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8 Risk Factors for Glaucoma

8 Risk Factors for Glaucoma

Posted 02/19/2019

The second leading cause of blindness, glaucoma most often is caused by high pressure buildup of fluid within the eye. Are you at risk? Read more to find out.

 

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Three Tips to Prepare for a Weather Emergency

Three Tips to Prepare for a Weather Emergency

Posted 02/15/2019

It's time to look at your family’s own preparation efforts to deal with emergencies at home and in your own neighborhood. 

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Can Stress Break Your Heart? A Look at Takotsubo Syndrome

Can Stress Break Your Heart? A Look at Takotsubo Syndrome

Posted 02/14/2019

Stress is part of life. No matter how skillfully we defuse it or how hard we try to avoid it, stress comes. And when our hearts have had too much, takotsubo can kick in.

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What You Need To Know About California’s Safely Surrendered Baby Law

What You Need To Know About California’s Safely Surrendered Baby Law

Posted 02/13/2019

“This law is intended to protect the health and well-being of newborn babies and we respect the courage it takes to make that decision.,” said Community Regional Emergency Department director Garth Wade. 

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Stopped Losing Weight? It Could Be Your Body’s Set Point

Stopped Losing Weight? It Could Be Your Body’s Set Point

Posted 02/12/2019

When your weight loss plateaus, it leaves you wondering, “What am I doing wrong?” The answer may be your body's "set point". 

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Five Heart Healthy Habits To Start Today

Five Heart Healthy Habits To Start Today

Posted 02/08/2019

Looking to stay heart healthy? Here are five basic heart healthy changes you should make in your life. 

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Community Goes Red For Heart Month

Community Goes Red For Heart Month

Posted 02/05/2019

We celebrated National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women's heart disease and stroke. 

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How Sleep Affects Your Health & How To Get More Of It

How Sleep Affects Your Health & How To Get More Of It

Posted 02/04/2019

Sleeping is a basic human need, like eating, drinking and breathing. But overall, people are not getting enough sleep. Why is sleep so important? We spoke to our Fitness Manager Tim Clark!

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Three Heart Healthy Exercises

Three Heart Healthy Exercises

Posted 02/01/2019

An important step toward boosting your heart health is being physically active. But did you know there are three different types of exercise that play a role in an effective fitness routine?

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How Local Blood Drives Help Local Patients

How Local Blood Drives Help Local Patients

Posted 01/28/2019

A blood donation is needed every two seconds. What if everyone decided they didn’t need to donate because someone else would? Would there be enough blood available when you or a loved one needed it?

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The Truth Behind Weight-Loss Surgery Myths

The Truth Behind Weight-Loss Surgery Myths

Posted 01/25/2019

If you are considering weight-loss or bariatric surgery, you have a lot of information to sort through. But, how do you know what’s true and what isn't? 

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Adults, not just kids, are at risk for RSV

Adults, not just kids, are at risk for RSV

Posted 01/23/2019

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is known to cause severe illness or death in children. What most people don’t know is it can adversely affect adults too

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How To Prevent Scald Burns (Burns Caused by Liquid or Steam)

How To Prevent Scald Burns (Burns Caused by Liquid or Steam)

Posted 01/17/2019

During the winter, emergency rooms see more and more injuries involving liquid or steamed burns, known as scalds. Read this for ways to reduce your risk!

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One Simple Injection Can Reduce Side Effects Of Prostate Cancer Treatment

One Simple Injection Can Reduce Side Effects Of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Posted 01/14/2019

Radiation treatment is one of the most proven ways of beating prostate cancer, but it can also have some downsides. Doctors at Community Cancer Institute are using a new technique to reduce and even eliminate those side effects. 

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Why Kids Can’t Visit Hospital Patients During Flu Season

Why Kids Can’t Visit Hospital Patients During Flu Season

Posted 01/11/2019

Every winter the signs go up in hospitals stopping anyone 12 or younger from visiting patients and often limiting visitors to two at a time in hospital rooms. 

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Ergonomics: Make Your Workspace Fit You

Ergonomics: Make Your Workspace Fit You

Posted 01/10/2019

Ergonomics is the process of designing the workspace and equipment to the person. How do you do it? We spoke with our Employee Health Safety team for tips.

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Tips To Stay Healthy This Winter Season

Tips To Stay Healthy This Winter Season

Posted 01/08/2019

When the weather is cold and the days are short, it’s easy to not prioritize your health. However, setting manageable goals leads to better habits and a healthier winter.

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted 01/04/2019

When you drove to work this morning, how many times did you adjust the radio? Get lost in thought about the work day ahead? That's distracted driving.

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What is Endometriosis?

What is Endometriosis?

Posted 01/02/2019

Research shows about 11% of women in the United States between the ages of 15 and 44 are affected by endometriosis. But what exactly is it? We spoke to Dr. Carolina Sueldo with Women's Specialty & Fertility Center. 

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How Giving Back Can Lead to Better Health

How Giving Back Can Lead to Better Health

Posted 12/21/2018

The emotion you experience when you give a gift – seeing the smile and happiness come over the other person – is more than just a warm and fuzzy feeling.

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Should You Believe A Medical Study? Here’s A Guide To Help You Decide

Should You Believe A Medical Study? Here’s A Guide To Help You Decide

Posted 12/19/2018

One study tells you that chocolate will make you healthier. The next tells you it’s bad for you. Which should you believe? Ask yourself these six questions before you trust (or share) the next study you read.

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Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries At All Ages

Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries At All Ages

Posted 12/12/2018

In one year, traumatic brain injuries (or TBI) accounted for nearly 2.2 million emergency department visits and 50,000 deaths. Although common in sports, TBIs can happen anywhere to anyone.

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Use These Ladder Safety Tips When Decorating For The Holidays

Use These Ladder Safety Tips When Decorating For The Holidays

Posted 12/11/2018

Climbing a ladder seems like a simple chore as you decorate for the holidays, but it could become a life-changing accident. Follow these tips to stay safe while decking the halls.

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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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