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Blog Posts in September, 2014

Why That Indoor Tan May Not Be Worth the Risk

Wearing sunscreen is an important part of skin cancer prevention. As this video points out, avoiding indoor tanning beds is also key for protecting your skin. Cancer care experts caution the public to ...
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Understanding the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

West Hills Hospital strives to provide patients with the most effective treatment options available. Among our many advanced care services, we offer minimally invasive surgery in place of several ...
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What Is the Cause of Your Chronic Headaches?

A day of too few fluids or too many allergens can bring on the occasional inconvenient and painful headache. Headaches of a chronic nature, such as those that persist for days or weeks, may point to a ...
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Is Your Health Suffering Due to Common Cholesterol Myths?

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States for a variety of reasons: millions of people have hypertension, too few exercise as regularly as they should, and many people suffer ...
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What Is Lymphoma?

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month—a great time for West Hills Hospital to increase awareness of lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymph system. The lymph system is part of the ...
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Looking Out for the Signs of Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease that affects the health of red blood cells. Normal red blood cells have a rounded disc shape that allows them to flow easily throughout the bloodstream. When ...
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How to Care for Your Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among American men. Though heredity and age can play a part in the development of prostate cancer, controllable components also factor into ...
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