• Los Robles Hospital and the LA County Fire Department Team Up!

    Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, along with the LA County Fire Department’s Life Guard Division, organized a lecture on pediatric drowning that included an ocean mock drowning rescue. Take a moment to read the article that appeared recently in the Ventura County Star Newspaper. For more information, contact Los Robles Hospital today at (805) 497-2727.

  • Los Robles Hospital and the LA County Fire Department Team Up!

    Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, along with the LA County Fire Department’s Life Guard Division, organized a lecture on pediatric drowning that included an ocean mock drowning rescue. Take a moment to read the article that appeared recently in the Ventura County Star Newspaper. For more information, contact Los Robles Hospital today at (805) 497-2727.

  • All About Adolescent Diabetes

    Diabetes in children used to be recognized solely as type-I diabetes, which is thought to be an autoimmune disorder that attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. While this disease is still a problem for adolescents, it does not carry the same pressing concerns of the rising prevalence of type-II diabetes in children and teens. This is a disease that occurs because of insulin resistance, a problem that builds over time because of daily habits like poor diet and lack of exercise. Because obesity is a growing problem among children in the United States, type-II diabetes continues to be a problem in younger populations.

    Diabetic patient doing glucose level blood test

    Diagnosis and prevention

    The signs of type-II diabetes are typically not noticed in children and teens, so a diagnosis is generally made through regular blood testing at annual health physicals. Therefore, it is important to maintain a schedule of regular check-ups so that this disease does not go undiagnosed for a long period of time. However, the best method for fighting back against type-II diabetes is through prevention. Since diabetes is linked to obesity and sedentary lifestyles , you should focus on nutrition for the whole family and encourage your child to get moving on a daily basis.

    Treatment

    Diabetes is a chronic condition, meaning that it cannot be permanently treated. However, type-II diabetes can be managed through lifestyle changes that may eliminate the need for diabetes medication. If your child is diagnosed with type-II diabetes, you should work to help him or her check blood sugar daily, choose the right foods for meals and snacks, and know the signs of severe blood sugar fluctuations.

    For the healthcare and support to help your child overcome or prevent diabetes, visit the Pediatric Center at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. Explore all of our services, including our superior emergency department, by visiting our website or calling us at (805) 497-2727.

  • All About Adolescent Diabetes

    Diabetes in children used to be recognized solely as type-I diabetes, which is thought to be an autoimmune disorder that attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. While this disease is still a problem for adolescents, it does not carry the same pressing concerns of the rising prevalence of type-II diabetes in children and teens. This is a disease that occurs because of insulin resistance, a problem that builds over time because of daily habits like poor diet and lack of exercise. Because obesity is a growing problem among children in the United States, type-II diabetes continues to be a problem in younger populations.

    Diabetic patient doing glucose level blood test

    Diagnosis and prevention

    The signs of type-II diabetes are typically not noticed in children and teens, so a diagnosis is generally made through regular blood testing at annual health physicals. Therefore, it is important to maintain a schedule of regular check-ups so that this disease does not go undiagnosed for a long period of time. However, the best method for fighting back against type-II diabetes is through prevention. Since diabetes is linked to obesity and sedentary lifestyles , you should focus on nutrition for the whole family and encourage your child to get moving on a daily basis.

    Treatment

    Diabetes is a chronic condition, meaning that it cannot be permanently treated. However, type-II diabetes can be managed through lifestyle changes that may eliminate the need for diabetes medication. If your child is diagnosed with type-II diabetes, you should work to help him or her check blood sugar daily, choose the right foods for meals and snacks, and know the signs of severe blood sugar fluctuations.

    For the healthcare and support to help your child overcome or prevent diabetes, visit the Pediatric Center at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. Explore all of our services, including our superior emergency department, by visiting our website or calling us at (805) 497-2727.

  • What You Have to Gain When You Kick the Habit of Smoking Cigarettes

    If you want to take charge of your health with changes to your lifestyle, one of the first steps to take is smoking cessation. Smoking tobacco with cigarettes, pipes, or cigars is harmful to your body in several different ways, and quitting can help you immediately feel a greater sense of wellness. Below is a look at some of the short- and long-term benefits of smoking cessation to consider when you are trying to quit.

     

    smoking

    Greater lung capacity

    Pulmonary function is one of the first areas of your health to improve when you quit smoking. Simply eliminating smoke from the lungs will lower CO2 levels in your blood, which will allow better circulation of oxygen as well as increased lung capacity. As your pulmonary function continues to improve, your risk for lung cancer will go down. If you suffer from asthma, you will be better able to manage the condition when you are not smoking.

    Longer life expectancy

    Because tobacco use is associated with so many serious health problems, including several types of cancer, heart disease, and pulmonary diseases, becoming a non-smoker will dramatically raise your life expectancy. Plus, you will notice a later onset of common signs of aging, like wrinkles, because smoking accelerates the breakdown of collagen in the skin.

    Lower medical bills

    The cost of smoking runs much higher than the price of a pack of cigarettes. Since smoking has such an impact on your health, maintaining the habit will require you to pay substantially more in medical costs than you would if you did not smoke.

    Start taking the smoke-free path to better health during the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on November 15th with help from Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. Explore our healthcare services and community education classes by visiting our website or calling us at (805) 497-2727.

  • Protein and Blood Pressure

    In a recent study, protein was found to help lower a person’s blood pressure.  So, enjoying a glass of soy or low-fat dairy milk can not only help your bones and muscles, but your blood pressure as well!  For more information, check out the rest of the video, or call Los Robles Hospital  and Medical Center today at (805) 497-2727!

  • Protein and Blood Pressure

    In a recent study, protein was found to help lower a person’s blood pressure.  So, enjoying a glass of soy or low-fat dairy milk can not only help your bones and muscles, but your blood pressure as well!  For more information, check out the rest of the video, or call Los Robles Hospital  and Medical Center today at (805) 497-2727!

  • What You Have to Gain When You Kick the Habit of Smoking Cigarettes

    If you want to take charge of your health with changes to your lifestyle, one of the first steps to take is smoking cessation. Smoking tobacco with cigarettes, pipes, or cigars is harmful to your body in several different ways, and quitting can help you immediately feel a greater sense of wellness. Below is a look at some of the short- and long-term benefits of smoking cessation to consider when you are trying to quit.

     

    smoking

    Greater lung capacity

    Pulmonary function is one of the first areas of your health to improve when you quit smoking. Simply eliminating smoke from the lungs will lower CO2 levels in your blood, which will allow better circulation of oxygen as well as increased lung capacity. As your pulmonary function continues to improve, your risk for lung cancer will go down. If you suffer from asthma, you will be better able to manage the condition when you are not smoking.

    Longer life expectancy

    Because tobacco use is associated with so many serious health problems, including several types of cancer, heart disease, and pulmonary diseases, becoming a non-smoker will dramatically raise your life expectancy. Plus, you will notice a later onset of common signs of aging, like wrinkles, because smoking accelerates the breakdown of collagen in the skin.

    Lower medical bills

    The cost of smoking runs much higher than the price of a pack of cigarettes. Since smoking has such an impact on your health, maintaining the habit will require you to pay substantially more in medical costs than you would if you did not smoke.

    Start taking the smoke-free path to better health during the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on November 15th with help from Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. Explore our healthcare services and community education classes by visiting our website or calling us at (805) 497-2727.

  • Free Health Seminar: An Arthritis Potpourri

    An Arthritis Potpourri Health Seminar

    There are over 100 types of arthritis so understanding it can be confusing.  Join Los Robles Hospital’s Dr. Dequet as he sorts out the arthritis potpourri and discusses some of the most common forms of arthritis, the symptoms and the treatments.  For more information, contact us today at (805) 497-2727!

     

  • Free Health Seminar: An Arthritis Potpourri

    An Arthritis Potpourri Health Seminar

    There are over 100 types of arthritis so understanding it can be confusing.  Join Los Robles Hospital’s Dr. Dequet as he sorts out the arthritis potpourri and discusses some of the most common forms of arthritis, the symptoms and the treatments.  For more information, contact us today at (805) 497-2727!