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

Hoag Names Director for New Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Program

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 28, 2022 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced that bariatric surgery specialist Adrian Dobrowolsky, M.D., will be director of Hoag’s new Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Program. With Dr. Dobrowolsky as surgical director, patients will benefit from the expertise he has developed performing hundreds of minimally invasive bariatric surgeries throughout his career, … Read More
Published On: March 28, 2022

Virtual Connections Leading the Way

Daniel Diaz, 30, said one blessing in disguise of the COVID-19 pandemic was that his Hoag Type 1 diabetes support group meetings went virtual. He recently moved to San Diego and was upset at the possibility of not going to First Friday gatherings. “I was so sad about it, and then the pandemic hit; I … Read More
Published On: March 10, 2022

MS Took Away One Woman’s Confidence to Run. Hoag Health Center Foothill Ranch’s Lifestyle Program Gave It Back.

“The minute I met with my primary care physician and they prescribed me the program, the success started,” Corrie said. “From day one it’s been a supportive team. I love the workouts. I never thought I would say that.”
Published On: September 17, 2020

First Graduate of Hoag Lifestyle Program Determined to Reach His Goals

My main focus was to lose weight and feel my best again,” said Jim. “After knee replacement surgery, I struggled to get up and down without assistance. I made it my mission to be able to get down on one knee and stand back up on my own.
Published On: August 4, 2020

Fullerton Resident Vigilant in Fight Against Diabetes

James Tillman couldn’t understand why his throat was so incredibly dry. Even after guzzling three 32-ounce bottles of water and getting a good night’s rest, the dryness persisted. A healthy, 26-year old, James had begun to notice that over the past four months he was feeling fatigued and abnormally thirsty. By August 2018, his symptoms … Read More
Published On: December 21, 2018