February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others in the Hispanic/Latino communities.
Sometimes grocery shopping can be a dangerous task. We tend to go to the grocery store when we are hungry, ready to scoop up all the delicious-looking, ready-made food or sweets from the bakery.
Next time the sensation to grab the first box of cookies you see takes over, think about your heart! Did you know that each year about 800,000 people die from heart disease? It’s up to you to keep your heart healthy, and you can start by making sure your fridge and pantry are stocked with heart-healthy foods.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past decades, only about half (56%) of women recognize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Many believe it’s cancer, yet heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.
For this reason, The American Heart Association created the Go Red for Women awareness campaign. The campaign is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both women and men. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news is that healthy choices can help manage or prevent heart disease. Many of us set up a New Year’s Resolutions in January related to lifestyle improvements, such as eating healthier, exercising more, and reducing stress. These lifestyle changes not only help you, but creates a framework that your children will take into adulthood. February Heart Month provides another opportunity to keep those positive lifestyle changes.
There is a reason that National Heart Month falls in February—the same month that Valentine’s Day is celebrated. As Valentine’s Day is all about the heart, this is a good match. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both American men and women; almost one in every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease. African-American men are especially susceptible.
Knowing which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit is a powerful way to prevent heart disease and improve your overall health. Use the steps below to work toward a more heart-healthy diet. Here are 6 easy ways to eat smart for your heart.
You just joined a gym as part of your New Year’s Resolution to get into shape, and maybe feel a little intimidated by the whole new environment. Congratulations on taking the first step toward fitness. You may feel confused and conspicuous the first few times you walk in the gym. However, the best place to begin is with the new member orientation.
It’s official! You’re the proud owner of shiny new fitness tracker as part of your New Year’s Resolution to walk 10,000 steps a day. Sure, you can hit that number when it’s gym day, but it can be a bit more difficult on your off days. This hurdle can be overcome by making a few little changes in your daily routine.
Does your back give you pain? Well, you are not alone. About 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. So, when should you be concerned that your back pain is too severe to cope with on your own? Read on to see if surgery or other interventions are right for you.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Uncontrolled cases can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions.
Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This is known as prediabetes.
It's estimated that up to 70% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, progressing from prediabetes to diabetes isn't inevitable.
It's time again for your annual checkup. What your doctor does during your yearly exam will vary to some degree based on your age, changes in your health, and other variables. Different doctors may also check different things simply because exam protocols vary. Also, if there is something specific you need to have examined, it could require a specialist to diagnose the problem properly.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recognized Southern California Hospital at Hollywood and its sister hospital in Culver City for meeting or exceeding the Healthy People 2020 target of 90% influenza-vaccination coverage for healthcare personnel.
Hollywood Hospital Nationally Recognized for Heart Attack and Heart Failure Treatment for Fifth Year
Southern California Hospital at Hollywood received five-star ratings for “Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure” for the fifth year in a row by Healthgrades (2015-2019). Heart failure occurs when your heart is damaged and too weak to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body.
The rate of type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing around the world. Over 80% of people have prediabetes, which means high blood sugar and/or high A1C with the high risk for developing diabetes.
Malissa had waited more than 25 years for her dream to come true: to feel fully content in her own body. Thanks to modern medicine and advanced surgical techniques, Malissa, 52, is now comfortable with her new self after undergoing gender confirmation surgery with Beverly Hills-based Dr. Alexander Sinclair at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Southern California Hospitals (SCH) at Culver City and Hollywood an impressive four out of five stars for high-quality health measures.
Whether it’s a cat, dog, horse or iguana, pets can improve your overall health and happiness. We know they enrich our lives in many ways, but you may be surprised to learn how many health benefits our furry friends encourage. Research suggests that the bond and companionship pets offer contribute to improved mental health, not to mention the exercise you get from walks and playtime. Read on to learn the many ways your pet can boost your health.
As an increasing number of people turn to gluten-free diets to soothe gastrointestinal problems, it’s worth considering that the cause of some of this distress could be “leaky gut.” The term refers to the increased permeability of the gap junctions between the intestinal cells, which allows food particles to pass from the digestive tract into the bloodstream.
Southern California Hospital at Hollywood received the 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, putting the hospital in the top 5% in the nation among acute care hospitals for patient safety for the second year in a row. This is the fourth year the hospital has achieved this distinction (2015-16, 2018-2019).
Southern California Hospital at Hollywood is a national recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ 14 Years in a row (2005-2018), which makes it among the top 10% in the nation for pulmonary care.
National Study: Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood Recognized as Five-Star Recipients
Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood are recognized with five stars—the highest rating—in five clinical areas for 2019, according to Healthgrades.
Southern California Hospital at Hollywood received the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, putting it in the top 5% in the nation among short-term acute care hospitals for patient safety for a third year.