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Blog Posts in November, 2012

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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