Having a baby can seem frightening, especially for those experiencing childbirth for the first time. Becoming more educated about the procedures and options available, however, can go a long way in helping you to feel more confident about beginning the process.
From the location of the birth to pain management, there are many decisions to be made about the birthing process. Create a birth plan, but also accept the possibility that things may not go exactly as planned.
While a baby’s birth does not always go as planned, it is still valuable to spend time learning about your options and discussing them with your doctor. At the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, we offer specialized maternal and child health services to provide each patient with a safe, joyful birthing experience. To learn more about the services offered at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center , visit our website or call our friendly staff at (818) 676-4000.
We may sometimes look at children and see smaller versions of ourselves, but deep down, we know that children have needs and medical issues much different than our own. The healthcare professionals who specialize in pediatric care are very aware of this. They know that childhood diseases, including cancer , are much different than those that adults suffer from.
Childhood cancers are much less common than those that afflict adults; they account for only a small percentage of diagnosed cases of cancer. In adult cases, there are certain aspects of a person’s lifestyle (smoking, diet, and alcohol use) that are known to increase their risk of developing cancer . In children, the causes of the disease are largely unknown.
The types of cancers seen in children and adults also tend to vary. The most common cancers diagnosed in children are brain tumors, bone cancer, lymphomas, and leukemia. While these types also occur in adults, they tend to be diagnosed at a much lower rate than lung, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers. Some types can occur in adults that almost never affect children, and some affect children that are rarely found in adults.
In the past two decades, there has been an increase in the number of children diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, the death rate has decreased due to access to improved specialized care and cancer management.
Childhood cancers are rare and need specialized treatment. At West Hills Hospital & Medical Center , our health care professionals have continuing experience with the management of these diseases. If you would like more information about our Cancer Center or our other services, please call us at (818) 676-4000 or visit our website.
There can be many different causes of back pain, from an overuse injury to spinal stenosis. Regardless of the cause, living with chronic back pain can be difficult and frustrating. Below are some of the possible treatment options to assist in the relief of lower back pain:
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers a wide array lower back pain treatment options. Let our health care professionals be your resource to better health. Contact us at (818) 676-4000 today or visit our website for more information.
Many people do not know about the importance of controlling their blood glucose (sugar) levels. Without proper management, one can end up with unsteady energy levels and other more serious medical conditions.
Reducing your blood sugar is one of the American Heart Association’s Simple 7 Steps to a healthier life. In this video clip, you can learn more about what you can do to lower your blood sugar and improve your overall health.
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health of our community through the health treatment and management. If you would like to learn more about our services, contact us at (818) 676-4000.
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For more information about West Hills Hospital & Medical Center and our services, visit us online or give us a call at (818) 676-4000.