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Blog Posts in February, 2012

How Smoking Can Lead to Serious Medical Conditions

Tobacco smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer in the United States and also increases a smoker’s risk for developing many other types of cancers, such as cancer of the pancreas and ...
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Causes and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Approximately two weeks after a woman gives birth to a new baby, she can sometimes experience feelings of deep sadness and despair. These feelings can keep her from functioning normally and performing ...
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Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating a TIA or Mini-Stroke

A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, is a temporary condition that is caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain. These serious medical episodes can be a warning of a full-blown stroke, so ...
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Different Types of Stroke

Stroke, also known as a ‘brain attack’, occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted. Without the oxygen and nutrients supplied by arterial blood, brain tissue rapidly ...
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Find Out More About Our Recent Blog Topics!

Are you looking for information about burn injuries or the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation? Read through the links below to find more helpful information. You may also contact West Hills Hospital ...
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Common Reasons for Patients to Require Emergency Services

When you are feeling miserable because of illness or injury and have a pressing need for medical attention, you may decide that a visit to the emergency room is the best option. You are not ...
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Camera on Cancer Research: Eradicating Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells found in the bone marrow. These plasma cells, when healthy, help your body to fight off infection by producing antibodies. When affected by cancer, these ...
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