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Empowered by Hoag Podcast

In February, Hoag launched the Empowered by Hoag podcast to share Hoag’s expertise, optimism, and enthusiasm for medicine and all its possibilities. Each episode dives deep into the health care topics listeners care about most, with insights from Hoag’s leading physicians and clinicians. Available on all podcast platforms, episodes include topics such as, “Mind-Gut Connection: How It Affects Your Digestion, Mood, and the Way You Think,” “Fact vs. Fiction in Managing Diabetes,” “Women’s Heart Health, the Silent Killer,” and “Breast Health: What Women Need to Know.”

Hoag Summer Fest

Hoag Summer Fest returns on June 22, 2023, at the Newport Dunes. The event features culinary specialties from more than 30 of Orange County’s top restaurants and musical stylings from local favorite the Tijuana Dogs, all while supporting Hoag’s areas of greatest need. 

Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Jeffrey Bassett, MD, MPH, Benjamin & Carmela Du Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology, is now offering focal therapy for patients with prostate cancer. Using a high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, focal therapy allows Dr. Bassett to treat prostate cancer and associated pain non-invasively. While prostate treatments have historically addressed the whole prostate—whether through removal, radiation, or other therapies—new technologies like the HIFU are now allowing physicians to target specific areas of the prostate with cancer.

Expanding Hoag’s NICU to Serve Our Smallest, Most Vulnerable Patients

Southern California’s growing communities are increasingly in need of high-quality neonatal care. Hoag is answering the call by expanding its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to serve infants born prematurely or with complications. Added space, safety measures, and patient-centered services will ensure Hoag keeps parents and babies together during those crucial first weeks and months of development. With nearly 8,000 babies born at Hoag every year—equivalent to approximately one kindergarten class per day—Hoag takes great pride in caring for families as Orange County’s top choice for maternity care and the second-busiest maternity destination in California.

Endocrinologist Specializing in Weight Management, Diabetes, and More Joins Hoag

In January, Hoag welcomed Tanzila Razzaki, MD, to the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center. Dr. Razzaki is an endocrinologist specializing in obesity and weight management, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic and endocrine disorders. She is board certified in obesity medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism, and internal medicine. After completing her internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Razzaki completed a second fellowship in obesity medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She brings increased support to Hoag patients seeking weight management solutions.

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