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    Where to Find Answers to Your Health Questions

    Last updated 1 day 18 hours ago

    Quality healthcare should be available to everyone regardless of whether they are receiving hospital treatment. In fact, getting wellness guidance while healthy can help to prevent future medical problems. That is why West Hills Hospital offers regular speaking events for individuals who reside in the greater West Hills community. Our Speakers Bureau allows participants to discuss their most pressing healthcare questions and concerns with industry experts. This program was formed to increase public awareness of how to facilitate optimal health and what to do when illness compromises it. Our hospital selects speakers with the knowledge and experience necessary to educate others on a range of wellness topics, including nutrition, exercise, workplace activities, and cancer care.

    To provide our West Hills patients and residents with information pertinent to their everyday lives, we encourage topic requests that can be submitted online or with a phone call. To speak with an associate about our Speakers Bureau services, call (818) 676-4321. We would be happy to discuss our upcoming events and record your topic request.

    How Patients Can Stay Safer in the Hospital

    Last updated 7 days ago

    People go to the hospital to have infections treated. What some individuals may not know is how their risk of infection can increase when in the care of a physician.

    This video discusses how organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are improving patient safety awareness. Infections can develop from many hospital procedures, including catheterization. An infection can happen even when a physician fails to clean his hands prior to handling a patient. Infections can also become resistant to antibiotics if these drugs are given out too frequently. Patients can become proactive about their health by discussing sanitation and treatment practices with their doctors.

    West Hills Hospital takes widespread precautions to protect our patients. To learn more about our infection prevention practices, call our hospital in West Hills at (818) 676-4321.

    What Are the Benefits of Eating Right?

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Many people look to proper nutrition as a way to keep their figures under control. While it’s true that eating right can provide numerous benefits that enhance appearance and self-confidence, establishing a wholesome diet can offer a wide array of important health advantages as well. West Hills Hospital urges the residents of West Hills to keep in mind these significant attributes of eating a well-balanced diet:

    Lower Cancer Risks

    Cancer can develop due to many reasons. Excessive sun exposure can lead to skin cancer. Tobacco usage can bring on lung cancer. However, diet can make a difference when it comes to many other forms of this disease. Especially when poor food choices contribute to weight issues, it can increase the risk of kidney cancer, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer. When individuals become proactive about eating nutritious meals and snacks, they can decrease their danger of suffering from these conditions.

    Reduced Danger of Type 2 Diabetes

    Unhealthy eating habits can bring on several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes. This condition, which develops when the body becomes insulin resistant, often stems from high-calorie and high-sugar diets. Once type 2 diabetes presents, sufferers must make a lifelong commitment to monitoring their blood glucose levels to prevent the onset of diabetic complications, including infection, nerve damage, and loss of eyesight. Children and adults alike can avoid these problems by eating foods devoid of added sugars and excessive calories.

    Better Cardiovascular Function

    Heart disease leads all other illnesses when it comes to loss of life. Yet this condition is largely avoidable when healthy lifestyle habits are in place. Long before a heart attack or stroke occurs, individuals with heart disease typically develop high blood pressure or high cholesterol. These risk factors often stem from eating foods high in sodium and fat. To prevent becoming another victim of heart disease, enjoy foods that contain little salt and unhealthy fats.

    West Hills Hospital can help you take action to protect your health. Regardless of your current state of wellness, we can provide you with the tools you need to prevent or manage cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. To schedule a physical examination at our West Hills facility, call (818) 676-4321.

    "Professional, clean, and responsive staff" | West Hills Hospital Review

    Last updated 21 days ago

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    • I came to this hospital emergency room for chest pains. I didn't even sit in the waiting room for one minute before they took me back and ran tests. (There were no other people in the waiting room, very efficient). They wheeled me back into the nursing area and took very good care of me. The nurses were attentive, pleasant, and concerned... More
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    A Look at Joint Pain and Care [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you frequently experience stiffness, soreness, and reduced mobility in your joints, you may be one of the 27 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis, and is a chronic condition that results in a breakdown of joint cartilage. By managing your risk factors, such as body weight and overuse, you may be able to delay or prevent the onset of this disease. However, because risk factors like age and heredity are out of your control, it is important to take care of your joints even if you lead a healthy lifestyle. West Hills Hospital & Medical Center can help you address joint pain with joint replacement surgery and physical therapy. Explore this infographic to learn more about joint pain and how to care for it. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family. 

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