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When to Consult a Specialist for Skin Cancer Concerns

As summer approaches, thoughts often turn to sun, sand and surf. While it’s essential to remember to protect your skin from harmful UV rays with sunscreen and other precautions, it’s equally crucial to monitor your skin health and seek professional advice when needed. “Detecting melanoma early greatly improves the outcome and prognosis for one of … Read More

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Navigating Back Pain: A Comprehensive Approach

Back pain can be more than just a nuisance; it can significantly impact your quality of life and daily functionality. But how do you know if your pain is serious enough to warrant a call to a specialist? “Luckily about 98% of the time, little more is needed than time and rest. Pulling your back … Read More

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Guarding Your Gut: Preventing GERD and Esophageal Cancer

Those who suffer from Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), know that it’s more than just an inconvenience; it’s a painful and life altering condition. GERD can also lead to serious complications, including esophageal cancer. Understanding the importance of preventive measures is key to maintaining your digestive health. “GERD can be caused by a hiatal hernia and … Read More

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Advancing Breast Health: The Evolution of Breast Imaging

One of the best proactive measures you can take for your breast health is to empower yourself with knowledge. Understand your personal breast health and schedule your mammograms annually. Annual mammograms remain the gold standard for detecting breast cancer. The goal of a screening mammogram is to find cancer at an early stage when treatment … Read More

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Infertility: What to Expect When Faced With the Unexpected

Infertility affects women of all reproductive ages and people creating families at different life stages with varied backgrounds. It can feel like a lonely road, filled with unexpected twists and turns. Whether you are just beginning your family building journey or have been on this path for some time, know that you are not alone. … Read More

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Maximizing Performance: Sports Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

As the title sponsor of the Hoag Classic and Hoag OC Marathon, and the official health care partner of the Los Angeles Chargers and the World Surf League in California, Hoag has long been committed to promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle for athletes. Our latest partnership with the Orange County Soccer Club reinforces that … Read More

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Glucose Sensing Beyond Diabetes: A Tool for Smart Health?

In today’s fast-paced world, prioritizing health has become more important than ever. Whether you’re managing a chronic condition or simply striving for overall wellness, having access to advanced health monitoring tools can make all the difference. Enter the Stelo by Dexcom, the first FDA approved Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) that can be purchased over the … Read More

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Nutrition for Marathon Runners: What to Eat Before, During, and After the Race

The days leading up to a marathon may feel like a good time to indulge in all of your favorite foods, because let’s face it, you’re about to run 26.2 miles and why not eat that chocolate cake? But food plays an important role in performance for runners, so what you decide to eat can … Read More

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Traveling With Diabetes

Traveling is gloriously disrupting. New time zones. Unfamiliar foods. Activities that you would never think to try at home. Just don’t let travel disrupt your diabetes management. “With travel, it’s important to plan ahead. Just like you’d book your hotel in advance, be sure to discuss with your doctor the best practices for dosing/timing adjustments … Read More

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How a Cancer Diagnosis Impacts Families

The shock of a cancer diagnosis highlights the unpredictable nature of health and how we’re all susceptible to life’s trials and turbulences. Even at a younger age. Kate Middleton’s recent cancer diagnosis is another reminder of how precious life is. She described the past two months as “incredibly tough for our entire family.” Cancer diagnoses … Read More