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Blog Posts in October, 2012

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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The Role of Mammograms in Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Early detection is often the key to successful breast cancer treatment. To give women the greatest opportunity for effective cancer care, breast cancer specialists recommend three practices: continual ...
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The Dangers of Indoor Tanning

Indoor tanning has become a very popular way to keep your tan all year long. But those tanning booths also carry serious health risks. Find out more about those risks in this video. For more ...
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A Closer Look at Mammography

Cancer care experts recommend annual mammograms as a fundamental component of early breast cancer detection and successful treatment. As this video explains, mammography has been highly effective in ...
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What is Cancer?

Cancer is a very common disease, striking more than 1.5 million Americans each year. The term cancer actually encompasses many different diseases. Cancer develops when cells in your body no longer act ...
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What Are the Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Newborn

Breastfeeding is convenient, costs nothing, and most importantly, provides both mother and child numerous health benefits. If you are currently expecting and trying to decide if breastfeeding is the ...
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