Women's Health

AI Living Up to Its Promise as a Tool for Radiology

By January Lopez, M.D. For the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been proving itself as an effective tool in breast cancer screening. An ever growing list of research studies have shown that using AI in mammography can safely and efficiently reduce patient wait times while reducing the pressure on in-demand radiologists. This is … Read More
Published On: October 18, 2023

Mammograms Save Lives – But Are They Enough?

By: Dr. January Lopez Mammography has been proven to save lives, is fast affordable and widely available. But like all tests in medicine, mammograms aren’t perfect. The truth is there are some breast cancers in some breasts that cannot be detected on screening mammography at the earliest stages. So, what can we do to close … Read More
Published On: October 13, 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

Understand Your Risk & Take Control: The Significance of Preparation and Prevention When it Comes to Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Preparation and prevention are essential when it comes to your health. The Hoag Breast & Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program specializes in the management and care for women who have tested positive for a genetic mutation that increases their risk of breast, ovarian and/or uterine cancer. “Hoag’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program is delivering on … Read More
Published On: September 14, 2023

How to Prepare for Your Mammogram

At Hoag, we encourage you to take an active role in your breast health. A mammogram is an essential step of a women’s health journey. A mammogram is a low dose X-ray exam that takes images of the breast to detect breast cancer early. Knowing what to expect at your mammogram may help calm your … Read More
Published On: August 14, 2023

The Importance of Nutrition While Breastfeeding

Nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting both the health of a breastfeeding mother and the growth and development of her baby. It is also important to remember each woman’s birth story is different, so determining the correct nutrition needs for you is the first step. One constant no matter your birthing journey is your … Read More
Published On: August 9, 2023

Ouch! What you Need to Know About Kidney Stones

One in 10 people will develop kidney stones at some point in their lives, and when they do, there’s a good chance they’ll tell you about it. Kidney stones mean pain. Yelp-out-loud pain. Pain that can land you in the hospital. Luckily, Hoag’s expert urology department is here to help treat patients’ kidney stones through … Read More
Published On: August 7, 2023

Hoag Runs in the Family for Devoted Donor Otis Healy

Meet Otis Healy, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who holds a special place in his heart for his family and for Hoag. Otis’ commitment to his family and his passion for health care have made a lasting impact. As the benefactor of the Otis Healy Family Endowed Chair in Applied Genomics, he continues … Read More
Published On: August 2, 2023

Maintain Your Pelvic Health Pre, During and Post Pregnancy

Are you experiencing pelvic health issues due to pregnancy and/or childbirth? Are pelvic health issues affecting you from becoming pregnant? Did you recently deliver a child and are still experiencing some discomfort and pain? Our pelvic health specialists are here to help you understand the causes of pelvic floor pain before, during and after pregnancy … Read More
Published On: July 19, 2023

The “Pros” of Probiotics

Healthier skin. Check. Better sleep. Check. Less bloating and fatigue. Check. When it comes to improving health, probiotics check all the boxes. Why? “Microbes in the lower intestinal tract help with digestion and immune system regulation. A disruption in bacteria levels can lead to gut inflammation and other problems. So, when the body experiences an … Read More
Published On: June 28, 2023