Women's Health

First Mammogram? We’ve Got You Covered

If you’ve recently turned 40, happy birthday! Enjoy your cake and ice cream… and then schedule your mammogram. “Most women should get their first annual mammograms beginning at age 40, though high-risk women may be advised by their doctor to begin earlier,” said January Lopez, M.D., a fellowship trained breast imaging specialist, board-certified diagnostic radiologist … Read More
Published On: May 19, 2023

OB-GYN Offers Tips for Supporting Moms

Dr. Lisa Karamardian from Hoag Newport Beach’s Pacific Women’s Healthcare Associates shares ideas for how friends and family can support new mothers ahead of Mother’s Day. Lend a hand: Whatever you can do in the way of helping a mom get more sleep, even if it’s just a two-to-three-hour nap, makes all the difference in the … Read More
Published On: May 5, 2023

5 Clues that it’s More than ‘Baby Blues’

The newborn is crying – and so is the new mom. A few days after childbirth, it is common for women to feel depressed, anxious, or upset as their hormones fluctuate. But how seriously should mom – and her family members – take these emotional turns? “The biggest difference between postpartum depression and the ‘baby … Read More
Published On: May 2, 2023

Why Daylight Saving Time Makes You Feel Terrible

This Sunday it’s time for the start of daylight saving time, so clocks will spring forward an hour. And if you get a case of the Mondays following the start of daylight saving time, there may actually be medical evidence for it. Not only are we losing an hour of sleep by springing forward, but … Read More
Published On: March 10, 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 Things You Need to Know about Cervical Cancer and HPV Prevention

Cervical cancer affects more than 14,000 U.S. women a year and is responsible for more than 4,000 deaths. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer and is also the culprit behind five other cancers. The good news? There is a safe and effective HPV vaccine, and a large study of vaccinated … Read More
Published On: February 1, 2023