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2020 Weight-Loss Resolution: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?

Is weight loss your 2020 New Year's Resolution? Like many of us, the answer is likely yes. However, if you have a BMI score of 40 or more (about 100 pounds overweight) and have tried diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes and have not acheived your ideal weight, consider weight-loss surgery. You also may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39 with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure.

Signs Your Backache is More Than Just Pain

Does your back give you pain? Well, you are not alone. About 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. So, when should you be concerned that your back pain is too severe to cope with on your own? Read on to see if surgery or other interventions are right for you.

Learn More about Back Treatment Options

13 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Uncontrolled cases can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions.

Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This is known as prediabetes.

It's estimated that up to 70% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, progressing from prediabetes to diabetes isn't inevitable.

What to Expect During Your Annual Physical

It's time again for your annual checkup. What your doctor does during your yearly exam will vary to some degree based on your age, changes in your health, and other variables. Different doctors may also check different things simply because exam protocols vary. Also, if there is something specific you need to have examined, it could require a specialist to diagnose the problem properly.

From Coma to Recovery: Skye Gray’s Story

The news was devastating; 19-year-old Skye Gray had been T-boned in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and broken neck, pelvis and ankles. If she even survived her injuries, the doctors thought she may be in a coma for the rest of her life.

4 Tips to Better Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease where the bodies ability to respond to the hormone insulin is no longer working properly. The bodies inability to properly respond to insulin results in excess sugar being in the blood and urine. This excess sugar can damage vital organs such as the kidneys, eyes, and other parts of the body.

Foothill Regional Named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery By Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Foothill Regional Medical Center has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.

Orange County Couple Doubles Down on Dramatic Weight Loss

It takes two to make a weight loss dream come true. Just ask Isela Mauri and Martin Espinosa of Anaheim Hills, a married couple who both underwent weight-loss surgery at Foothill Regional Medical Center in Tustin to regain their health. 

8 Ways Pets are Good for Your Health

Whether it’s a cat, dog, horse or iguana, pets can improve your overall health and happiness.

Lost the Weight and Gained My Life: Stephanie Sosa’s Story

Stephanie Sosa has been overweight since childhood. In high school, she was able to lose some weight, but soon put it back on. At 28 years old, she hit an all-time high of 272 pounds, a considerable amount for a 5-foot-3-inch woman.

Tustin Summer Safety Tips

Summer is the time of year everyone seems to look forward to! Family time and vacations are planned and enjoyed. However, summer creates a set of dangers and issues we should all be aware of and prepare for.

Tips to Prevent Spring Allergies

Ah yes, spring is in the air—along with all the sneeze-inducing pollen! Seasonal allergies are extremely common, but no need to suffer this year. Numerous strategies can help reduce or prevent your symptoms before they start.

Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for Me?

Weight loss surgery can produce significant and sustained weight loss, resulting in improved health.

Health Transformation: How to Know When You’re Ready

Many of us want to lose weight. Many of us want to be healthier. Many of us want to change aspects of our lives or substantial parts of our lives that we don’t feel are serving us well.

How to Burn More Calories than You’re Eating

Burning more calories than you eat in a day is referred to as a “calorie deficit” and is the basis of many weight-loss equations.  The idea is daily calories in minus daily calories out = caloric deficit. There are 3 ways you can create a deficit.

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition where your body has started to show signs of developing diabetes but have not fully developed the disease. The good news with prediabetes is that you are still likely in a place where you can reverse the process.

Foothill Regional Partners with the Hurtt Clinic through Donation to Support Tustin’s Underserved Community

As part of its annual December commitment to give back to the community, Foothill Regional Medical Center donated $2,000 to the Hurtt Family Health Clinic.

How to Stick With Your Health Goals in 2019

Health is a simple concept, but that does not mean that living a healthy life is easy!  At every turn, temptations exist that try to lure you away. Here are 8 practical ways to stick to your health goals in 2019.

Foothill Regional Staff Compiles and Donates 200 Wellness Kits to Homeless

Foothill Regional Medical Center, alongside students of St. Hedwig, wrapped up the holiday season by putting together more than 200 wellness kits for the Hurtt Family Health Clinic's homeless residents.

Santa Gets Tustin Police Escort to Bring Cheer to Pediatric Patients

On Dec. 5, 2018, Santa Claus—escorted by the Tustin Police Department—delivered gifts to Foothill Regional Medical Center pediatric subacute patients. This is an annual tradition and the presents are donated by police and city hall employees.

Hacks to Avoid the Cold or Flu this Winter

Here are six recommendations to build up your immune system so you can go into winter armed and ready to fight off the bugs!

Flu Signs and Symptoms

If you having trouble breathing, experiencing sudden dizziness or confusion, have severe or persistent vomiting, and fever and cough, you may have the flu. Learn the signs and symptoms of the flu and what to do.

National Accreditation Achieved by Foothill Regional Medical Center for Weight-Loss Surgery

South Orange County residents seeking surgical treatment for obesity and its related conditions have a nationally recognized choice for receiving treatment at Foothill Regional Medical Center. Some 15.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from obesity.

Tustin’s 2018 Large Business of the Year Awarded to Foothill Regional Medical Center

Foothill Regional Medical Center—which has undergone a successful transformation since it reopened under new ownership in 2015—received the City of Tustin’s Large Business of the Year 2018 award on June 21 in recognition of its contribution to Tustin

The Joint Commission Awards Foothill Regional Gold Seal of Approval

Foothill Regional Medical Center announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards in June. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of

Pediatric Subacute Unit Offers Chronically Ill Children Combination of Excellent Care – and Love

The vividly painted walls depicting an Italian countryside and the muted sounds of cartoons playing in the background add an air of lightness to what is an otherwise serious undertaking: caring for chronically ill children 24 hours a day.

Comprehensive Bloodless Surgery and Medicine Services Help Avoid Risks Associated with Blood Transfusions

Foothill Regional Medical Center now offers comprehensive bloodless surgery and medicine services for the growing number of patients who are opting not to have a blood transfusion, either for safety concerns or religious reasons.