Education

Registered nurses achieve advanced degrees

As the graduation march “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play at the Save Mart Center on April 21, a flood of emotions went through Tina Gulbronsen.

“It was surreal,” said Gulbronsen, Community Regional Medical Center’s director of nursing administration. “I saw the bachelor of nursing flag bearer walking down the aisle to lead us and it was amazing.”

High-tech communication tool helps patients’ understanding

Benjamin J. Steinberg D.O. found when explaining complicated surgical procedures of gynecological problems to his patients that words weren’t enough – especially for patients who might not be proficient in English or have a great understanding of the body’s structures. So Dr. Steinberg turned to a new tool – interactive computer animation -- for help communicating complex diagnosis and anatomy.


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For stroke – Think F.A.S.T.

Dr. Warwick, medical director of the stroke program at Community Regional Medical Center, explains the possible signs and symptoms of a stroke — and a way to remember them.

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Depression and your health

Your mind and body are intimately connected, and your overall health depends on both of them working well. This is most evident in depression: Research shows that people who suffer from clinical depression face a higher risk for contracting certain illnesses, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).


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CyberKnife Treatment Overview

The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body.

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You’ve got to move it, move it!

Everyday movement can prevent pain, illness and early death. A recently released medical study found that people who sit for most of the day are 54 percent more likely to die from a heart attack than those who stand or walk.

FAQ

Q. Will I need to have Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) after my hysterectomy?

A. It depends on your age and ovarian status. After a hysterectomy, most women take hormones until their early fifties, but the number drops to about 10% after that. The decision for or against HRT is an individual one, and your surgeon will help you make that choice.


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New child safety seat law

The new child safety seat law in effect Jan. 1, 2012, prohibits anyone from transporting a child under 8 years old without securing that child in an appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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New child safety seat law in effect Jan. 1

This new child safety seat law prohibits anyone from transporting a child under 8 years old without securing that child in an appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards.


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Bariatric Conference

For a third year in a row, more than 30 surgeons from around the nation and from overseas came to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to learn the latest techniques in bariatric revision surgery from pioneers in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Since the surgical technique has been around several decades, more and more patients with more historical surgeries are considering resurgery.

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