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GMC Blog Posts in 2015

The Signs & Symptoms of an Ischemic Stroke A stroke is one of the most devastating circulatory system attacks a person can experience. The most well-known type of stroke is known as an ischemic stroke—it blocks the blood vessels bringing ...
There are several varieties of cooking oils, all made from various ingredients or different processes. Different cooking oils often tout health benefits of all kinds, but it’s not just marketing. The diverse ingredients that make up cooking ...
We are pleased to announce The Joint Commission has named Garfield Medical Center as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures ® . The hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve this distinction based on excellence ...
Easy Stretches for Stronger Flexibility Pregnancy aches and pains are often considered par for the course when having a baby. While some discomfort can be expected, many pains are the result of muscle tension that can be easily remedied. Stretching ...
Heart problems can be rooted in a few different issues, and while they are all serious, they are not all obvious. One often-undiagnosed heart problem is atrial fibrillation. Put simply, atrial fibrillation is when your heart is beating out of rhythm. ...
The Benefits of Handling Food Safely Though food safety is often associated with professional chefs and restaurants, proper food handling has some great benefits for the home kitchen as well. In general, handling food safely allows you to enjoy the ...
What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone growth disease. It causes either too much or too little bone growth, which in turn makes bones brittle. Extreme cases can mean that actions like bumping into a table or sneezing can cause bone fractures. ...
Addressing Common Confusion When people experience congestion, stuffy or runny noses, they are quick to retrieve cold medicine or allergy medication. In general, people are fairly confident about diagnosing themselves in simple cases. A recent study ...
Studies indicate that people who engage in even a little bit of moderate exercise a few times a week are half as likely to develop heart disease. If you’ve led an inactive lifestyle for years, it’s never too late to begin changing your ...
One of the leading causes of absenteeism for children is asthma. As more and more children are diagnosed with asthma, school attendance will continue to suffer if parents don’t intervene. Your child deserves to have the chance to do well in ...
The summer weather is one of the highlights of the season, bringing with it the promise of bronze skin and long days at the beach or by the pool. However, the reality is that too much sunlight vastly increases the risk of skin cancer. According to ...
The benefits of eating local produce in-season are numerous. The main benefit of locally-grown produce is it is picked when it is much closer to ripeness, which means that it has reached the natural end of its growth process. Fully-ripened fruits and ...
Everyone knows that staying hydrated is incredibly important to your health. Water is a major part of the body’s functions, participating in nearly every process. It’s present in the muscles, the bones, the fat, the brain, and all other ...
Recently, physicians are seeing more patients with low Vitamin D levels. This is a concern because low Vitamin D levels have been linked to diabetes, heart disease, depression, and impaired immunity. More studies are coming out showing that low ...
Garfield Medical Center will be hosting our first blood drive of the year on Wednesday, April 29th. To address the ongoing blood supply shortage in our community, we are hosting a series of blood drives this year in partnership with American Red ...
March is Save Your Vision Month! Save Your Vision Month is sponsored by the American Optometric Association. The goal is to remind people how important it is to get your eyes checked and maintain eye health. Below are 7 healthy eye tips: Get your ...
February is “Heart Healthy” month. Millions of people are diagnosed with heart disease every year. One of the best ways to prevent heart disease is by eating a heart healthy diet. Many people believe that switching to a heart healthy diet ...
Garfield has a long history of providing excellent medical care in the San Gabriel Valley area. While we embrace a culturally diverse population for which we serve, there are challenges when it comes to the issue of donation of organs and tissues. ...
Garfield Medical Center's Chief Nursing Officer, Herbert Villafuerte, RN, MBA, CEN, CCRN, is featured in an article on men in nursing in this month's issue of Working Nurse. Herbert is featured with several other male nurses to highlight the ...
Kunigunda (Gunda) Adams, one of our most loyal employees, was recently awarded the Hospital Hero award at the 9 th Annual Hospital Hero Awards Luncheon, which took place November 21, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Gunda was amongst many ...