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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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Women's Health

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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Beyond the ‘Baby Blues.’ Four Things to Know About Maternal Mental Health

Deep depression. Feelings of helplessness. Emotional withdrawal. Unsurprisingly, none of these ever make the cut as baby shower themes, but maternal mental health issues may be more relevant to new mothers than pastel elephants or “ready to pop” balloons decorations. With more than 13 percent of new mothers experiencing a significant mental health disorder, what … Continued

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Hoag is first hospital on West Coast to achieve SRC and NAFC’s Center of Excellence in Continence Care for Women accreditation

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has become the first hospital on the West Coast to achieve dual accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Continence Care for Women, recognized by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and National Association for Continence (NAFC) for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety. The accreditation program was established in … Continued

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Hoag Recognized as Best Hospital for Maternity Care by U.S. News & World Report

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has been recognized as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of the Best Hospitals for Maternity. The distinction makes Hoag one of only three elite hospitals in the nation to achieve high-performance rankings in all 18 specialty procedures … Continued

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Women's Health

Hoag First Hospital in OC to Enroll Patients in NK Cell Therapy Clinical Trial for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced that it has enrolled its first two patients in a clinical study evaluating “Natural Killer,” or NK, cell therapy in women with triple-negative breast cancer. Hoag is the first and only site in Orange County enrolling patients in the study. The phase1/b2 open-label study will evaluate the safety and efficacy … Continued

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Breast Program

Hoag Trial Spells Hope for Cancer Patients

Norma Marquez distinctly remembers the day she learned she had breast cancer. “It was May 1, 2018. I was diagnosed on St. Peregrine’s Feast Day,” the 43-year-old Anaheim resident recalled, explaining Peregrine is the Catholic patron saint of cancer sufferers. A biopsy would confirm an abnormality discovered in Marquez’s mammogram and deliver an especially heavy … Continued

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Hoag Hospital Welcomes Renowned Physicians to its Staff

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach has welcomed three new physicians to its staff. Antonio Castaneda, M.D., a fellowship-trained and widely published gynecologic oncologist, has joined Hoag Gynecologic Oncology, while Hoag has welcomed Tse-Ling Fong, M.D., FACP, FAASLD, as director of the Hoag Liver Program and Caroline Hwang, M.D. as director of the Margolis … Continued

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