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Blog Posts in 2017

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Do You Need to Go to the Hospital for a Rash?

In most cases, a rash is a simple, if annoying, condition that can be relatively easily managed with home care. There are instances when a rash is actually a sign that you need emergency care. How can ...
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Don't Die of Doubt: Call 9-1-1 to Get to the ER

The ramifications of delayed emergency care can include the need for more invasive treatments, lifelong disability, and even loss of life. Time is rarely more precious than when you think you or ...
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Don't Let Your Dog Leash Cause You Injuries

When you walk your dog, you’re probably thinking of getting exercise for your pup and yourself. One thing that is not likely to be on your mind is the dangers of your dog’s leash. In fact, ...
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You've Had Your Baby, Now What?

Most new parents are so focused on what to expect during labor and delivery that they scarcely think about what comes next. No matter how prepared you are, recovering from delivery and transitioning ...
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Heart Attack Signs Specific to Younger Women

Heart attacks, or myocardial infarctions, aren’t just a problem for older men. Many younger women suffer heart attacks and not all of them seek emergency care, because they fail to recognize the ...
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How Natural Disasters Can Influence Heart Attack Risk

Effective heart attack prevention plans require a multifaceted approach. Patients can be proactive by managing underlying medical conditions, eating nutritional and well-balanced meals, and exercising ...
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How Is the Severity of a Stroke Determined?

When a stroke occurs, getting emergency care is of the utmost importance. The sooner a patient receives stroke care, the better his or her chances of survival and favorable long-term outcomes. As soon ...
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What All Women Can Do to Lower Their Risk of Heart Disease

Your health is a long-term investment that requires active management. When you take action today to support your heart health, you’ll reap the rewards later in life. There are many simple ways ...
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Key Facts About Falls

Just a few seconds is all it takes to go from enjoying independence in one’s golden years to struggling with long-term disabilities. Seniors are at a high risk of life-changing injuries caused ...
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Keep Medication Out of Your Children's Reach

Every responsible parent spends considerable time childproofing the home before bringing the new arrival home from the hospital. But effective childproofing is actually an ongoing task. Long after ...
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What to Do When a Patient Refuses to Go to the ER

Emergency care services can save the lives of patients who suffer serious medical problems, but what happens when a patient refuses to go to the hospital? Some patients refuse emergency care simply ...
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2017 Flu Cases on the Rise

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? If not, it’s not too late to make a quick visit to your community hospital in San Jose. Influenza can be a serious illness and health experts say the current ...
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