Diabetes is nothing to smile about. The disease can cause serious damage to your body. It can even harm your teeth. Oral health problems Fewer people overall are developing diabetes. If you already have the disease, though, you need to be aware of its complications. You may know that you have to pay special attention…

diabetes Americans

(HealthDay News) — 1 in 7 Americans have diabetes, and many don’t even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of Americans have diabetes — 10 percent know it and more than 4 percent are undiagnosed. “Diabetes remains a…

In adults, a screening blood sugar test is generally used to see whether blood sugar is too high. Often adults with raised blood sugar don’t have obvious symptoms of diabetes or prediabetes. Finding and treating type 2 diabetes early is important to prevent problems that it can cause. Type 2 on the rise Type 2 diabetes…

Respiratory Therapists

At San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital it is Respiratory Care Week and we want to thank our tremendous SGMH Respiratory Therapists who are dedicated to our patient’s safety and health. They do so much for our hospital and we are extremely grateful for the hard work they do every day. When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters and…

breast cancer

A friendly reminder to our patients, during weekdays in October we offer $60 mammogram screenings, including doctor reading. Which is important in order to diagnose breast cancer when it is still in its early stages, and thus easier to treat and cure. Test your knowledge about breast cancer by answering the questions below: 1.  How many…

breast cancer awareness month

(HealthDay News) — It’s never too late for women to lose weight to lower their breast cancer risk, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a 5 percent or greater weight loss after menopause could lower the odds of breast cancer by about 12 percent. For a 170-pound woman, a 5 percent weight loss would…

mammography

(HealthDay News) — After American women began to adopt annual mammography screening in the 1980s, a very healthy thing happened: the average size of newly discovered breast tumors got smaller. Mammography is making a positive difference as more people have adapted to getting regular mammogram screenings. That’s the finding from a new look at data…

mammograms

Much of the debate over when to start having mammograms has focused on lives saved, but new research suggests that early screening might also translate into smaller tumors and less aggressive breast cancer treatments. “There are multiple benefits of mammography in terms of early detection. Not only do we save lives, but we reduce the…

Advance planning Make sure legal documents have been drawn up. This includes an up-to-date will, a durable power of attorney, a living will, and a health-care proxy. Research the housing options and services available in your parents’ community. Discuss with your loved ones how you can help with their future housing, financial, and medical-care needs….

A child falls and gets back up over and over again. But when an older person falls, the result can be much more serious. Beyond bumps and bruises, an older adult who falls can suffer a broken bone or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, the rate of TBIs due to falls among older…

Screening mammograms are breast X-rays that can detect breast cancer before it causes symptoms. Experts agree that mammograms save lives. But there’s a difference of opinion about the best age to start getting them. In guidelines from different groups within the past few years, the recommended starting age varies from 40 to 50. So when…

reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 4th, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want to remember certain information? Try reading it out loud. A new study finds that improves your chances of remembering it. Canadian researchers asked 95 people to remember written information in four different ways: reading the information silently; hearing someone else read it; listening to a recording of…

Swaddling and SIDS: What New Parents Should Know

What the Study Says First, it’s important to better understand the study’s findings. Researchers found that swaddling was associated with an increased risk for SIDS, but the risk was highest among infants sleeping on their stomachs and sides and lowest among those sleeping on their backs, according to the study in the journal Pediatrics. This further…

risk osteoporosis

Staying active is key to living a healthy life as you age. Unfortunately, osteoporosis is a common disease that can lead to serious injuries and compromise your mobility. Osteoporosis affects both men and women and causes your bones to become weak and fragile. As you lose bone mass, you’re more likely to break a bone….

Partnering with BioVigil to Abate C. Diff and Increase Hand Hygiene Compliance San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital is a 72-bed acute care hospital nestled in Banning California, about a forty minute drive from Palm Springs. San Gorgonio Memorial serves the small communities of San Gorgonio Pass. For the last three years, San Gorgonio Memorial received Inland…