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Blog Posts in 2015

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Could Your Headache Be a Sign of Something Serious?

In many cases, headaches are not cause for alarm. People can experience headaches caused by eye strain, jaw clenching, stress, and even the overuse of over-the-counter headache medications. However, ...
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Caring for Your Child with the Flu

Influenza is particularly dangerous for young children since they are at a higher risk of complications. The most effective way to protect your child from the flu is with an annual flu shot. The ...
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Healthy Habits to Cut Down Your Stress

Mental health is closely connected to physical health. A person who is under severe or chronic stress may be more likely to make unhealthy lifestyle decisions and to experience the physical symptoms ...
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Common Injuries During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to enjoy the company of family and friends. Unfortunately, the peacefulness of the season is often disrupted by holiday-related injuries. People may suffer traumatic injuries ...
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Avoiding Common Illnesses When You Travel for the Holidays

Contracting a respiratory infection or a food-borne illness while you’re traveling can put a damper on your holiday plans. It’s a good idea to know the location of a hospital at your ...
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A Guide to Healthier Holiday Eating

Cookies, pies, and eggnog abound during the holiday festivities, offering temptation for even the most stalwart of dieters. San Jose residents who are following special diets for health reasons may ...
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Knowing the Facts About Fever

A fever isn’t an illness. Rather, an atypical increase in body temperature can be a symptom of an underlying medical problem, such as an infection. Most people who feel feverish can recover at ...
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How to Prevent Common Flu Complications

Influenza is a viral infection that can cause mild to severe symptoms. In some cases, the flu may lead to death. Certain people may be more likely to develop serious complications of the flu, such as ...
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How to Build a Home Medical Kit

If a family member has a medical problem that requires urgent care or emergency medical attention, it’s best to go to a local hospital or to call 911. However, many minor health issues can be ...
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A Look at How Mammograms Work

Mammography is an important screening and diagnostic tool that healthcare providers can use to detect abnormalities of the breast, some of which may be cancerous. Your healthcare provider may advise ...
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Non-Cancerous Breast Conditions That May Show Up on Your Mammogram

When you visit the Breast Care Center at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, a highly skilled radiologist will examine your mammogram for abnormalities. The radiologist looks for areas that appear ...
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Tips for Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Home

Although you can’t see it or smell it, carbon monoxide can be deadly. Carbon monoxide is produced when fuel is burned. In an enclosed area such as your home, carbon monoxide can accumulate and ...
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Lowering Your Risk for a Second Stroke

Did you know that about 185,000 of the 795,000 strokes that occur annually are recurrent strokes? In fact, about one-quarter of Americans who have a stroke will suffer at least one more in their ...
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Exploring the Emergency Procedures for Stroke Treatment

The outcome of a stroke is highly dependent on the emergency care provided for the episode, since permanent brain damage will continue to take place until blood flow is effectively restored in the ...
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What Happens When Someone Goes into Cardiac Arrest?

Cardiac arrest is a frequently misunderstood condition, because people often mistake cardiac arrest for a heart attack. While a heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is cut off, cardiac ...
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A Look at the Link Between Brain Aneurysm and Stroke

Within the brain tissue, there are many small blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood throughout the brain to support proper function. Through time, areas of these blood vessels may develop abnormal ...
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Tips for Preventing Illnesses and Injuries in Your School Aged Child

The school environment creates a number of health risks, because children are in close quarters for 8-12 hours per day, which means that illnesses can quickly spread throughout the classroom. Injuries ...
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How Your Hometown Influences Your Stroke Risk

Most cases of stroke are ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot that limits blood flow to the brain. In many of these cases, blood clots may have been preventable with healthier lifestyle ...
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Is Your Child Up-To-Date on Back-To-School Vaccines?

Before the school year starts up again, you might schedule a visit to your child’s pediatrician to be sure that he or she is healthy and ready to get back to school. Part of your visit to the ...
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Exploring the Unique Nutritional Needs of Cancer Patients

When you’re undergoing cancer treatment, meeting your nutritional needs will help you feel better and keep your side effects in check so you have the strength to fight your disease. The ...
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Tips for Preventing Foodborne Illnesses in the Summertime

Foodborne illnesses are more common in the summer, thanks to warm temperatures and lots of al fresco dining. That doesn’t mean you have to cancel your cookout or expect a trip to hospital for ...
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A Closer Look at the Different Types of Lung Cancer

Getting a lung cancer diagnosis can be surprising, but understanding your condition can help you feel more in control and make decisions about your care. At Regional Medical Center of San Jose, our ...
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How the Summer Heat Can Impact Your Heart Health

Summer can bring special concerns for patients living with heart disease. Heat can be hard on your heart, and you may need to make some changes to the way you exercise and otherwise enjoy the great ...
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Summer Is Arriving; Are You Prepared for the Heat?

With summer arriving, you may be excited to head outdoors and enjoy some time under the sun. In order to make the most of your summer, however, you might need to brush up on some heat safety tips to ...
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Getting to Know the Trauma Care Team

In the Trauma Center, patients with the most severe critical injuries and illnesses are treated by a diverse, specialized team with a distinct focus on surgical care. The Trauma Center at Regional ...
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