Hoag Signs on as Title Sponsor of the OC Marathon

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 4, 2023 – In its ongoing commitment to creating a healthier community, Hoag announced today it will be the title sponsor of the 20th annual OC Marathon, now dubbed the Hoag OC Marathon.  The popular Southern California running festival will welcome more than 22,000 runners during the weekend of May 3-5, … Read More
Published On: December 4, 2023

Moving into 2024 – Celebrate Your ‘Wins’ and Build on a Positive Foundation

“As the new year approaches, women are often focused on setting resolutions, but it’s beneficial to reflect on your health habits from the past year. Taking stock of your achievements lays the groundwork for positive growth and sets the stage for a healthy future,” said Allyson Brooks, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, Ginny Ueberroth Executive Medical Director Endowed … Read More
Published On: December 1, 2023

Hoag’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Team Earns Highest Distinction in Three Surgical Areas

 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2023) – Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute has earned the highest distinction possible, a three-star rating out of three stars, from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for three categories of surgery – isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR), isolated mitral valve replacement and repair (MVRR) and isolated … Read More
Published On: November 29, 2023

I Felt a Lump. Now What?

Discovering a lump in your breast can be an alarming experience, one that often triggers a wave of worry and concern. This initial shock can lead to numerous questions and doubts, but it is important to remember you are not alone. About 40% of breast lumps are detected by women during a breast self-exam. This … Read More
Published On: November 27, 2023

Mindfulness: A Moment of Zen for the Holidays

Yes, the holidays are a wonderful and merry time, but they are equally known for the stress it can trigger from unresolved familial issues, financial stress, loneliness and battling crowds who take over shopping malls, freeways and grocery stores.   But Hoag Hospital Wellness Consultant, Anusha Wijeyakumar, MA, CPC, E-RYT, has a simple tip for … Read More
Published On: November 22, 2023

Healthy Holiday Swaps – How to Make Your Menu Satisfying and Healthy

When it comes to the holiday’s it’s a fair assumption that many, if not most people, will accept the fate “tis the season to overeat.” It’s not easy to stick to healthy eating when food is the center of holiday gatherings. How can you say no to your aunt’s traditional green bean casserole topped with … Read More
Published On: November 22, 2023

4 Common Questions About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person experiences seizures that can look like staring spells, falling, shaking or losing awareness of what is going on. Just having a seizure does not mean you have epilepsy. Seizures can happen due to medical issues such as high fever, low blood sugar, or alcohol or drug … Read More
Published On: November 22, 2023

The 4 Wise Steps of EOY Deductibles

‘Twas the month before New Year’s when all through your mind, you realized: You’ve reached your deductible! Now is the time! Make your appointments, order your pills. And know that your health plan may pick up the bill. Your deductible is how much of your medical costs you pay (excluding premiums and copays or coinsurance) … Read More
Published On: November 20, 2023

Fun with Friends is Good for You: How Social Connections Keep the Brain Young

Can socializing with friends be as healthy as going to the gym? As far as brain health is concerned, the research says “yes.” Moreover, maintaining social connections can help a person reduce their risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Conversely, research has shown that social isolation and loneliness are as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes … Read More
Published On: November 15, 2023

What We Have to Gain from Weight Loss Drugs

By David Ahn, M.D. Twenty years ago, the headlines were grim. It was common for studies to warn: “Rising Childhood Obesity Will Decrease Life Expectancy.” In large part, those predictions came true. The rise in obesity – both in children and adults – has correlated to a catastrophic rise in chronic disease that continues to … Read More
Published On: November 9, 2023