Regional Medical Center of San Jose
Regional Medical Center of San Jose offers world-class healthcare to residents throughout the greater San Jose community.
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Is it safe to drive yourself to the ER?

One of the most important steps in dealing with a medical emergency is recognizing that an emergency is taking place. In some cases, it’s clear when to call 911, such as after a serious car ...

Does a lump always indicate cancer?

It can be frightening to find an abnormal lump under the skin. You should always have these changes checked out by your doctor, but try not to panic—not all lumps are cancerous. At Regional ...

Understand the relationship between high blood pressure and stroke

Although stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S., it’s not an inevitable part of growing older. In fact, the majority of all strokes can be prevented with the right medical ...

What happens if you go into labor prematurely?

Most mothers go into labor between 38 to 42 weeks. When labor occurs between the 20 th and 37 th week of pregnancy, it’s a preterm or premature labor. Preterm labor increases the risk of health ...

What is a thyroid storm and why does it require emergency care?

Your thyroid gland is found at the base of the neck. It produces hormones that regulate many of the body’s basic functions, including metabolism and body temperature. Some people have thyroid ...

Take a look at the dangers of blood clots

The ability of the blood to clot is an essential first step in wound healing. But sometimes, a person’s blood may have an overactive tendency to form clots, and this may become life-threatening. ...

When are toys potentially dangerous?

Parents often assume that if a toy is sold in the U.S., it has automatically met certain safety standards. But unfortunately, emergency care physicians across the U.S. treat about a quarter of a ...

When are toys potentially dangerous?

Parents often assume that if a toy is sold in the U.S., it has automatically met certain safety standards. But unfortunately, emergency care physicians across the U.S. treat about a quarter of a ...

Don't let your holidays end in stitches

No one expects holiday fun to end in a visit to emergency care, but holiday-related accidents are surprisingly common. Some of those accidents can result in minor to major lacerations and puncture ...

Answers to your questions about the flu shot

Washing your hands thoroughly and frequently is a good way to protect yourself from contagious diseases, but it isn’t always enough. For maximum protection this flu season, talk to your doctor ...

Should you be worried if your heart flutters?

Nearly everyone experiences the feeling of a fluttering heart from time to time. In some cases, it’s a response to an outside stimulus and not indicative of any medical problem. In other ...

Dealing with holiday stress while you're pregnant

Even though the holidays are happy, they’re always a little stressful as well. The pressure of hosting guests, attending events, cooking, choosing gifts and more can be overwhelming, and when ...

Supporting a loved one who's been diagnosed with lung cancer

Finding out that a loved one has lung cancer can be overwhelming. Knowing exactly how to provide support can be difficult, but there are steps you can take that will make a true impact on the person ...

A Look at the Progression of Type-2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong, chronic condition that typically develops slowly. Unlike type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the pancreas, ...

How depression can increase your risk of stroke

Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year. Even when a stroke isn’t deadly, it inflicts considerable lasting damage. In the U.S., it’s the most common cause of ...

Should you have genetic testing for breast cancer?

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the Cancer Care specialists at Regional Medical Center of San Jose encourage women to learn about health screenings. Beyond getting ...

Why carving pumpkins is dangerous work

Whether it’s a couple of holes for eyes and a toothy grin, or an intricately carved Van Gogh replica, the fine art of pumpkin carving is a fun tradition for adults and kids alike. It’s ...

Celebrate Healthcare Quality Week with Regional Medical Center

At Regional Medical Center of San Jose, an enduring commitment to healthcare excellence is a defining characteristic of our mission. We are an HCA-affiliated hospital, which means we continually ...

What types of tests screen for ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is notoriously difficult to diagnose in early stages, because it frequently doesn’t cause any symptoms and isn’t screened for during a Pap smear. For this reason, it has the ...

Handle food safely from the store to your stomach

Your kitchen is on the front lines of the battle for good health, in both the foods you choose to eat and the way you prepare them. Food safety is an essential component of staying healthy and ...

Know the signs of a diabetic emergency

Although both high and low blood sugar levels can lead to medical crises, the diabetic condition that requires the most urgent care is diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA. DKA occurs as the result of very ...

Protect yourself from summer stings on your Labor Day beach trip

If you’re among the many people who plan to celebrate Labor Day with a trip to the beach, the last thing you want to do is end up at the hospital in need of emergency care for a wound from an ...

Why are UV rays harmful?

Cancer is an infinitely complex disease, and there’s a great deal that still needs to be learned about it. One thing doctors do know with certainty is that ultraviolet rays from the sun can ...

Is it safe to get vaccinated during pregnancy?

During your first prenatal care appointment, your doctor will discuss plenty of health issues you should know about, including vaccinations to receive during pregnancy. If you’ve ever switched ...

Medical misconceptions: "Dry drowning"

Patients in the digital era have greater access than ever to health information online, but unfortunately, it isn’t always accurate, and misinformation can be harmful. One example is so-called ...
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Regional Medical Center of San Jose is Offering a Limited Number of Free Mammograms

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Regional Medical Center of San Jose is offering a ...

Men's Health Tips for the New Year

American men have a tendency to stay away from their doctors and ignore health concerns. Whether ...