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

Hoag Helps Pregnant Women with Diabetes Find ‘Sweet Success’

Diabetes creates challenges for women before, during and after pregnancy. But the Ueberroth Family Program for Women with Diabetes at Hoag, also known as Sweet Success, provides access to expert diabetes care relating to pregnancy. While diabetes during pregnancy increases a baby’s risk of birth defects and a mother’s risk of complications, certified diabetes educators … Read More
Published On: November 2, 2023

1 in 3 US Adults Have Prediabetes and Most Don’t Know It. Am I at Risk?

What is prediabetes? Over 38% of U.S. adults have prediabetes, and more than 8 in 10 of them don’t even know they have it. Prediabetes means that you have a higher-than-normal blood sugar level; however, it isn’t high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes yet. After food is consumed, your body turns carbohydrates … Read More
Published On: October 24, 2023

Hoag Recognized as Highest Ranked Hospital in Orange County for Top-Quality Care by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Rankings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., August 1, 2023 — For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Rankings named Hoag the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and ninth-best in California. The rankings also included national rankings in two specialty areas and recognition … Read More
Published On: August 11, 2023

Hey, Guys: Your Loved Ones Want You to Get Screened

You remembered the grill tools. You remembered the beach chairs and Angel’s tickets. Heck, you even remembered the sunscreen. But did you remember to schedule your screenings for colon cancer, prostate cancer, vascular disease and diabetes? As men’s health month wraps up, the people in your life who make you macaroni necklaces and bought you … Read More
Published On: June 22, 2023

How to Love Your Heart in 5 Steps

It’s February, and romance is in the air… so, show your heart some love by keeping 5 things in mind. “Make an investment for your heart and keep it consistent,” Itchhaporia, M.D., M.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C., Eric & Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health and medical director of congestive heart failure and telemetry programs. “Keeping … Read More
Published On: February 27, 2023

5 Reasons Your Body Loves Dark Chocolate

If your love runs deep, rich and delectable, let your Valentine know it with a gift of dark chocolate. Unlike its milky cousin, dark chocolate generally contains higher amounts of cacao, which is rich in the kinds of  substances that lets your Valentine know your relationship is a healthy one: Heart disease and blood pressure. … Read More
Published On: February 6, 2023

3 Biggest Myths About Sugar and Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a complicated disease. Put simply, it is a chronic and potentially dangerous condition that develops when the body loses its ability to process glucose, or sugar. But what causes it, what can prevent it and what can be done to manage it? That’s where things can get confusing. “While it’s true … Read More
Published On: December 20, 2022

Bariatric Surgery Patient Loses 91 Pounds and Gains New Lease on Life

Tamra Rose says she was overweight most of her adult life. But when her son turned a year and a half, and the scale tipped passed her delivery weight, Tamra had enough. She works at Hoag and had learned from a colleague that the hospital was opening a Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Program. She had … Read More
Published On: July 27, 2022