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Do you know the signs of a heart attack? What should you know about ovarian cancer? If you’re interested in more information on the heart attack warning signs, ovarian cancer, chemotherapy treatments, or why you may require the services of a neurologist, then check out some of these great resources.

  • Visit this link from allheartattack.com for a listing of heart attack statistics.
  • Find out what causes a heart attack with this link from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
  • How do the symptoms of a heart attack differ for men than they do in women? Check out this webmd.com article to find out.
  • This link from cancer.gov provides an overview on ovarian cancer.
  • Make sure you know how to recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer with this medicinenet.com article.
  • How is chemotherapy performed? Learn more with this guide from cancer.org.
  • Learn all about chemotherapy with this overview from cancer.net.
  • How can a neurologist help you? Visit this link from the American Academy of Neurology for more information.
  • Check out this page from medlineplus.gov for more information on the leading neurological diseases and conditions.
  • Do you know how to classify different types of burns? Learn more about burns with this link from firstaid.about.com.

For more information about West Hills Hospital & Medical Center and our services, visit our website or give us a call at (818) 676-4000


Weight Loss Procedure Seminar

The Center for Bariatric Surgery presents an informational seminar on weight loss procedures on October 11, 2011 at 5:45 p.m. at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.  To register, please email WHHO.Bariatrics@hcahealthcare.com or call 818/676-4141.  Please provide contact information.  See you there!


What is Neurology?

Neurology

Neurology refers to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions and disorders of the nervous system, including the:

  • Brain
  • Spinal cord
  • Cranial nerves that connect to the face, eyes, nose, throat, and ears
  • Muscles of the body
  • Autonomic nerves that innervate sweat glands and blood vessels
  • Peripheral nerves of legs and arms

Why Might You Need a Neurologist?
Some of the most common neurological disorders  include multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and a number of spinal and brain injuries. According to the World Health Organization, neurological disorders such as migraines, epilepsy, dementia, and several of the aforementioned conditions affect up to 1 billion people globally. This number is only expected to rise as the years go on, increasing the need for neurological examinations.

Here at the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, our neurologists and neurosurgeon specialists are devoted to helping both young and senior citizens combat neurological disorders, including degenerative processes of the spinal cord and central brain, as well as the peripheral nervous system. This includes but is not limited to degenerative diseases of the lumbar and cervical spine, normal pressure hydrocephalus, failed spinal surgery, traumatic spine injuries, and pathologic spine disorders. Our neurosurgeons also provide image-guided surgical treatments for cancers of the brain and spine.

If you’re searching for the best neurology services in the West Hills area, then look no further than the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. For more information or to set up a consultation, visit our website or call (818) 676-4000.

 

Disclaimer:
The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.


iTriage Symptom Checker

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We can’t all be medical experts. Luckily, with the new iTriage Symptom Checker app, you don’t need to be!

Available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android phones, and mobile Web browsing, the new iTriage Symptom Checker app allows you to research your symptoms for possible causes, find information on diseases, and even learn more about your treatment options. Complete with procedure information and access to nearby health professionals, this app is a must-have for every West Hills resident.

You’ve researched your symptoms, now you just need to find the best care possible. For all your healthcare needs, contact the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center at (818) 676-4000 today.


Heart Attack Symptoms - Know the Warning Signs

Heart Attack

Studies show that 1.5 million heart attacks occur each year. In fact, heart disease and heart attacks are among the leading causes of death for individuals in the United States. The best way to protect yourself is to understand the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

Causes of Heart Attacks
Heart attacks are caused when the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart becomes blocked. These blockages are most often the result of coronary artery disease in which a waxy plaque substance builds up within the walls of the coronary arteries. In some cases, a heart attack may be caused by a spasm or tightening of the coronary artery often associated with heart failure and arrhythmia.

Signs and Symptoms
It is important to remember that the signs of a heart attack may differ between men and women.

  • Symptoms in men:
    Chest pain or discomfort such as a feeling of fullness, squeezing, or uncomfortable pressure in the chest. This may last for only a few minutes or may come and go periodically. Additional symptoms include pain or discomfort in other areas, including the arms, jaw, neck, back, and stomach. Men may also experience abdominal discomfort much like that of indigestion, as well as shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness, and sweating.

  • Symptoms in women:
    Pressure or a squeezing pain in the center of their chest that may radiate to the neck, jaw, or shoulders. They may also experience lightheadedness, nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, and fainting. However, 71% of women experiencing a heart attack report flu-like symptoms for two weeks to a month prior to any chest discomfort or shortness of breath. In fact, approximately one-third of all women do not experience any chest pain when having a heart attack.

Here at the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, we provide a full array of cardiac services and treatments options for your needs and are an Accredited Chest Pain Center. Visit our website or contact us today at (818) 676-4000 for more information.

 

Disclaimer:
The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.


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