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Why Sleep Is So Important For Teens And How To Help Them Get It

Why Sleep Is So Important For Teens And How To Help Them Get It

Posted 12/06/2018

Many teens are failing to get the sleep they require for optimal health and the sleep needed to succeed academically. There are steps parents can take to help teens develop good sleep habits.

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Avoiding Illness Begins With Washing Your Hands

Avoiding Illness Begins With Washing Your Hands

Posted 12/04/2018

As youngsters we’re taught to wash our hands before eating meals, but it’s important to remember germs don’t care what time of day it is. Clean hands prevent illness. Let’s review some handy tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect you, your family and others.

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Advance Care Planning: Control What Happens If Your Health Fails

Advance Care Planning: Control What Happens If Your Health Fails

Posted 11/30/2018

No one wants to talk about it, but it’s really just a matter of time when you, or someone you love, has a health crisis. We’re human after all. And the most loving thing we can do for our families is plan for it – especially when it’s not expected. 

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Meditation Can Change Your Brain And Your Genes

Meditation Can Change Your Brain And Your Genes

Posted 11/27/2018

With patients who seem stressed or in pain, Dr. Lori Weichenthal sometimes asks them to take a moment to concentrate on their breathing while she’s assessing them.

Why? Because focusing on breathing has been shown in many medical studies to reduce anxiety, depression and pain. And there's even more benefits to meditation that you can take advantage of.

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During Movember, Men Are Doing “Mo” For Their Health

During Movember, Men Are Doing “Mo” For Their Health

Posted 11/26/2018

If you’ve noticed usually clean-shaven men sporting facial hair lately, they might be trying to tell you something. They call the movement “Movember.”

Every November, millions of men around the globe set aside their razors to bring awareness to men’s health issues and to encourage other men to open up about some sensitive topics.

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Community Internships Prepare Intellectually Disabled For New Job Opportunities

Community Internships Prepare Intellectually Disabled For New Job Opportunities

Posted 11/14/2018

Having an intellectual disability can make getting job experience a bit intimidating, but a new internship program at Community Regional Medical Center makes it much easier to find a career and grow your skills.

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How to Identify and Manage Depression

How to Identify and Manage Depression

Posted 11/09/2018

Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United States. In 2016, 16.2 million adults in the United States reported having at least one major depressive episode – and that only includes the reported cases. Although common, depression is a serious mood disorder that needs to be addressed.

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Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Posted 11/07/2018

November marks National Diabetes Month, and this year’s focus is on promoting health after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

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Tips for a fun (and safe) Halloween!

Tips for a fun (and safe) Halloween!

Posted 10/29/2018

Children love the magic of Halloween: trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for parents often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns. Here are some tips so everyone has a fun, healthy and safe Halloween. 

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Band Together to Beat Cancer [Photo Gallery]

Band Together to Beat Cancer [Photo Gallery]

Posted 10/28/2018

On October 27, 2018, we partnered with Fresno State football to Band Together to Beat Cancer. The Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band performed a special halftime show with special appearances by former Bulldog athletes who have survived battles against cancer. Take a look at some of our photos from the event and inside the stadium.

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What to Know about Young Women and Breast Cancer

What to Know about Young Women and Breast Cancer

Posted 10/23/2018

Vanessa Chavez didn’t expect the lump she felt in her breast to be cancer. At just 31-years-old she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer – stage 0. After her diagnosis she found herself hurled into a world of tests, doctor’s appointments, anxiety and decisions.

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Oncology Rehab Helps Patients Restore Normal Life

Oncology Rehab Helps Patients Restore Normal Life

Posted 10/19/2018

Today there are more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. While the rate continues to climb with early detection and improved treatment, many cancer survivors have to deal with the adverse effects from the disease or treatment.

Community Medical Centers oncology rehab services help patients build strength, regain independence and restore a normal active life.

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How Stop The Bleed Training Can Help You Save A Life

How Stop The Bleed Training Can Help You Save A Life

Posted 10/12/2018

When an accident happens, you usually call 9-1-1. But it could take several minutes for first responders to arrive. (And in some emergencies, they may not be able to get to you right away).  In just five to 10 minutes, victims can die from extreme blood loss. 

If you can stop the bleeding with these simple techniques, you can greatly increase the chance of survival.

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Reducing Obesity Risks With Healthy Tips For The Whole Family

Reducing Obesity Risks With Healthy Tips For The Whole Family

Posted 10/09/2018

With a rise in obesity rates, other health conditions - heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea – are also increasing among children. There are steps that families can take together to make positive changes at home to lower their risk.

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Community Partners with Fresno State Football to Band Together to Beat Cancer

Community Partners with Fresno State Football to Band Together to Beat Cancer

Posted 10/02/2018

Together, we – Community Medical Centers and all the fighters in the Valley, including the Fresno State Bulldogs – are working harder than ever to beat cancer.
 
That’s why Community Medical Centers has partnered with Fresno State football to Band Together to Beat Cancer as the official game sponsor for the Bulldogs’ Oct. 27 meeting with Hawaii at Bulldog Stadium. 

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Traumatic Brain Injury: What is it? When should I seek help?

Traumatic Brain Injury: What is it? When should I seek help?

Posted 09/28/2018

In just one year, traumatic brain injuries (or TBI) accounted for nearly 2.2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What exactly are they? And what effects will it have on your brain? Read more!

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4 Healthy and Easy School Lunch Recipes

4 Healthy and Easy School Lunch Recipes

Posted 09/26/2018

As the school year gets underway, it’s easy to fall into a rut with packing lunch for the kids. 

Here are some tips to make school lunches a little more exciting – all while keeping them healthy!

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Prevent Skin Cancer Before It Starts

Prevent Skin Cancer Before It Starts

Posted 09/21/2018

With an average of 270 days of sun each year in the Central Valley, preventing sun damage and lowering your risk of skin cancer is especially important. 

For nearly three decades, experts have been telling us to use sunscreen to protect ourselves from skin damage. But what exactly do you need to do? We're sharing tips on which sunscreen you should use, how often, and other ways you can protect yourself.

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Why You Should Consider Bariatric Surgery

Why You Should Consider Bariatric Surgery

Posted 09/20/2018

In the last two decades, the disease of obesity has grown into a major national health epidemic.

Obesity rates in adults and children have nearly doubled, and obesity is quickly approaching the top underlying preventable cause of death in the United States. Morbid obesity is closely linked with a number of other serious conditions that severely deteriorate the health of overweight patients.

Bariatric surgery can help obese patients get back on track on their journey to better health.

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Top Six Myths About Head Lice

Top Six Myths About Head Lice

Posted 09/18/2018

Lice is every parent's nightmare. But do you really need to be scared? With so many tall tales about lice, we want to set the record straight by breaking down the biggest myths surrounding these creepy crawly bugs: who gets them, what gets rid of them, and more!

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Dust Off These Tips To Avoid Valley Fever

Dust Off These Tips To Avoid Valley Fever

Posted 09/12/2018

Valley Fever symptoms often go undiagnosed or our misdiagnosed so the CDPH says it’s really important to be aware of its symptoms – especially if you live in the south San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast where it is more common.

Find out what the common symptoms are and how to avoid getting it!

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Do You Have High Blood Pressure?

Do You Have High Blood Pressure?

Posted 09/10/2018

Stroke and cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in both men and women, nationwide. So how do you prevent it? Knowing your blood pressure numbers and understanding what they mean is a good place to start. 

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? And Do I Have It?

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? And Do I Have It?

Posted 09/04/2018

When most people think of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), they picture a middle-aged overweight male who snores. And while all of those factors increase your likelihood of being diagnosed with OSA, they aren’t the only ones.

Find out the common symptoms of OSA, how it affects you, and how you can treat it. 

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Check Yourself for the ABCDE Signs of Melanoma

Check Yourself for the ABCDE Signs of Melanoma

Posted 09/03/2018

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.  Luckily, if melanoma is diagnosed and treated early, it is almost always curable.

It’s up to all of us to stay vigilant in checking our moles. In fact, doctors recommend conducting a head-to-toe examination for suspicious moles every month.

But what exactly are you looking for?

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3 Reasons Why Childhood Immunizations Are Important

3 Reasons Why Childhood Immunizations Are Important

Posted 08/30/2018

We all want the best when it comes to our child’s safety. The best car seats, strollers, cribs…anything that can help protect them. But, what about when it comes to protecting their health? Vaccinating your child could help save their life.

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