do you really need?

You’ve heard the expression, “It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality?” Well, when it comes to sleep, it’s about both. A lot of us know that we need about eight hours of sleep to function properly. What you might not know is that taking sleeping pills to achieve those necessary hours doesn’t do you much … Read More


Who has your back when it comes to back surgery?

Whom should you trust with your back surgery, a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon? When you require something as complicated as spinal surgery, it is important to choose the right doctor and the right program. Neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons have historically competed, with each specialty claiming superior training for the complexity of spinal surgery. Well, … Read More

Executive Health

How Does a Leader Eat More Vegetables?

The major research article that was published just this past April showed evidence that eating 7 servings of fruits and vegetables reduced mortality from heart disease and cancer by 42%. The hardest part about eating more vegetables is they are not easy to eat on-the-go. The following are ways that executives have found work best … Read More