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Cancer Information - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Cancer Information are listed below.
  • Colon Cancer Awareness Month
    Learn More about Colon Cancer this March Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of ...
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    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 ...
  • Maintaining Healthy After-Sun Skincare
    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 ...
Children's Health - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Children's Health are listed below.
  • Why is Drinking Soda Bad?
    Know What’s in Your Drink Whether we admit it or not, most of us are soda drinkers. According to the recent report of the Centers for Disease Control, about 30 percent of American adults still ...
  • Handwashing 101
    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 ...
  • Preventing Childhood Obesity
    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 ...
Community News - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Community News are listed below.
  • What Is the Paleo Diet?
    Diets seem a lot like fashion these days, coming and going, easily replaced with the next big thing. However, this does not mean every diet you hear about is just a flash in the pan fad that has no ...
  • Sunscreen Application Tips
    While enjoying a day out during the summer, it is easy to get distracted by all the fun and forget about the importance of wearing the appropriate amount of sunscreen. For many people and in many ...
  • National Osteoporosis Month
    Understanding the Risk Factors of This Condition Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by the weakening of the bones, making it more brittle and easier to break. It is a serious ...
Diabetes - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Diabetes are listed below.
  • Why is Drinking Soda Bad?
    Know What’s in Your Drink Whether we admit it or not, most of us are soda drinkers. According to the recent report of the Centers for Disease Control, about 30 percent of American adults still ...
  • Transitioning to a Vegetarian Diet
    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 ...
  • 3 Festive Diabetes-Friendly Recipes
    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 ...
Exercise - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Exercise are listed below.
  • Avoiding Sports Injuries
    Avoiding Sports Injuries Injury has always been part of the game. It is considered as an inevitable consequence of playing sports. However, no one really likes to be injured. This is especially true ...
  • How to Prevent Gout?
    Symptoms & Causes of Gout What do Beethoven, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Dickens have in common? Aside from being great men, these famous personalities were gout sufferers. For many centuries, ...
  • How to Increase Your Steps per Day
    Hit Your Steps Goal even with Your Busy Schedule Walking is one of the easiest and most convenient forms of exercise. Many studies show that walking can be beneficial if you want to lose weight, keep ...
Food and Recipes - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Food and Recipes are listed below.
  • 5 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake
    The dangers of sugar are very real. Despite how little we hear about its consequences, it is one of the unhealthiest things we consume on a daily basis. Excessive sugar intake can lead to a number of ...
  • Plant Proteins and Recipes
    Nowadays, people are far more health-conscious than in years past. With so much going on in the food industry, particularly with meat, it’s no wonder many people are turning to veganism and ...
  • What Is the Paleo Diet?
    Diets seem a lot like fashion these days, coming and going, easily replaced with the next big thing. However, this does not mean every diet you hear about is just a flash in the pan fad that has no ...
Health Tips - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Health Tips are listed below.
  • 5 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake
    The dangers of sugar are very real. Despite how little we hear about its consequences, it is one of the unhealthiest things we consume on a daily basis. Excessive sugar intake can lead to a number of ...
  • Plant Proteins and Recipes
    Nowadays, people are far more health-conscious than in years past. With so much going on in the food industry, particularly with meat, it’s no wonder many people are turning to veganism and ...
  • Tension Headache Remedies
    Is there anything as debilitating as a tension headache? For those who are unlucky enough to suffer from them, the answer would be a resounding no. Tension headaches are extremely common, and can be ...
Heart and Vascular Center - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Heart and Vascular Center are listed below.
  • Stroke Awareness
    Stroke—It Can Happen to Anyone! May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year, the campaign is highlighting the growing number of stroke incidents among young people. ...
  • What is Atrial Fibrillation?
    Your heart is like a well-oiled machine, contracting and relaxing to a regular beat when it pumps blood to your body. If you feel that your heartbeat is always racing as if it’s skipping a beat ...
  • American Heart Month
    If you feel like your heart is making a weird pitter-patter or skipping a beat this Valentine’s Day, you may have been struck by Cupid’s arrow—or it may also be time to get your ...
Heart Health - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Heart Health are listed below.
  • Stroke Awareness
    Stroke—It Can Happen to Anyone! May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year, the campaign is highlighting the growing number of stroke incidents among young people. ...
  • What is Atrial Fibrillation?
    Your heart is like a well-oiled machine, contracting and relaxing to a regular beat when it pumps blood to your body. If you feel that your heartbeat is always racing as if it’s skipping a beat ...
  • American Heart Month
    If you feel like your heart is making a weird pitter-patter or skipping a beat this Valentine’s Day, you may have been struck by Cupid’s arrow—or it may also be time to get your ...
Hospital News - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Hospital News are listed below.
Maternity - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Maternity are listed below.
  • Safe Pregnancy Exercises
    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 ...
  • 4 Stretches to Ease Pregnancy Pain
    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 ...
Men's Health - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Men's Health are listed below.
  • Transitioning to a Vegetarian Diet
    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 ...
  • Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol
    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 ...
  • Stroke Awareness Month
    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 ...
Nutrition - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Nutrition are listed below.
  • 5 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake
    The dangers of sugar are very real. Despite how little we hear about its consequences, it is one of the unhealthiest things we consume on a daily basis. Excessive sugar intake can lead to a number of ...
  • Plant Proteins and Recipes
    Nowadays, people are far more health-conscious than in years past. With so much going on in the food industry, particularly with meat, it’s no wonder many people are turning to veganism and ...
  • What is Watermelon Water?
    Many of us have probably witnessed numerous health trends and crazes come and go, some of which are viable options while others can either be dangerous or ineffective. One of today’s newest ...
Orthopedics - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Orthopedics are listed below.
  • 3 Leg Stretches
    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 ...
Patient Care - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Patient Care are listed below.
  • CPR 101
    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 ...
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Nutrition
    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 ...
Patient Information - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Patient Information are listed below.
  • What is Atrial Fibrillation?
    Your heart is like a well-oiled machine, contracting and relaxing to a regular beat when it pumps blood to your body. If you feel that your heartbeat is always racing as if it’s skipping a beat ...
  • Handwashing 101
    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 ...
  • Immunization Records for School
    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 ...
Physical Therapy - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Physical Therapy are listed below.
  • 3 Leg Stretches
    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 ...
Prevention - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Prevention are listed below.
  • Avoiding Sports Injuries
    Avoiding Sports Injuries Injury has always been part of the game. It is considered as an inevitable consequence of playing sports. However, no one really likes to be injured. This is especially true ...
  • Stroke Awareness
    Stroke—It Can Happen to Anyone! May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year, the campaign is highlighting the growing number of stroke incidents among young people. ...
  • National Osteoporosis Month
    Understanding the Risk Factors of This Condition Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by the weakening of the bones, making it more brittle and easier to break. It is a serious ...
Quality and Safety - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Quality and Safety are listed below.
  • Sunscreen Application Tips
    While enjoying a day out during the summer, it is easy to get distracted by all the fun and forget about the importance of wearing the appropriate amount of sunscreen. For many people and in many ...
  • Handwashing 101
    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 ...
  • Garfield Medical Center Earns Top Performer Recognition from The Joint Commission
    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 ...
Staff Stories - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Staff Stories are listed below.
  • Garfield's Chief Nursing Officer Featured in Working Nurse Article
    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 ...
  • Gunda Adams: Hospital Hero
    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 ...
Stroke - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Stroke are listed below.
  • Transitioning to a Vegetarian Diet
    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 ...
  • Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol
    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 ...
  • Stroke Awareness Month
    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 ...
Wellness - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Wellness are listed below.
  • Tension Headache Remedies
    Is there anything as debilitating as a tension headache? For those who are unlucky enough to suffer from them, the answer would be a resounding no. Tension headaches are extremely common, and can be ...
  • Stress Awareness
    What Stress Can Do to Your Health Life is full of stressful situations. It’s a fact of life. Stress have had some negative connotations in the past, but in fact, not all stress is bad. For some ...
  • How to Prevent Gout?
    Symptoms & Causes of Gout What do Beethoven, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Dickens have in common? Aside from being great men, these famous personalities were gout sufferers. For many centuries, ...
Women's Health - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Women's Health are listed below.
  • Transitioning to a Vegetarian Diet
    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 ...
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    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 ...
  • Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol
    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 ...