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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

SIDS

October is designated as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month as a way to educate the public on the leading cause of death in children between one month and one year of age. There’s no better time to reflect on SIDS and what Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center can do to help.

What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?
Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, refers to the unexpected, sudden death of a child under age one that cannot be explained by an autopsy. Ninety percent of SIDS cases occur by six months of age but is also extremely likely between two and four months. While the death rate for SIDS has decreased within the past ten years, SIDS is still one of the leading causes of infant death, taking the lives of thousands of babies each year in the United States. The direct cause of SIDS is unknown; however, studies indicate that it may be related to problems with sleep arousal or the body’s inability to sense an excess of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.

Risk Factors
A number of factors have been linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, including:

  • Infants that sleep on their stomach
  • Infants who sleep in the same bed as their parents
  • Infants who are exposed to cigarette smoke before or after birth
  • Babies who sleep with soft-bedding
  • Premature birth
  • Mothers who use illegal drugs during pregnancy
  • Lack of prenatal care

Here at the Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, our skilled pediatric medical and nursing staff members provide exceptional care using the highest technological equipment available. Our team includes expertise in pediatric general surgery, cardiology, nephrology, gastroenterology, hematology, and even genetics. Our emergency department is also the proud recipient of the Los Angeles County EDAP rating, or Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics.

For quality, prenatal and pediatric services in the Thousand Oaks area, contact our compassionate team members at (805) 497-2727.


Breast Cancer - Breast Biopsy

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women next to skin cancer, increasing the need for preventative screenings and overall patient education.

Women over age 40 should undergo a mammography every year as part of their physical health assessment. In the event that a breast lump or cyst is identified, a physician will most likely recommend a breast biopsy to analyze the tissue and rule out signs of cancer. To see what to expect from a breast biopsy, watch this video.

The Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center's Cancer Center is devoted to helping patients assess their risks and diagnose potential problems while they are still in the early stages. For more information on our diagnostic services or cancer care treatment options, contact our urgent care center or emergency room at (805) 497-2727. You can also visit our website for a number of educational resources.


Coronary Angiography

X-rays

If your cardiologist has recommended a coronary angiography or cardiac catheterization, then you’re probably interested in more information on what to expect from the procedure.

There are many reasons your doctor might want you to have a coronary angiography, including angina, chest pain, or if you’ve suffered from a recent heart attack. To learn more about what to expect from this procedure, take a look at this video.

Are you searching a cardiology or heart center in the Thousand Oaks area? Let our cardiologists and team of high-trained emergency room physicians with Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center provide you with the best emergency and cardiovascular services available. Visit our website for more information or contact us directly at (805) 497-2727.


Want To Learn More About Our Recent Blog Topics?

If you’re interested in more information about Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center or information regarding our recent blog topics, check out the following resources:

  • Are you showing symptoms of diabetes? Learn how to determine whether or not you should consider diabetes-care from your local emergency room or urgent care with this WebMD.com article.

  • Make sure you know how to diagnose a stroke with this overview from Stroke.org.

  • Check out this review of Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center’s Trauma II Center.

  • What is a cardiac catheterization? Learn more about this procedure with this link from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

  • Visit this link from PBS.org for more information on how the human heart works.

  • This link from the American Heart Association provides access to a number of tips for healthy living.

For more information, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center a call at (805) 497-2727 today!


iTriage Symptom Checker | Medical Information at Your Fingertips

When you’re experiencing a medical illness or injury, it’s not always easy to determine whether or not you should seek the care of your local emergency room.

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The iTriage Symptom Checker app, available for the iPhone, Android phones, and mobile browsing, allows you to research your symptoms, explore the causes, and find treatment options for a number of diseases and medical conditions. Complete with procedure costs and a listing of healthcare providers, this helpful app is a must-have tool to help maintain your health and wellness.

If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, then you’ll want to seek the care of the best emergency room or urgent care available. Let our physicians and emergency care staff members with Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center help diagnose and treat even your worst medical emergencies. For more information, visit our website or contact us at (805) 497-2727 for more information.


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