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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The Wound Care Center at Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Wound Care Center

Many individuals in the United States suffer from chronic wounds each year, including those caused by diabetes, traumatic injury, poor circulation, and various other conditions. Fortunately, San Jose’s Regional Medical Center Wound Care Center is one of the best in the nation.


Comprehensive Treatment
The Wound Care Center at Regional Medical Center of San Jose provides comprehensive out-patient treatment services for all non-healing wounds, wounds and sores that have not started to heal within a month from onset, or for wounds which have not healed entirely within a two month period. As a network member of Diversified Clinical Services, the nation’s largest disease management company specializing in chronic wounds, our Wound Care Center features the best evidence-based wound care treatment services in the San Jose area


Immediate Care
Upon your first visit, our wound care team of physicians and nurses will evaluate your wound and general medical history, and perform specialized tests regarding the oxygen and blood flow in the wound area. In some cases, our physicians may refer you to our laboratory for additional testing in order to better identify any additional factors that may be preventing your wound from healing properly. After testing, our team of wound-healing experts will develop a treatment program for your specific needs. We also provide detailed instructions regarding home care, dressing changes, and wound protection for avoiding further injury.


For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Wound Care Center, contact Regional Medical Center of San Jose at (408) 259-4000.


Halloween Safety Tips from Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Regional Medical Center of San Jose would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy Halloween!

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Cardiovascular Services at Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Cardiovascular Health

When it comes to the health of your cardiovascular system, you’ll want the very best team of medical experts by your side. Regional Medical Center’s Heart Hospital provides the very best in cardiovascular services.

Our Heart Center
Here at the Regional Medical Center of San Jose, we understand the growing needs of our patients; that’s why we expanded our services in 2009 to offer patients with lung, vascular, and cardiac system disorders with a comprehensive, first-class program including diagnostic examinations, treatments, and surgical interventions. Some of our services include heart diagnostic testing, hearth catheterizations, pacemaker implantation, electrophysiology, and cardiovascular services. We are also nationally recognized as an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Our Cardiovascular Services program uses a multidisciplinary approach, complete with a team of highly-skilled cardiologists, surgeons, nurses, and a support staff—all of which are dedicated to ensure the very best care for our patients. In fact, our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for urgent medical care services.

For quality cardiovascular care, contact Regional Medical Center of San Jose online or call (888)762-8881 for more information.


Down Syndrome Awareness

The month of October is designated as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month as a way to educate patients on the causes and symptoms, and spread awareness of the incredible abilities of children diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

In this video, NDSCvids.com provides an inspirational video on the everyday lives and activities enjoyed by those afflicted with Down Syndrome. Learn how individuals, both with Down Syndrome and without, are more alike than different in this full clip.

If you’re looking for more information on Down Syndrome or are interested in taking an educational course, contact Regional Medical Center of San Jose at (408) 259-4000. Visit our website for more information on your educational and support options.


What is Depression?

Depression

Studies show that depression is the leading cause of disability for individuals between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States.


Depression refers to a mental illness characterized by feelings of intense sadness, low mood, and lack of interest in everyday activities that interferes with one’s ability to function normally. Some individuals can suffer from depression for weeks, months, or even years and are unable to recover without sufficient treatment.

Causes and Risk Factors
Depression may be caused by a number of mental, physical, and environmental factors, such as:

  • Chronic stress or stressful life events
  • Low self-esteem
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Altered brain structure and function following a stroke
  • Illnesses such as chronic pain, hypothyroidism, anemia, Parkinson’s disease, or cancer
  • Imbalances in the hormones and chemicals within the brain
  • Substance abuse and smoking
  • Family history of depression
  • Certain medications, such as those used to treat high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, heart problems, and high cholesterol

Symptoms
While depression can vary from person to person and change over time, some of the most common symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent feelings of emptiness, anxiety, or sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Feeling tired, oversleeping, or difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of interest in hobbies, activities, and sex
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Changes in eating habits, weight gain or loss
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Treatment Options
There are many treatment options available for individuals with depression, such as psychotherapy, diet and exercise, antidepressant medications, electroconvulsive therapy, vagal nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and bright light therapy.

Are you showing signs of depression? Let our physicians and nurses with Regional Medical Center of San Jose help identify your symptoms and provide the best treatment options for your needs. Contact us online, visit our website, or give us a call for more information. (408) 259-4000


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