Is government policy making you (and your kids) fat? Part 3 of 3 on the Documentary Fed Up

In May 2012, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the “Portion Cap Rule.” Bloomberg’s proposed amendment to the New York City Health Code would require food service establishments to cap the size of the cups used to provide sugary beverages at 16 oz. The reaction was swift. Beverage companies, independent bottlers, and distributors all opposed […]

Australian Swim School Celebrating 40 Years of Swim Safety in Orange County!

I’m going to be honest: It is my dream to see my daughters swim in the Olympics. When running through the list of activities that they would do as children, swimming was at the top of my list – way above dance class, soccer practice and piano lessons. So, when we found Australian Swim School’s […]

Women’s Heart Screening at Orange Coast Memorial

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women over the age of 25. Orange Coast Memorial is dedicated to keeping your heart healthy with our Women’s Cardiac Health Program. We offer an $85 comprehensive cardiac screening just for women, which includes: Complete medical and family history and health risk assessment survey Blood pressure, […]

Live, Laugh, Leak? Stop limiting your activities. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation can help!

Did you know that approximately 1 of every 2 women experiences some form of urine leakage? This should never be considered a normal part of aging. Oftentimes, it can be treated non-surgically and without bladder control medication. Evans Tran, PA, at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center’s Women’s Bladder Control Center, discusses this embarrassing condition and […]

Addiction: How will I know?

Is it a phase? How much is more than “normal”? Is it an addiction? How can I tell? To help you answer some of those questions, the American Psychiatric Association defines substance use disorders as a problematic pattern of use leading to significant impairment or distress. This is generally identifiable when at least two of […]

Sugar: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

You wake up. You’re in a hurry to get out the door so you decide to microwave one of those Quaker Instant Oatmeal Maple and Brown Sugar packets (with water) for breakfast. \You’ve checked the Nutrition Facts on the box…12 grams of sugar. You’re willing to live with starting your day off with that amount […]

Putting Your Best Foot Forward With One of The Region’s Most Respected Podiatrists

How often do you think of your feet? Unless you have ugly toenails or acute pain, you probably don’t pay them much mind. They just get you around, right? But they’re not just for walking – if you think about it, your feet are your body’s foundation. When you experience pain in your lower back, […]

Precision Focused Biopsies. A New Way to See If You Have Prostate Cancer

I’ve been a practicing urologist for just over 30 years. I have always stressed the importance of annual prostate screening because early diagnosis saves lives.  While some feel that delaying the diagnosis or treatment of prostate cancer is justified, rising death rates from prostate cancer show that this approach is ill advised.  Prostate cancer is […]

Myths vs. Facts: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

At OC Pharmacy we are often asked questions about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). It presents a solution to hundreds of patients in our community for which manufactured synthetic hormones either don’t work or aren’t made in a dose that you may need to feel better. To help provide some guidance, below is a list […]

Five quality-of-life reasons it makes sense to exercise and eat healthily

“You can’t out-exercise a bad diet.” Ask anyone worth their salt who works in fitness and/or nutrition and they’ll tell you it’s the truth. This begs the question: If your goal is to lose weight, can you do so by focusing on your diet only? Yes, you can, but you’ll risk being what’s called “skinny-fat.” […]