WHMC Blog

WHMC Blog Posts in 2016

Gain Weight Safely During Your Pregnancy Weight gain is normal during pregnancy, but too much weight can increase your chances of complications during your labor and delivery. Eating for two may be true when you’re pregnant, but keep in mind ...
If you are heading to the mountains to go skiing or snowboarding, make sure that you don’t get altitude sickness. Regardless of your fitness level, altitude sickness can happen to anyone when they reach at least 8,000 feet or higher. Altitude ...
Have you thought about attending a Zumba class or trying Yoga, but get cold feet when the time actually comes? You’re not alone! It is always intimidating being the new person in a room full of strangers, especially when you throw in squats or ...
Family Comes First ‘Tis the season for family, friends, and loads of festivities. It’s definitely not the best time to get sick, but it happens. Regardless if you have been planning your holiday celebrations for months or even a year, ...
The holidays are upon us! For most diabetics, the holiday season can be the most tempting time of the year with the all the festivities that can disrupt your usual routine. But that doesn’t mean that you have to lock yourself in a room and just ...
When autumn comes, it usually knocks with a pumpkin in tow. Pumpkin has been the unofficial flavor of the season for the longest time. From drinks to easy desserts and complex meals, pumpkin’s in a class of its own. Aside from its great taste, ...
Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to find a person who doesn’t own a pair of earbuds. Listening to music and making hands-free calls are just some of the reasons why we use earbuds. Whether we admit it or not, there are times that we wear ...
We all know that we should drink more water – something of which both moms and doctors like to us. However, in a sea of fancy juices and sodas, switching to plain water can be anticlimactic. At Whittier Hospital Medical Center, we don’t ...
For some, it’s a great feeling: Waking up the day after a fantastic workout and feeling the exertion in your muscles. You know you exercised and did something good for your body. However, the muscle soreness can be pretty severe—at times ...
Insomnia FAQ
Aug 15
General statistics show that over 30% of the U.S. suffers from insomnia. Many Americans experience some form of short-term insomnia due to stress or anxiety; however, deeper medical problems can also cause long-term insomnia. While a lack of sleep ...
With clear skies and clear schedules, summer is a favorite time for many to head outdoors and spend the weekend hiking and exploring. Even in climates better known for their triple-digit summer temperatures, like Southern California, hiking can be an ...
Nothing says summer quite like a good barbeque. As the weather warms up, grills across the nation are firing up, bringing families and friends together. When you are trying to watch what you eat and manage your weight, a BBQ can seem like a dangerous ...
When you hear the word arthritis, you may think of your parents or grandparents and their aching joints. However, arthritis is a disease that is often incorrectly associated with age. The disease is far more complex than most people are aware of. ...
Driving on the road can be dangerous, especially because you can’t control what other drivers do. However, you can control what happens in your own vehicle. Adhering to car seat regulations can help reduce the risks of injury and death among ...
The majority of individuals struggling with type 2 diabetes have cells that don’t react correctly to insulin—the hormone that allows the body’s cells to absorb glucose. They also may not have enough insulin to keep their blood sugar ...
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for over 17.3 million deaths per year around the globe, making it the leading cause of death worldwide. The number of yearly deaths due to cardiovascular disease is ...
As summer rolls around, many individuals re-dedicate themselves to a fitness routine. January’s resolutions may have faded away, but the warm weather calls for a re-examination of fitness levels and personal improvement. Before investing in ...
5 Ways to Get More Fiber Why is fiber important in your diet? The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adults get at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber in their daily diet. However, most adults in the United States get less ...
Prediabetes is just what it sounds like—high blood sugar levels which are not quite high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes, but still concerning. Someone with prediabetes has problems with producing enough insulin or responding properly ...
5 Tips for Staying on Track with a Diet Starting a new diet this year? Already nearly two months in and you’ve probably run into a few setbacks, challenges, or frustrations. Staying on track with a diet can be tough. From working around your ...
How Much Vitamin D Do I Need? Vitamin D is important for your health. Studies have shown that vitamin D can help keep your brain heathy, your bones strong, and even fend off cancer in some cases. A deficiency of this vitamin can result in diseases ...
What Are Antioxidants? Antioxidants are a big “buzz word” in today’s culture of health and wellness. These substances are chiefly found in fresh fruits and vegetables. We hear a lot about antioxidants, but what are they really? This ...
Safe Driving Tips for El Niño Season An El Niño weather pattern has been predicted for California this winter—and if the heavy rains over the last few weeks are any indication, it looks like it is finally here. According to some ...