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Is Vegetarianism Right for You? There are different reasons why many individuals are deciding to make the switch to a vegetarian diet. While some are considering the health benefits of this kind of lifestyle, others are more driven by personal ...
Keeping your hands clean is the easiest and most efficient way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs / diseases to others. As kids, we were always reminded by our parents or teachers to wash our hands as frequently as possible—especially ...
Helpful Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Holiday Season Many people who are focused on losing weight can face serious challenges in reaching their goals when they reach the holiday season. It can be a joyous time filled with friends, family, and ...
Mouthwatering Feast for Diabetics Preparing a feast for family members with diabetes does not have to be difficult. When you think about it, a healthy diabetic diet consists of fewer carbohydrates and calories with increased fiber and healthy ...
Tea has many health benefits such as reducing your risk of heart disease, protecting your bones, weight loss, and a high amounts of antioxidants. There are studies, however, suggesting that tea leaves contain more caffeine than coffee beans. Caffeine ...
October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness month and a lot of organizations and brands are already gearing up to show their support. Prepare to see a lot of pink! According to the CDC, more than 200,000 American women get breast cancer each year ...
A person with high cholesterol levels has twice the risk of heart diseases, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. Most often, high cholesterol is a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. A doctor may prescribe medication to get your high ...
The national childhood obesity rate in the U.S. is around 17%. Since 1980, obesity rates in children have tripled and start in earlier ages. In general, focusing on small, permanent changes in diet and exercise to help a child reach and maintain an ...
At the end of a long flight, you may feel groggy, sore, numb, and pretty miserable overall. Making just a few simple changes to your flying routine could help you feel refreshed and ready to move by the time you land. Even though you don’t have ...
As summer winds down and the school year approaches, your mind is probably turning to your child’s back to school checklist. Whether your child is simply returning to school, entering school for the first time, transferring schools, or ...
American Heart Association recognizes Garfield Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care GARFIELD MEDICAL CENTER received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold ...
Summer means it’s time for picnics, good times, and delicious food. Because of the abundance of fruits in season, there’s no better time of year to try out new fruity dessert recipes. Ripe, seasonal fruits are packed with nutrition and ...
Staying active while pregnant, within certain guidelines, can provide immense health benefits to both mother and child. Every pregnant woman dreams of regaining her normal figure after the baby is born. Chances are, exercise during pregnancy will ...
With the sun shining brighter and temperatures rising, summer must be here. As the season settles in, many flock outdoors to enjoy the warm weather and the time away from work or school. While the beach may beckon or the pool may be begging for a ...
Incorporating more vegetarian meals into your weekly diet is a great idea and could have major benefits for your heart health. That’s why many American families have embraced the idea of “Meatless Monday.” The basic idea is to limit ...
Three Leg Stretches Many people have a glaring omission in their workout regimes: Stretching. For many reasons, stretching is just as important as strength training and aerobic exercise. There are several reasons why this is true. Stretching helps ...
CPR 101
May 30
CPR 101: Here’s What You Need to Know Today we’re going to be talking about CPR—simply one of the most important pieces of practical knowledge any person should have at their disposal. First we’ll look at some background ...
May Is Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month May is Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month. Did you know that skin cancer is the leading form of cancer in the United States? Melanoma is the most extreme and deadly ...
May Is National Stroke Awareness Month May is National Stoke Awareness Month in the United States of America. Close to 800,000 strokes occur in the United States alone every year. Because of the high rate of strokes in this country, Stroke Awareness ...
Staying Healthy & Active in the San Gabriel Valley! Hiking is one of the best forms of exercise possible. As John Muir said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” He wasn’t wrong. Not only does hiking ...
We are looking for healthcare professionals to join our team! Garfield Medical Center is hosting a job far on Friday, April 22, from 10:00am-2:00pm at the hospital located at 525 N. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park. We have openings for: Registered ...
Who doesn’t love eating a meticulously prepared meal that tastes great and makes you feel great as well? While eating healthy is ideal, what about during the week when you don’t have all the time in the world to prepare the perfect meal? ...
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a systemic inflammatory disease which manifests itself in multiple joints of the body and primarily affects the lining of the ...
3 Tips for Osteoporosis Prevention Your bones are foundational support for the rest of your body and it is crucial that you protect them as best you can in order to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. Osteoporosis slowly weakens that foundation when ...
Exercises to Maintain a Healthy Heart In the early part of a new year, physical fitness seems to be on everyone’s mind. It’s February—the time where all those New Year’s resolutions are really put to the test. If you made ...
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