WHMC Blog

WHMC Blog Posts in 2017

Potassium is an essential mineral used to aid the communication between your nerves and muscles, and move other nutrients into cells. Often, people think of bananas when they are asked for a good source of potassium, but this fruit only provides ...
Many injuries are caused by preventable accidents around the home. Accident-proofing your home can prevent trips to the emergency room, and can keep you and your family safe. Here are some tips to increase the safety of your home. Reduce Tripping ...
By: Whittier Hospital Medical Center Pregnancy is an exciting time for many expectant families, but there is a huge amount of information about what pregnant individuals should and shouldn’t do. One hotly debated topic is caffeine consumption. ...
Many people suffer from inflammation, but may not know the cause of their discomfort. Inflammation can be a temporary reaction to an injury, or it can be chronic. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of inflammation and how you can treat your ...
Ways to Keep Your Brain Young As we age, many parts of our bodies start to slowly decay and lose their complete strength. The most important organ we have is our brain, as it is responsible for countless aspects of our health and overall wellbeing. ...
Water is incredibly important to the human body. In fact, up to 60% of the human adult body is made up of water. The human brain is composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. Not only does our body use water in every cell, but it helps ...
About Pelvic Muscle Floor Exercises Why Kegel Exercises Matter From your small intestine down to your rectum and urinary bladder, there is a layer of muscles beneath them which is called the pelvic floor muscles. Considered as one of the most ...
A Cooling Center is a place where you and your family go to cool off during the hot summer days. Cooling Centers are open to the public. To prevent heat-related injuries, remember to: stay hydrated seek shade or a cool shelter Here is a listing of ...
Enjoy the Movie & Your Snacks Without The Guilt Movie and snacks are two things that go hand in hand since time immemorial. As soon as you enter the movie theater, your mind is already racing on which snacks to get, especially when you get a ...
Improve Blood Circulation With Compression Therapy Compression socks or stockings are snug-fitting, stretchable socks that are specially designed to gently squeeze the legs for the improvement of blood flow. They work by applying pressure to the leg ...
Sixty years ago this week, Whittier Hospital Medical Center opened its doors. On Wednesday the 178-bed acute care hospital celebrated the anniversary with a special luncheon for its employees and administration, with some of them reminiscing about ...
Beat Your Afternoon Slump with These Tasty Treats It’s three in the afternoon and the struggle to stay awake is real. When your body is just begging you to go for a nap and coffee just won’t do, fight your afternoon slump with some of our ...
Taking Steps in Conquering Arthritis With May being recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month, let’s give a spotlight to this chronic illness that has affected over 500 million Americans. Arthritis occurs when there is an inflammation of ...
Three Low-Sugar Desserts with Spring Fruits The flowers are blooming, trees and plants are becoming lush, and the temperature is beginning to rise. Spring is really here—and so are the best tasting fruits and vegetables. If you are looking for ...
Your Guide to Your Baby’s Tummy Time Tummy time is the term used when parents position their babies on their stomach while supervised. This is an important activity that can help your baby develop stronger neck, backs, arms, and legs. While ...
Importance of Meditation Let’s face it, life is stressful most of the time. If you have those moments when you feel like you just want to get away or disconnect from all your worries, you may want to try meditation. Meditation is a higher form ...
If you have been consistently getting the sniffles, you may have already caught the common cold. According to the CDC, adults are expected to have at least two to three colds a year. But no matter how common this illness is, there is still no known ...
As winter brings in the dry, cold air, your skin may be feeling dry and dull as well. With low temperatures, the moisture from our skin tends to evaporate more quickly, leaving us with dry, tight, and flaky skin. While there is not much we can do ...
What You Can Do For Your Loved One Recovering From Stroke According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is not a rarity. In fact, there are nearly seven million Americans who have survived this type of brain injury. Stroke recovery, however, ...
Hospital’s Pediatric Sub-Acute Care Unit Scores High in All Categories 5 Years in a Row Whittier Hospital Medical Center’s 22-bed pediatric sub-acute care unit has received national accolades in the eighth annual Best Nursing Homes ...