4 Surprising Truths about Loneliness… and 4 Things You Can Do About it

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., recently outlined a national framework to combat the loneliness epidemic in the United States. He noted four important facts about loneliness and social isolation: Being lonely is as bad for your long-term health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! People who are lonely are 26% more likely to die … Read More
Published On: May 15, 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

How A Mediterranean Diet Can Make You(r Brain) Look 19 Years Younger

Want to look 19 years younger than you are? Sorry. This isn’t a story about that. But you can make your brain appear nearly two decades more youthful simply by following a Mediterranean diet. A new study published in the journal Neurology, looked at the brains of 581 people who donated their bodies to science. … Read More
Published On: May 3, 2023

Hoag Earns Straight “A’s” on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 3, 2023 — Hoag has once again been awarded straight “A’s” for the Spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine. Achieving the nation’s top honor for patient safety, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade rates a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable … Read More
Published On: May 3, 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

Important Masking and Visitor Policy Updates

Dear Neighbors, I am pleased to inform you that the California Department of Public Health has ended the mask mandate for health care settings effective April 3, 2023. Health care staff, patients/residents and visitors should consider wearing a mask based on personal level of risk, the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels and Hoag’s policies. The CDC strongly recommends … Read More
Published On: April 7, 2023

Hoag’s $1 Billion Expansion

As he works to expand world-class health care in Irvine, Hoag President and CEO Robert Braithwaite is deploying a strategy inspired by Irvine’s Master Plan. “The Irvine framework really did help,” Braithwaite said in a recent interview to discuss Hoag’s $1 billion expansion on Sand Canyon Avenue. “We looked at how Irvine is configured and … Read More
Published On: April 3, 2023