West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
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Blog Posts in January, 2012

5 Common Sources of Burns

A burn is damage to the skin, and depending on the severity of the injury, possibly the underlying tissues. Burn injuries are categorized according to the depth and extent to which they cause damage. ...
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Cardiac Rehabilitation following a Heart Attack

Experiencing a heart attack can be the most frightening event in a person’s life. Lowering the risk of future cardiac problems and receiving guidance in life choices can go a long way in giving ...
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Sleeping with Arthritis

Arthritis is a joint disorder in which a person experiences pain and inflammation in one or more of their joints, or the places where two bones articulate. The symptoms are usually due to the ...
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4 Facts about Herniated Discs

Discs are small, circular cushions of soft tissue that are situated between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine. These cushions are compressible and act as shock absorbers for the vertebrae. When discs ...
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Learn More About Our Recent Blog Topics!

Learning about your own biology is the first step to living a healthier life. If you would like to learn more about pain management, childbirth, or any other of our recent blog topics, read through ...
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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has lowered the BMI limit for the Lap-Band!

The FDA has approved use of the Lap Band in patients whose BMIs are 30-34 with at least one-high risk obesity-related condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Find out if you are a candidate ...
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Children's Burn Prevention Tips

A large number of burn injuries are reported each year, many of which occurred inside the home. An injury from a burn due to heat, chemicals, or electricity can cause much pain and damage to the ...
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Prostate Cancer: Informed Decision Making

Prostate cancer is not only one disease—there are many different kinds of the disease. Depending on the type of cancer that a patient has, they have a few decisions to make on the course of ...
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