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  • Occupational Therapy - Living Life to its Fullest

    What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy (OT) helps patients of all ages lead active, independent, and productive lives by improving their ability to develop, recover, or safely perform activities of daily living. Using a variety of methods and adaptive equipment, occupational therapists evaluate and provide treatment plans that focus on controlling pain, swelling and abnormal ... Read Full Article [+]
  • A Colonoscopy Saved My Life, and it Could Save Yours, Too

    Colorectal cancer screenings save lives. In fact, nearly 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths could have been prevented with a screening, according to the National Cancer Institute. Lorraine Missick, resident of La Verne, and 17-year Volunteer at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, couldn't agree more. A screening saved her life, too. Years ago, at 68 years old, both her primary care ... Read Full Article [+]
  • March is National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month! By Shannon Perrett, RD, Clinical Nutrition Manager National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. "Go Further with ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Lowering Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

    By Jasmine N. Aragon BSN, RN, CNML, Nurse Manager, Gastrointestinal Lab March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and now is a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) and how it can be prevented or best treated. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined. In 2014, an ... Read Full Article [+]
  • We've opened our fifth health center in La Verne to serve primary and urgent health care needs

    We have expanded our health care footprint in Los Angeles County by opening our fifth Pomona Valley Health Center (PVHC) in La Verne. The new facility opened February 12, 2018 and will now give residents a nearby choice for primary and urgent health care as well as diagnostic and outpatient rehabilitation services. “The opening of the La Verne Health Center furthers our commitment to deliver ... Read Full Article [+]
  • PVHMC Responds to increased Emergency Department Volume due to Flu

    Like other hospitals in the nation, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) is seeing a tremendous increase in patients with flu-like symptoms. In response to a 25% increase in it's Emergency Department (ED) volume, amounting to more than 300 patients per day, the hospital has opened an ED surge clinic to provide additional capacity for minor cases, freeing up ED beds for those who need ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Creative Corridors Program

    Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is proud to announce that in conjunction with The dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, we will be showcasing paintings in the waiting area of Outpatient Surgery on the second floor of the Robert & Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion. A portion of sales goes to the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation. Artwork will be rotated in order to feature a ... Read Full Article [+]
  • How a Turn of the Head Can Help You Conquer Dizziness & Vertigo

    Imagine living in constant fear that the world can begin spinning around you at any moment. This was Shirlee Bromley's daily life for more than five years. Shirlee was diagnosed with a condition called intermittent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. It happens when naturally occurring crystals, called otoconia, become misplaced in the inner ear canal. This condition is ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Physical Therapy & Pain Management - Ten Effective Methods

    “Each October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) celebrates the profession of Physical Therapy. This year, no doubt influenced by America’s opioid abuse challenges, the role Physical Therapy plays in pain management is being highlighted. Pain is one of the primary reasons patients seek out care from their physicians, and reducing or eliminating pain is typically one of ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Recognizing Delays In A Child's Gross Motor Development

    Gross motor development involves the muscle groups required for larger-whole body. It is the development of these muscles that enable a child to hold their head up, roll, sit, crawl, and eventually walk, run, and skip. Below are the most basic and typical developmental milestones for gross motor skills that should be accomplished by the age stated. Red flags are listed and if present, indicate a ... Read Full Article [+]
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