HEALTH
Huntington Hospital Emergency Dept. Doctor: What Should You Do if You Get the Flu

Late last month, Los Angeles County health officials confirmed the first flu death of this year’s season for the County. Eleven others had died throughout California. Officials urged the public to get a flu shot. “I would like to remind everyone that even if you’re…

How can We Protect Ourselves from the Zika Virus this Holiday Season?

In today’s world there are many things that one must watch out for and in California, one of those things has become…

Benefits of Swimming: Improved Blood Flow Boosts Cognitive Function

Physical benefits of swimming are obvious when you look at athletes like 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Those well toned muscles, physical strength, and…

Recognizing Concussion Symptoms

Head injury continues to be a serious concern in youth sports, even when wearing helmets. Concussion problems have become a focus when…

Periodontal Disease Linked to Systemic Health Problems

Doctors today recognize that systemic problems, just like stress, can affect the body in ways not directly related to the problems the body is having.…

Why the Warning Signs of Suicide are Important

This story was originally a Blog post on the Hillsides website: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people…

Exercise for Building Core Strength

Core strength is very important in maintaining a healthy, injury-free lifestyle especially if you take part in exercise programs or sports that will tax your…

Using Yoga as Therapy

The difficulties of recovering from injuries or illnesses can sometimes seem insurmountable, but yoga offers solutions for the mind, body and soul…

Chris Nyerges | “The Medicine Finally Worked…”

Sometime in late 1978, my mother shared with me an experience she had with the Aloe vera plant. My mother, Marie, was a Registered Nurse…

Crowell Library: It’s Flu Season – Be Prepared

Huntington Hospital Community Outreach Nurses will be presenting a free program at Crowell Public Library, “Flu-Busters, Seasonal Influenza,” on Thursday, September 27 in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Attendees will hear a brief history of flu pandemics, learn flu virus basics, and about prevention, symptoms, possible complications, antiviral drugs and the importance of the flu vaccination, all in one fact-packed hour from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Then, on Thursday, October 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., patrons can return to the Library to receive a free flu shot while supplies last. The vaccines are for adults aged 18 years and…

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