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Blog Posts in 2017

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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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