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Taking Charge of Your Breast Health: Mammograms Made Easy

Mammograms have been credited as being many things: lifesaving, state-of-the-art, important. Rarely, though, have they been described as convenient. Hoag has changed all that by offering quick and easy online scheduling at seven breast imaging locations throughout Orange County. “Wherever you live, work or have school drop off, you have access to dedicated breast radiologists, … Read More
Published On: December 27, 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

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

Tips for a Mammogram Newbie

There are a number of health screenings that can be daunting your first time and getting a mammogram is one of them. It can be easy to fall into mom mode and push off our yearly mammogram, putting everyone else’s health needs ahead of our own. But honestly, taking care of ourselves is taking care … Read More
Published On: October 27, 2023

Hoag Hospital Foundation Hosts Second Annual H.E.R. Summit Sept. 28

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, more than 350 attendees gathered for the second annual H.E.R. Summit by Hoag at VEA Newport Beach in Fashion Island. 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 inside and … Read More
Published On: October 22, 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