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Blog Posts in 2016

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4 Ways to Improve Your Health in the New Year

Making resolutions is a popular way to get a fresh mindset for the next 12 months, but many people have a hard time keeping their New Year’s resolutions longer than a few weeks. There are many ...
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Keep Food Poisoning Off of Your Holiday Menu

Salmonella, E. coli, and listeria are some of the most common causes of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. and unfortunately, holidays often bring an uptick in emergency care visits because of these ...
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What Kind of Care Is Needed for Fractures?

Since fractures can range from minor (greenstick and stress fractures) to major (open compound fractures), treatment plans must be developed on a case-by-case basis. Trauma patients who require ...
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Don't Let Holiday Decorating Cause Injuries in Your Household

Fall-related injuries are a top cause of disability among seniors, but during the holiday season, countless people of all ages sustain these injuries while decorating for the holidays. You can keep ...
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What Are the Early Symptoms of Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that requires lifelong management. Early detection allows for treatment to begin as soon as possible, minimizing the risks of serious complications. For people ...
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Knowing When Headaches Require Medical Attention

Most people experience a headache at some point in their lives, and the vast majority of these headaches are minor and can be treated at home with rest and over-the-counter medications. In some cases, ...
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Manage Anxiety This Holiday Season

The holidays are usually a time for happy togetherness, but too often, they also cause intense anxiety. Everything from pressure to make the season perfect for your loved ones to facing the holidays ...
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Plan for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Does Thanksgiving seem more like a looming threat to your health than a celebration with a family and friends? This food-centered holiday can take a serious toll on your efforts to manage your weight ...
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Ways to Manage Food Allergies at Home

Food allergies are quite common. If you or a family member has a food allergy, it’s important to practice strict allergy management guidelines in the home. Exercising caution to avoid the ...
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Health and Fitness Tips Just for Women

A healthy lifestyle is important for women at every stage of life. Unfortunately, many women deprioritize their health because they are so busy taking care of their loved ones. But when women invest ...
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Appreciating Neonatal Nurses

If you’re anticipating the birth of your child, you may have already taken a tour of the maternity wing at Regional Medical Center of San Jose. At our community hospital, a team of highly ...
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Celebrating Skin Cancer Awareness

As summer draws to a close, many families put away their sunscreen. But ideally, skin cancer awareness should be embraced every month of the year and during all sorts of weather. Even on a cloudy day ...
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When and Why You Should Vaccinate Your Kids

Vaccines are important tools that protect against serious preventable illnesses. Understanding the benefits of vaccination and following the right inoculation schedule will prevent your child from ...
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Knowing What Can Happen When You Text and Drive

Distracted driving means operating a vehicle while engaged in a secondary activity, such as eating, reading a map, or texting on a cellphone. While glancing at your cell phone for a few seconds may ...
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Trampolines Pose Dangers for Kids

Healthy play is important for cardiovascular wellness and muscular strength. However, it’s important to ensure that your children are playing on equipment that is both safe and appropriate. ...
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Signs to Look for When You Suspect a Concussion

A concussion is an injury to the brain that often occurs due to a fall or a blow to the head. These injuries can happen to anyone at any time, and symptoms may occur immediately or several hours or ...
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Recognizing and Acting on Summertime Emergencies

Fun in the summer sun is a great way to bring together family members and friends. But if you’re planning to head to the beach, host a family picnic, or enjoy a workout in the summer sun this ...
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Hot Car Death Prevention

The death of a child is always a tragic occurrence, but it’s even more heartbreaking when the death could have been easily prevented. Each summer, some infants, and young children will lose ...
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Water Safety Guidelines to Remember When You Head to the Beach

During the hot summer months in San Jose, many families plan frequent trips to the beach to cool off and unwind. Although the beach is a top destination for recreation and relaxation, it’s ...
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Why Bike Safety Isn't Just for Kids

In the San Jose region, many people regularly commute to work on two wheels, rather than four. Bicycling is a great way to stay physically active while enjoying pollution-free transportation, but it ...
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Understanding the Many Tasks Taken on by ER Physicians

Emergency care physicians are specially trained to handle the unique needs of emergent patients. You can hear more about the many responsibilities of emergency care physicians when you watch this ...
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Why Do Women Typically Live Longer Than Men?

According to both common lore and statistics, women tend to live longer than men. There are a number of factors behind this trend, but it’s important to note that a shorter lifespan compared to ...
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What Are the Most Common Foot and Ankle Injuries Caused by Summer Footwear?

Occasionally wearing flip-flops is not generally a cause for alarm. In fact, podiatrists generally recommend wearing this classic summertime footwear while in a public pool, locker room, and shower ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Sunscreen Use for Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but there are steps individuals can take to reduce their risk of this life-threatening disease. Residents of sunny San Jose can manage their skin health ...
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What Does It Mean to Get Good Service in a Hospital?

Defining good service in a hospital setting is not always easy. Different things matter to each patient, and naturally, good service extends beyond just receiving quality healthcare. At Regional ...
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