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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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 ...

Balance breastfeeding and going back to work

Breastfeeding moms face many challenges—from leaky nipples to difficulty latching. One of the most difficult aspects of breastfeeding is getting back to work after maternity leave is over. At ...

Do you need surgery for osteoarthritis?

Pain, swelling and limited range of motion of the joints are all hallmark signs of osteoarthritis. If you’ve been diagnosed with it, your doctor will likely discuss nonsurgical treatment options ...

When is a cut bad enough to need stitches?

Lacerations, or cuts, happen every day, and they’re usually not severe enough to require emergency care. But since it’s possible for anyone to unexpectedly sustain a significant injury, ...

Dispelling myths about cancer

Part of the reason why there are so many misconceptions about cancer is perhaps that the disease is so intensely feared. It’s understandable for a person to resort to non-evidence-based options ...

Adjusting to your Holter monitor

Patients who see heart care specialists often undergo EKGs, which is a noninvasive test that records the heart’s electrical activity. The primary limitation of this test is that it only measures ...

Treating dehydration in your child

Dehydration can happen for many different reasons in kids. By recognizing the signs and taking steps to treat it early, you could help prevent the need for emergency care. If your child has a dry ...

Recognizing the signs of skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer for both men and women in the US. Fortunately, it is also treatable in the vast majority of cases, as long as it is diagnosed early. By being vigilant ...

Know when your health can't wait

One question people often struggle with when faced with an illness or injury is whether to seek emergency care or to call their primary care physicians. As a general guideline, any time you are ...

How to start running without injuries

Are you ready to kick off a running regime? Running is an excellent aerobic exercise that can improve your heart health and help you to manage your weight, but the wrong form can also lead to injuries ...

What are the warning signs of mental illnesses?

Mental health disorders affect countless Americans, yet many don’t seek the help they need. In some cases, this may be because patients are unaware that their problems are indeed signs of mental ...

Why is swimming such a healthy workout?

The benefits of physical fitness extend well beyond heart health and stroke prevention. Being physically fit supports emotional and mental health by helping people manage stress, boost self-confidence ...

A look at some of the most serious health risks for women

Women have many serious health concerns, including breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. Here at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, our caring physicians and skilled nursing staff are committed ...

How do nurses prepare for patient care?

When you visit a hospital, many aspects of your care are handled by the nursing staff. Nurses undergo intensive education and training to pass rigorous licensing requirements, but they also have ...

Why is the need for organ donors constant?

The most precious gift of all is the gift of life. Despite the millions of U.S. adults who have already registered as organ donors, the need for more registered organ donors is continually increasing. ...

Identifying the different types of stress that can affect your health

Humans evolved with a “fight or flight” stress response that enabled them to survive life-threatening dangers. But in today’s modern world, constant exposure to stressors and poor ...

Make a difference at the March for Babies

Make a difference at the March for Babies At the end of April, the annual March for Babies will be held at locations around the country. The March of Dimes holds this annual fundraiser to raise ...

How Regional's patient education philosophy sets us apart

From April 3-9, 2017, the dedicated providers at Regional Medical Center of San Jose are celebrating National Public Health Week. This annual observance aims to make America the healthiest country ...
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What is Sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can adversely affect many parts of the body, including ...

RMC Breaks Ground for ED Expansion and Renovation!

Physician’s, staff, local government officials, construction workers, EMS partners (including ...