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Learn all about the spread of influenza and how a flu shot can help protect you and your family against the illness this season at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Juvenile Diabetes ...
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More Ways to Stay Healthy All Season Long

If you are looking for more information on nutrition, holiday safety, and diabetes, be sure to check out these helpful resources. You can also call West Hills Hospital & Medical Center any time at ...
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How to Avoid the Typical Holiday Weight Gain This Year

While many people make New Year’s resolutions to lose the weight they put on over the previous two months, this can be a difficult task. A much easier and more surefire way to maintain your ...
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A Biological Look at Coping with Stress

While it is commonly believed that stress early in life impacts a person’s emotions and personality, it can actually leave an imprint on an individual’s DNA! Watch this video to learn all ...
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Top Holiday Health Risks to Prepare for This Season

The togetherness and festivity of the winter holidays often provide a false sense of security—unfortunately, injuries and illness are particularly prevalent during this time of year. By ...
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Tips for Cooking Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Fare

Sticking to a healthy eating plan can be difficult during the food-centered winter holidays, but with the right habits, you can easily keep your diabetes in check. Watch this video from the American ...
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What Exactly Is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that affects the ability of the body to process dietary sugar into glucose, which is used to fuel the body’s cells. This is a serious problem—if ...
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Know the myths and facts about stroke with the National Stroke Association. What happens during a stroke ? Find out with this NINDS article. See what you can expect with a blood glucose test with this ...
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Who Is Most at Risk for Stroke?

Stroke is a sudden, serious emergency medical condition commonly referred to as a “brain attack” because it can happen with little warning. However, there are risk factors that may be ...
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Can Exercise Effect Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most well-known and well-documented forms of cancer, and while getting regular check-ups is very important for men, there are other ways that a man can keep their risk of ...
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Making Cancer Prevention a Reality

A cancer diagnosis is one of the most devastating events that a person can go through, but there are ways to make these diagnoses a thing of the past. The American Cancer Society takes a look at some ...
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Take Charge of Your Health With Information From National Health Education Week

National Health Education Week (NHEW) is an annual nationwide initiative that brings greater awareness to the American public regarding the importance of maintaining your health and wellbeing. Since ...
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Reduce Your Health Risks By Getting Informed With These Links

If you want to learn more about what it takes to stay healthy, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center can offer you the screenings and resources to help you better understand your own preventive ...
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The Connection Between Smoking and Skin Cancers

Most of us know that smoking cigarettes is hazardous to the smoker's health. The connection between smoking and lung cancer has been well documented for years, but what many people don't realize is ...
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Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Your Weight Loss Needs?

Obesity is a significant problem in American adults and children, and it can be a serious threat to an individual’s health. Weight loss surgery is one solution for obesity that has helped many ...
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How Diabetes Is Related to Stroke

Diabetes is not just a concern for blood sugar levels, as it is associated with many health complications that can be life threatening. This video discusses the serious risk of heart disease and ...
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Most Common Types of Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that cancer will strike more than 1.6 million Americans in 2012. Some types of cancer are much more common than others. Here’s a look at the types ...
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More Resources on Our Healthcare Treatment Options

A mammogram can provide vital early detection assistance for effective breast cancer care. The National Cancer Institute discusses how mammograms help fight against breast cancer. Noticing the warning ...
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Know Your Risk for Diabetes

Type-II diabetes is a health issue that millions of Americans face. Unfortunately, even people who do not have diabetes may still be at high risk for this disease. Type-II diabetes is the more common ...
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How to Prevent Burn Injuries This Holiday Season

As lights are hung and candles are lit to brighten homes during the holidays, fire and burn safety become important subjects to keep in mind. Burn injuries are incredibly common through the holidays, ...
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What to Expect When Visiting the Emergency Room

Hospital emergency rooms are often busy places. People come to the emergency room (or ER) with problems that are sudden or potentially severe enough to cause disability, death, or other serious ...
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Tips for Making Safety a Priority This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and many children are anticipating carving pumpkins, choosing their costumes, and of course, trick-or-treating. While Halloween is a time for fun and excitement, ...
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Determining the Severity of a Burn

Your skin is more complex than it appears. It actually contains multiple layers of tissue, with a layer of fat beneath. An important measure of the severity of a burn is how deeply into your skin it ...
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Get Moving for Your Health

You want to get in shape, but how do you begin? As this video discusses, the key to beginning a long-lasting physical fitness routine is starting slowly and choosing an activity you enjoy. In ...
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Get In Touch With Your Health By Reading These Recommended Articles

West Hills Hospital and Medical Center offers comprehensive healthcare options for a range of medical concerns, including cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. We also ...
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