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How to Burn More Calories Than You’re Eating

A combination of eating fewer calories and exercising to burn more calories is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Here are three tips on how to burn more calories than you're eating.

Hospital Awarded 2020 Patient Safety Award Putting it in Top 5% in Nation

Nothing is more important than patient safety, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community can take comfort in the fact that Southern California Hospital at Hollywood is among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety Excellence in 2020.

Hospital Receives National Clinical Recognition in 2020 for Pulmonary, GI, Heart Attack, Pneumonia and More Conditions

Southern California Hospital at Hollywood received national clinical recognition in pulmonary and GI care, heart attack, COPD and other conditions, which should give peace of mind to Hollywood residents.

Recognizing Our Heroes on the Front Line of Pandemic

In this video, Prospect Medical clinical leaders across the nation share stories of sacrifice, encouragement and thanks from the front lines of care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Southern California Hospitals at Hollywood and Culver City Named America’s 100 Best for Gastrointestinal Care in 2020

Southern California Hospitals at Hollywood and Culver City are named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care in 2020, according to a national study by Healthgrades. In addition to the GI care recognition, the hospitals were recognized with more than 15 clinical achievements in 2020.

Saluting Nurses During National Nurses Week

Every year, we celebrate National Nurses Week. This year, at this exceptional time, our Prospect Medical nurses’ sacrifices, dedication, and compassion have an even deeper meaning. I thank all our nurses for the tremendous work they do every day to care for our patients, especially during this pandemic.

National Doctors’ Day - Thanking Those on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day across our nation. Many of our physicians are on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, so today we recognize our talented and committed doctors. Regardless of their specialty, the COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges to our doctors requiring sacrifice, dedication and compassion. 

Prospect Medical CEO’s Message to Our Employees and Patients

Prospect Medical leaders at every level of our organization, clinical and non-clinical alike, are working around the clock to be responsive and proactive in the fight to identify and treat those infected by the virus, and protect those who are not from the threat.  Teams are meeting several times a day to assess the evolving situation, particularly its impacts on our employees and providers, patients and their families, hospitals and other facilities, communities, and those we are proud to serve.

National Patient Safety Awareness Week Spotlights Safe Hospitals

March 8-14 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week, which is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about healthcare safety. During this week, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally, as well as inspire action to improve the safety of the healthcare system—for patients and the workforce.

Southern California Hospital at Hollywood’s Launches Journey to Become a High Reliability Organization

Patient safety is a top priority at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood, which is why the hospital leadership is committed to becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO).

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

To mark American Heart Month, NHLBI, one of the National Institutes of Health, is inviting people across the country to team up and join #OurHearts, a national heart health initiative that encourages people to improve heart health together.

6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure with Exercise

Maintaining healthy blood pressure is a critical part of maintaining general health. Blood pressure is the force blood exerts against the walls of your arteries. This force is primarily a function of how hard your heart is pumping and how much resistance to that blood flow your arteries are exerting. Resistance can come from the narrowing of arteries as we age or as a function of poor diet, inflammation, and other factors. 

Heart Disease is Leading Cause of Death for Hispanics/Latinos in U.S.

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.

5 Tips to Create a Heart-Healthy Grocery List

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.

Go Red for Women is Life-Changing Information

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.

Make 4 Lifestyle Changes During American Heart Month

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.

Hollywood Goes Red in February

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.

7 Ways to Eat Smart for Your Heart

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.

New Year’s Gym Resolution: Navigation Tips for Long-Term Success

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.

New Year’s Resolution: 5 Hacks to Meet 10,000 Steps a Day Goal

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.

Signs Your Backache is More Than Just Pain

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.

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13 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

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.

What to Expect During Your Annual Physical

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.

Hollywood Hospital Recognized for Meeting the Healthy People Flu Vaccine Target for 2020

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.

Latest Research on Preventing, Managing and, Yes, Even Reversing Diabetes

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.

5 Ways to Keep Your Joints Healthy

Keeping your joints healthy should be a top priority. Beyond avoiding the significant pain of injured or inflamed joints, healthy joints enable you to live life fully.

Malissa’s Surgical Journey to Her “True Self”

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.

Southern California Hospitals at Hollywood and Culver City Awarded Four Stars by Government Agency

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.

8 Ways Pets are Good for Your Health

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.

What is a Leaky Gut?

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.

Hollywood Summer Safety Tips

Summer is the time of year everyone seems to look forward to! School is out, and family time and vacations are planned and enjoyed. However, summer creates a set of dangers and issues we should all be aware of and prepare for.

Southern California Hospital at Hollywood among Top 5% in Nation for Patient Safety in 2019

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).

Tips to Prevent Spring Allergies

Ah yes, spring is in the air—along with all the sneeze-inducing pollen! Seasonal allergies are extremely common, but no need to suffer this year. Numerous strategies can help reduce or prevent your symptoms before they start.

Health Transformation: How to Know When You’re Ready

Many of us want to lose weight. Many of us want to be healthier. Many of us want to change aspects of our lives or substantial parts of our lives that we don’t feel are serving us well. And many of us just can’t seem to make that change happen.

Hollywood Hospital Awarded with National Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 14th Year in a Row

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.