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3 Things You Need to Know about Cervical Cancer and HPV Prevention

Cervical cancer affects more than 14,000 U.S. women a year and is responsible for more than 4,000 deaths. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer and is also the culprit behind five other cancers. The good news? There is a safe and effective HPV vaccine, and a large study of vaccinated … Continued

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What Lisa Marie’s Death Teaches Us About Heart Health

“She was so much like her daddy, it was uncanny.” When friends and fans poured out their shock and love for Lisa Marie Presley, 54, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, who died this week of cardiac arrest, many inevitably noted the similarities between father and daughter. Like Elvis, Lisa Marie reportedly died … Continued

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3 Facts About Endometriosis That Amy Schumer Knows All Too Well

Photo Courtesy: Shutterstock If there is anything hilarious about being doubled-over in pain and feeling ashamed for coming across as too “whiny” about a gynecological condition, then comedian Amy Schumer would have found it. So, Schumer’s revelation this week about her battles with endometriosis was all the more powerful for how straightforward and direct the … Continued

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What You Should Know About Hailey Bieber’s Ovarian Cysts

Photo courtesy: Life and Style Magazine Model-beauty-mogul Hailey Bieber took to the socials to bare her belly and reveal her battle with ovarian cysts. Her post lit up the internet, as women everywhere said they could relate. “Shining a light on painful gynecological issues helps other women to come forward and talk about them,” said … Continued

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When Postpartum Depression Shows Up as Intense Anger

When Kate Arquilla gave birth to her second baby, she didn’t anticipate how much her new daughter’s arrival would change everything. “I was trying to balance caring for a newborn and a toddler who were just 17 months apart,” she tells SELF. “At times, I would get really frustrated and it came out as anger—and … Continued

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Katie Couric’s Cancer Diagnosis: 3 Things You Need to Know

Photo courtesy: Andrew Eccles/KCM Katie Couric’s recent revelation that she survived breast cancer has people wondering about their own health. And that’s a good thing. As Couric wrote on her blog: “to reap the benefits of modern medicine, we need to stay on top of our screenings, advocate for ourselves, and make sure everyone has … Continued

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4 Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Making the decision to breastfeed has countless benefits for both mom and baby, although sometimes the process can be tricky for new mothers to navigate. Here are 4 tips to help you prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience: Skin-to-skin Bringing your baby to your chest right after they are born not only soothes them and … Continued

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3 Unexpected Tips for Expecting Mothers

You know the basics: Avoid alcohol. Get plenty of water and lots of rest. But what about the less-than-obvious tips to a healthy pregnancy? Ranked among the nation’s best for maternity care, Hoag welcomes more babies into the world than any other hospital in Orange County. So, we asked our maternal medicine specialists for a … Continued

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Virtual and Augmented Reality Strategies for Improving Women’s Health

Allyson Brooks, MD, FACOG, has experience working as a frontline provider, an OB/GYN physician, and in healthcare administration. She currently serves as a senior physician executive for Hoag, overseeing quality, patient safety, regulatory compliance, accreditation, performance improvement, infection prevention, and patient relations at the California-based health system. She’s also the Ginny Ueberroth executive medical director … Continued

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Hoag Returns as Title Sponsor of MOMS Orange County’s Healthy Beginnings Fundraiser

MOMS Orange County, the county’s largest nonprofit dedicated solely to newborn and pregnancy health, will mark 30 years of community service during its annual Healthy Beginnings, Bright Futures virtual celebration on Thursday, May 12. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is the title sponsor of this year’s fundraiser to stream on Facebook and YouTube @momsorangecounty at 4 … Continued

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