WHMC Blog

WHMC Blog Posts in 2015

Pregnant women face health concerns that most people never consider. One of these conditions is known as gestational diabetes. It is a specific form of diabetes limited to pregnant women, and it is one of the most common pregnancy health problems a ...
Almost every spiritual belief system in the world has some form of meditation as part of its discipline. While it may take many forms, meditation at its most essential is time taken to clear the mind’s worries and focus deeply on a single ...
When you are sick or injured, you usually have three options: the doctor’s office, urgent care, or the emergency room. Knowing the function and costs of each option will help you make intelligent decisions about your health—especially ...
Part of what makes Thanksgiving such a special event is the traditional food dishes that we normally don’t get to enjoy throughout the year. This is perhaps for the best—Thanksgiving dishes are not known for holding back on the butter, ...
Hiking is a powerful fitness activity. It benefits the body and mind, reducing stress, anxiety, blood pressure, and heart disease one (literal) step at a time. Unlike many other fitness activities, hiking takes place in unfamiliar and sometimes ...
According to U.S. News, 86% of American workers sit at a desk all day. Another study reports that in 1960, half of all American jobs required moderate physical activity—now, that percentage has dropped to merely 20% of all jobs. As a nation, we ...
Diabetes is a disease in which your body’s ability to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood is compromised. Type II diabetes is wholly preventable, although some people may be more vulnerable to it than others. Type II diabetes ...
Hospital’s Pediatric Sub-Acute Care Unit Scores High in All Categories 4 Years in a Row Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s 22-bed pediatric sub-acute care unit has received national accolades in the seventh annual Best Nursing Homes ...
While yoga is a popular type of exercise today, it has its roots in Hindu spiritual practice. Yoga is actually a combination of spiritual, mental, and physical discipline employed for meditation and “consciousness-expansion.” It has ...
While home-cooked meals require slightly more effort than dining out, the benefits to eating in far outweigh the drawbacks. For one, home-cooked meals tend to be healthier naturally. Another advantage is they are far less expensive per bite than any ...
While everyone understands the benefits of exercise in general, many women resist exercising during pregnancy. There might be a few reasons for this—there’s a great deal of misinformation on the Internet that implies that vigorous ...
What is Heat Stroke? Heat stroke occurs when your core body temperature exceeds 105 degrees Fahrenheit. This can happen when you are exposed to high temperatures for a prolonged period of time—usually in combination with dehydration When Does ...
Why Proper Foot Care is Important If you are currently living with diabetes, it is essential that you take care of your feet. Diabetes can make you more vulnerable to foot problems because it can damage the nerves and reduce blood flow to this area. ...
Why eat seasonal fruits and vegetables when you can buy the same frozen or canned foods all year long? What many people don’t know about these packaged goods is that they pack a lot less punch in the vitamin and nutrient department than their ...
For expectant mothers, starting prenatal care early can have positive implications for both mom and baby. Learn ways you can promote a healthy pregnancy! Health experts agree that not only getting prenatal care, but getting early prenatal care can ...
You want to be healthy, but find it hard to be active during the winter months. Dropping temperatures don't mean you have to drop your normal health and fitness routine. Here are five tips every senior can use to stay active in the winter. Join a ...
Walking through the pediatric sub-acute care ward at Whittier Hospital Medical Center can bring tears to your eyes. As you see the suffering of all the boys and girls in the unit, your realize that the hospital is their home. "Some of our kids ...
It wasn't a birthday party but there were cake, food and presents at Whittier Hospital Medical Center. About 25 Whittier seniors who meet weekly at the hospital's activity center gave beautiful knitted hats blankets and booties to about 40 ...