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  • Flu Shot during Pregnancy, do you really need it?

    Its flu season & you’re pregnant, should you get the flu shot? Yes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting a flu shot during pregnancy provides protection for both mom and her developing baby from serious flu-related complications. Even generally healthy women who are pregnant face a high risk of complications from flu viruses, some of which can lead ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Training Tip: RUNNING SHOES

    Get ready. Get Set. 8 weeks to go. Thinking about running (or walking) in the upcoming Holiday Half Marathon or 5K? Here’s a tip from Rehab Services to help you get ready for race day. Training Tip: RUNNING SHOES If you’re new to longer distance walks and runs, you should be aware that the age of your shoe and the miles you’ve logged on them go a long way in keeping you ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Common Running Injuries - Plantar Fasciitis

    Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Physical Therapist, Orthopedic and Sports Injury Specialist Athletes in and around the Pomona Valley area are preparing to run the Holiday 5K and Half Marathon at the Pomona Fairplex on December 10-11, 2016 (register here: ), and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services team is ready help you with your ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Shedding Light on Incontinence Issues in Women

    For women with incontinence issues, even the most common everyday tasks can generate fear and anxiety. Imagine driving to work, interacting with co-workers, or going to the grocery story with the fear of “an accident” looming over you. Suddenly the first thought in your mind isn’t your to-do list, but the closest route to the bathroom. The condition can quickly erode quality of ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Protecting Yourself from the Sun

    July is UV Safety Month. Did you know that some people think about sun protection only when they spend a day at the lake, beach, or pool? Sun exposure adds up day after day, and it happens every time you are in the sun – when you walk around the park, to and from your car or even when your arm is exposed to sunlight from the car window. "Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! Slide!" is a catch ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Defying the Odds

    Like many mothers, Emaya Dilworth, 44, enjoys baking and caring for her four children, who range in age from 10 to 24. The difference is that Emaya is doing it despite a massive stroke two years ago that left her partially paralyzed and unable to talk or swallow. Against all odds, including just a five percent chance of a meaningful recovery, Emaya is thriving, thanks to her family, Pomona Valley ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Clearing Up Confusion About What Age to Begin Screening Mammograms

    A recent recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which challenges the value of mammograms for women in their 40s, has garnered a lot of attention. The task force emphasizes that routine screening before age 50 increases the risk of a false positive result, which could lead to unnecessary and often costly procedures and treatment. However, in fall 2015, the American Cancer ... Read Full Article [+]
  • When Helping Hands Heal: Occupational Therapy Brought Back One Woman's Freedom

    Think about all of the basic tasks you do on a day-to-day basis without even thinking about them: brushing your hair, writing a grocery list, tying your shoes, doing the dishes or even eating a meal. Imagine if those once simple activities became laborious and almost impossible for you to complete. Frustration starts to consume you as you rely on the help of others to get through each day. This is ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Understanding and Coping with COPD

    By Tamara Magill, RCP, RRT, Respiratory Therapist and Clinical Coordinator of PVHMC's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program It is important to understand what goes on in your lungs in order to better control your breathing. Here is a start… the air we breathe contains about 21percent oxygen. When you breathe in either through your nose or mouth, air enters your body. The upper airway warms, ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Are You Drinking Enough Water?

    By Art Espidol, MS, RD Did you get your eight cups of water today? It sounds like a simple question, but it says so much more! According to the Mayo Clinic, “water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, ... Read Full Article [+]
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