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  • Making Your Home Safe
    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 ...
Children's Health - Click here to view all posts
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Community News - Click here to view all posts
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Diabetes - Click here to view all posts
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  • What are Compression Stockings?
    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 ...
  • Three Low Sugar Desserts with Spring Fruits
    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 ...
  • Skin Hydration in Winter
    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 ...
Exercise - Click here to view all posts
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  • About Pelvic Muscle Floor Exercises
    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 ...
  • Nervous About Exercise Classes?
    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 ...
  • How to Treat Sore Muscles
    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 ...
Food and Recipes - Click here to view all posts
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  • 3 Good Sources of Potassium
    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 ...
  • Healthy Movie Theater Snacks
    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 ...
  • 3 Healthy, Energizing Afternoon Snacks
    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 ...
Health Tips - Click here to view all posts
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  • 3 Good Sources of Potassium
    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 ...
  • What Is Inflammation?
    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 ...
  • The Importance of Hydration
    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 ...
Heart Health - Click here to view all posts
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  • Three Heart Healthy Ingredients
    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 ...
  • 5 Ways to Get More Fiber
    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. ...
Hospital News - Click here to view all posts
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Maternity - Click here to view all posts
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  • Can I Drink Coffee While Pregnant?
    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. ...
  • What is "Tummy Time"?
    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 ...
  • What Is a Healthy Weight During Pregnancy?
    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 ...
Men's Health - Click here to view all posts
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  • What Is Inflammation?
    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 ...
  • Nervous About Exercise Classes?
    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 ...
  • Insomnia FAQ
    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 ...
Mental Health - Click here to view all posts
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  • Meditation Basics
    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 ...
  • Insomnia FAQ
    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 ...
  • 7 Benefits of Meditation
    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 ...
Nutrition - Click here to view all posts
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  • 3 Good Sources of Potassium
    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 ...
  • Can I Drink Coffee While Pregnant?
    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. ...
  • The Importance of Hydration
    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 ...
Orthopedics - Click here to view all posts
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  • Arthritis Awareness Month
    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. ...
  • How to Treat Sore Muscles
    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 ...
  • Hand Stretches to Do at Work
    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 ...
Patient Care - Click here to view all posts
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  • Remedies for Common Cold
    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 ...
  • After Stroke Care
    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 2 Diabetes and Carb Intake
    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 ...
Patient Information - Click here to view all posts
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  • What are Compression Stockings?
    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 ...
  • What is "Tummy Time"?
    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 ...
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Awareness Week
    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 ...
Patient Stories - Click here to view all posts
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Physical Therapy - Click here to view all posts
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  • After Stroke Care
    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 ...
Prevention - Click here to view all posts
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  • Making Your Home Safe
    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 ...
  • Maintaining Brain Health
    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 ...
  • Preventing Altitude Sickness
    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 ...
Quality and Safety - Click here to view all posts
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Rehabilitation - Click here to view all posts
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  • How to Treat Sore Muscles
    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 ...
Senior Care - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Senior Care are listed below.
  • Making Your Home Safe
    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 ...
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
    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. ...
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Awareness Week
    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 ...
Stroke - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Stroke are listed below.
  • After Stroke Care
    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 ...
Wellness - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Wellness are listed below.
  • What Is Inflammation?
    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 ...
  • Maintaining Brain Health
    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 ...
  • The Importance of Hydration
    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 ...
Women's Health - Click here to view all posts
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  • Can I Drink Coffee While Pregnant?
    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. ...
  • What Is Inflammation?
    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 ...
  • About Pelvic Muscle Floor Exercises
    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 ...