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  • 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 [+]
  • Nutrition Tips for a Healthier You

    Changing your personal habits to help you live a healthy, nutritious lifestyle is neither a quick nor an easy process. Maria Castelan, RD, a clinical registered dietitian at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, provides a few tips on how you can get on the path to health, including giving your fridge a makeover, eating healthy on a budget and how to properly pack a healthy lunch. FRIDGE MAKEOVER ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Hold the Sugar! The Not So Sweet Truth about Valentine's Day Treats

    By Art Espidol, MS, RD, Clinical Dietitian How do you show your love on Valentine’s Day – with a card or bouquet of fresh flowers? While nothing says “I love you” like a box of chocolates, giving sweets to loved ones on Valentine’s Day can literally be dangerous to our bodies. Why? Think added sugars. Americans are getting their fair share of sugar and more. According ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Why Squat? Think Skiing and Snowboarding!

    By David Kandel, PT, OCS, CSCS PVHMC Physical Therapist Athletes understand that an important reason to squat is to enhance athletic performance. Properly performed squatting exercises strengthen the buttocks, thighs, and core. Winter sports enthusiasts might be interested to know that squat endurance and strengthening exercises are essential when preparing for a safe and enjoyable skiing and ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Post-Holiday Depression - How You Can Manage Anxiety and Stress after the Holidays

    What happens when all of the Christmas decorations come down, the family and social events come to a halt and you’re left with the reality of getting back to work or school? For many, the void left after an emotionally-charged holiday season can bring post-holiday depression, commonly known as the holiday blues or a holiday hangover. Why do we feel this way? A variety of sources list the ... Read Full Article [+]
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