Women's Health

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

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

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

Is it Pregnancy or PMS?

Cramping. Fatigue. Breast tenderness. The symptoms of premenstrual syndrome mimic those of pregnancy so well, it can be difficult to tell the difference. Hoag OB/Gyn, Nura S. Sobhanian, M.D., offers some helpful tips to help you decode what your body is trying to tell you. “PMS symptoms overlap with symptoms of pregnancy, so when it … Read More
Published On: November 2, 2023

Let’s Talk About Sex — Understanding What It Means to You

By: Danielle Dawson, M.A., L.M.F.T. No matter the reason for the lack of intimacy or sex – not being in the mood, feeling self-conscious about your body or abilities, or physical side effects – it is important to understand how to feel good about yourself and be close to someone you love.  Here are four … Read More
Published On: October 13, 2023

Myth vs. Fact: 5 Misconceptions About Breast Cancer

How do you know what is a myth vs. fact when it comes to your health? There is so much information available on the internet and at our fingertips, but how do you know what is truly factual.   During breast cancer awareness month, we are asking breast health experts to weigh in and clear … Read More
Published On: October 6, 2023

Battling Breast Cancer While Pregnant, New Mom ‘Couldn’t Be More Grateful’ for Hoag

Kelly was busy breastfeeding, working and raising her son Caleb, along with her husband Jeff. Ready for next steps, she was excited to grow her family. When she was just shy of 7 weeks pregnant, Kelly came in to see her OB/Gyn, Lisa Karamardian, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Jeffrey M. Carlton Endowed Chair in Women’s Health in … Read More
Published On: October 6, 2023

Hoag Hospital Foundation Hosts Second Annual H.E.R. Summit by Hoag with Special Guest Rebecca Minkoff

Last Tuesday, Sept. 28, more than 350 attendees gathered for the Second Annual H.E.R. Summit by Hoag at VEA Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa. This year’s event featured an enriching program filled with captivating conversations that explored the depths of women’s mental and sexual health, as well as the secrets to healthy aging … Read More
Published On: October 6, 2023

Amidst Their Battle with Breast Cancer Two Young Single Moms Forged a Lifelong Friendship at Hoag

Emily Hill was in the middle of her infusion treatment for breast cancer when she heard a young woman talking nearby. She unhooked her IV bag from the pole and walked down the hall of the Hoag Infusion Center in Newport Beach. Peeking her head into the opened doorway of an infusion room, Emily saw … Read More
Published On: October 5, 2023