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Do We Really Need to Talk About It?

A discussion of the importance of Advance Care Planning and the legal, financial and healthcare decision making-
  • Do you have an Advanced Directive?
  • Have you communicated your wishes for care during the last years of your life?
  • Do you know how to access services in the community to help with advance care planning needs?

Presented by Kathy Yeatman-Stock, LCSW, OSW-C

Understanding Cancer Related Fatigue

Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment. Come and learn the causes of fatigufe, how to treat them and how to cope with this most challenging side effect. Facilitated by Martha Osborne, RN, BSN, OCN, CBPN-IC. Call 909.865.9858 to register or email ferc@pvhmc.org

Stroke Awareness Day

This event offers Stroke Survivors, families, caregivers and our community a day of celebration, education, awareness and fun with our knowledgeable and dedicated stroke team.

PVHMC's Sports Medicine Center's 30 Anniversary

Playing through pain is part of the game. But sometimes, injuries make it unwise, if not impossible, to compete. That's where our multi-level sports medicine services can help get you back in the game. From professional athletes to weekend warriors PVHMC has been offering athletic care from injury through return to play at its Sports Medicine Center, Athletic Rehabilitation and Urgent Care locations since 1983.

PVHMC Sports Medicine Center's "$$$ For Physicals" Program Raises $15,000 for local schools in 2013... $90,000 Since 2006

Starting in early May, the Sports Medicine Center physicians, physical therapists and staff from PomonaValley Hospital Medical Center began making their yearly descent upon five local high schools. Their mission: donate an evening of their time providing student-athletes with comprehensive, CIF required "Pre-Participation Examination" (PPE) sports physicals.
For more information, please click on the PDF below.

Think you're Pregnant? We can help

Free Pregnancy test and assistance with applying for Medical Referrals to Prenatal Care Providers Having a Healthy Baby Program 1770 N. Orange Grove. Suite # 210 909.865.9888

Are you over 55 with a history of smoking?

For only $250 you can schedule a CT scan that could save your life!
If you've ever been a smoker, you're probably concerned about your increased risk for lung cancer. Computed Tomography (CT) has been proven to be the most effective screening for lung cancer, helping detect cancer early when it's most treatable. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in part because it's often advanced when detected.
Now, as part of a Lung Screening Study being offered to the general public, you can get early detection and peace of mind with a simple phone call - no physician order is required. The cost is only $250 (cash price) and may not be covered by insurance. Put the odds in your favor - schedule an appointment today by calling 909.469.9395.

Two Experiences of the Living Well After Cancer Program

The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center in conjunction with The Claremont Club implemented the "Living Well After Cancer" program in 2005. This program is for cancer survivors who want to regain their strength and decrease the fatigue that usually accompanies cancer following treatment.

Marilyn Franke was diagnosed in December 2009 at 58 years old. She began the program about three months after finishing her radiation treatment for breast cancer. "I didn’t know what to expect and I was concerned it would be more than I could handle as I was still so fatigued from treatment," shared Marilyn.

Samantha Day was diagnosed in January of 2006 at 41 years old. She joined the program a couple of years after cancer treatment for breast cancer. "I have always been physically active, but I was interested in taking the different classes and learning new ways of staying healthy," explained Samantha.

Both ladies felt the camaraderie of the other participants was a huge factor in getting the most out of the program. Marilyn felt, "If others who had more aggressive treatment than I did can do the program, than I can too!" "I loved the laughs we shared while exercising and the trainers made sure that everyone in my group felt connected no matter what their fitness level was," said Samantha. This program is specially designed to work with cancer survivors and is structured to not push participants past their current strength and fitness level. Everyone works at their own pace and not pressured to do activities they don’t want to try. The program offers classes in Zumba, Yoga, Lo-impact Aerobics, Pilates, Aqua and Hooping. Most participants are eager to try all the classes, in addition to the cardio and strength training that is part of the program.

Both Samantha and Marilyn felt the class was very beneficial and would recommend it highly to other cancer survivors. "It really helped with my fatigue, both emotionally and physically. I felt so much better after the program and was able to return to the activities I did before going through cancer treatment. I also thought the trainers were great and very supportive to the group." said Marilyn. Samantha says, "I loved having access to The Claremont Club during the program. My husband came to the club each time I went to class and worked-out in the weight and cardio room, and he also took a few classes. The entire staff was kind and friendly to everyone in the group. I learned so much about health and wellness and nutrition. At the end of the program there was a cooking demonstration and we all got to eat the healthy food after – it was great fun. All cancer survivors should attend this program."

Did this program change their life after cancer? "Yes - it gave me more confidence and brought joy back into my life. It was fun to look forward to going to the classes," shared Marilyn. Samantha agreed, "My focus went back to living my life not focusing on the cancer."

$100 Cardiovascular Screenings

Cardiovascular disease causes more deaths than cancer, respiratory disease, and accidents combined. Risk of stroke and heart attack increases with age, especially after 40 and even more if you smoke, have high blood pressure, or a family history of cardiovascular disease. About one-third of cardiovascular deaths occur before age 75.

A simple $100 screening could save your life.

The key to cardiovascular health is early diagnosis and treatment, and early detection. That’s why the Stead Heart and Vascular Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is offering the most state-of-the-art stroke and vascular ultrasound screenings for just $100 (for all three screenings):
•Carotid Artery Ultrasound to detect plaque in arteries leading to the brain, causing stroke.
•Ankle Brachial Index Ultrasound to detect peripheral artery disease.
•Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Ultrasound to detect bulging of the arterial walls.
 
And now they can be offered without physician referral. They’re performed by Certified Registered Vascular Technologists (RVTs) and read by an expert physician. These painless tests take about 10 minutes each, and are available at two convenient locations —the Hospital Campus or in Chino/Chino Hills.
                                                                                                                                                                     A healthier future is just a phone call away. Schedule your screening by calling Stead Heart and Vascular Center
at 909.865.9135. Your trusted source for heart disease and stroke care.

$100 Mammogram Program

Mammograms save lives. And, despite recent confusion, the American Cancer Society states that all women—starting at age 40—should have a yearly screening mammogram. The good news is that 92% of screening mammograms detect nothing suspicious. And, more detailed studies find breast cancer in only 2% of women. Which means, for almost all women, peace of mind is only a mammogram away.

And the Breast Health Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center wants to give every woman access to that peace of mind by offering high-tech digital mammograms at the lowest possible price.

The cost is just $100.

Which is a bargain for women with health insurance with a high co-pay or deductible, or even no insurance at all. Call 909.469.9395 to schedule your appointment at one of our three convenient locations; the Breast Health Center within The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center, the Pomona Valley Health Centers in Claremont or Chino Hills.

Peace of mind is just a phone call away, so call today. Click on the PDF below for more information.

PVHMC's Ongoing Classes and Programs

PVHMC is committed to helping you stay healthy and well informed. Click on the PDF for a list of our on-going classes and programs.
 
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