• Move Forward with Better Heart Health with the American Heart Association

    For years, the American Heart Association has been helping hospitals , schools, and individuals learn more about heart health. This video explains the advances that the AHA has made to make Americans stronger and healthier.

    With the help of the American Heart Association, emergency rooms and surgery centers can now provide more effective stroke care to patients. Because of the AHA, smoking in restaurants and airplanes is no longer the standard. Also, the American Heart Association has been instrumental in convincing public schools to serve healthier meals so that our nation’s children have a chance to live long and heart-healthy lives.

    To find out more about what you can do to protect your heart, call Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center at (805) 497-2727. Our emergency room and hospital in Thousand Oaks provides comprehensive preventative information for patients and their families.

  • Move Forward with Better Heart Health with the American Heart Association

    For years, the American Heart Association has been helping hospitals , schools, and individuals learn more about heart health. This video explains the advances that the AHA has made to make Americans stronger and healthier.

    With the help of the American Heart Association, emergency rooms and surgery centers can now provide more effective stroke care to patients. Because of the AHA, smoking in restaurants and airplanes is no longer the standard. Also, the American Heart Association has been instrumental in convincing public schools to serve healthier meals so that our nation’s children have a chance to live long and heart-healthy lives.

    To find out more about what you can do to protect your heart, call Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center at (805) 497-2727. Our emergency room and hospital in Thousand Oaks provides comprehensive preventative information for patients and their families.

  • Los Robles NeuroScience Center Featured in the Ventura County Star!

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    The Ventura County Star recently wrote a story about The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center’s enhancement of their treatment capabilities! Check out an excerpt from the article below!

    “The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center, a leader in the treatment of brain disorders, has recently enhanced its equipment capabilities by installing the Perfexion upgrade to the Leksell Gamma Knife , the gold standard in the non-invasive treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, vascular malformations and other functional brain disorders.

    ‘The Perfexion upgrade to our Gamma Knife allows us to provide our patients with faster, safer, and multifaceted treatment,’ stated neurosurgeon Ron Young, M.D., co-director of the Center and recognized world-wide as a pioneer in the field. ‘Through our new Perfexion system, we’re now able to offer unparalleled accuracy and precision while enhancing the comfort of our patients requiring Gamma Knife treatment.’

    The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center becomes only the fourth hospital in all of Southern California and the sixth in the entire state to offer this state-of-the-art advancement to its patients.

    ‘This is truly a revolution in stereotactic radiosurgery,’ commented Paul Miller, M.D., radiation oncologist. ‘The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center has long been noted for using the latest equipment and techniques to diagnose and aggressively treat complex tumors in the brain. By upgrading to the Perfexion’s elite set of programs, the best just got better.’

    The Perfexion has set new standards in radiation safety by offering unmatched performance through the ability to treat single and multiple lesions in one treatment session while providing seamless workflow procedures.

    The Gamma Knife is actually not a knife, but a medical device that focuses beams of gamma radiation precisely on the abnormal area of the brain with minimal damage to the normal brain tissue surrounding the problem areas.

    Since this is noninvasive brain surgery, no surgical incision is made to expose the inside of the brain. This reduces the risk of surgical complications and eliminates the side effects and dangers of general anesthesia.”

  • Los Robles NeuroScience Center Featured in the Ventura County Star!

    Perfexion

    The Ventura County Star recently wrote a story about The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center’s enhancement of their treatment capabilities! Check out an excerpt from the article below!

    “The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center, a leader in the treatment of brain disorders, has recently enhanced its equipment capabilities by installing the Perfexion upgrade to the Leksell Gamma Knife , the gold standard in the non-invasive treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, vascular malformations and other functional brain disorders.

    ‘The Perfexion upgrade to our Gamma Knife allows us to provide our patients with faster, safer, and multifaceted treatment,’ stated neurosurgeon Ron Young, M.D., co-director of the Center and recognized world-wide as a pioneer in the field. ‘Through our new Perfexion system, we’re now able to offer unparalleled accuracy and precision while enhancing the comfort of our patients requiring Gamma Knife treatment.’

    The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center becomes only the fourth hospital in all of Southern California and the sixth in the entire state to offer this state-of-the-art advancement to its patients.

    ‘This is truly a revolution in stereotactic radiosurgery,’ commented Paul Miller, M.D., radiation oncologist. ‘The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center has long been noted for using the latest equipment and techniques to diagnose and aggressively treat complex tumors in the brain. By upgrading to the Perfexion’s elite set of programs, the best just got better.’

    The Perfexion has set new standards in radiation safety by offering unmatched performance through the ability to treat single and multiple lesions in one treatment session while providing seamless workflow procedures.

    The Gamma Knife is actually not a knife, but a medical device that focuses beams of gamma radiation precisely on the abnormal area of the brain with minimal damage to the normal brain tissue surrounding the problem areas.

    Since this is noninvasive brain surgery, no surgical incision is made to expose the inside of the brain. This reduces the risk of surgical complications and eliminates the side effects and dangers of general anesthesia.”

  • How to Start Exercising When Recovering from a Cardiac Episode

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    Surviving a heart attack or cardiac arrest should inspire a serious wake-up call for you to get back in control of your health so that you can avoid similar episodes and increase your life expectancy. Physical activity will be integral to your new plan for healthy living, but you will need to make other considerations to ensure that your heart is safe through this increase in regular exercise. Here are some guidelines to follow that will help you start moving safely as your heart recovers.

    Utilize Physician Supervision
    Your doctor can help you understand the specific needs that you have for physical activity given your health history and most recent cardiac issues. Therefore, you should consider consulting your cardiologist before you even begin an exercise routine and continue to check-in as you progress to more rigorous physical activities. You might sign up for the Cardiac Information Series to at Los Robles Hospital to further boost your knowledge of safe physical exercise alongside patients with similar needs to your own.

    Start Slow with Clear Limits
    When you first begin to incorporate exercise into your rehabilitation routine, you may not be able to work out for very long. Still, it is important to be patient with your own limitations and only push yourself to a comfortable point. While you might want to do more so that you can get healthy faster, you could end up hurting yourself if you push too far.

    Set Goals for Improvement
    Small, manageable goals will help you keep yourself in check when you want to step up your workout routine. For example, instead of saying that you want to hike a mountain within three months, you might set goals to go on progressively longer hikes each week until you can complete the whole trail you want to hike.

    Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks can help you carry out your cardiac rehabilitation with ongoing patient education and customized rehabilitation programs to address your physical, emotional, and social needs following a cardiac episode. You can connect with us on our website or at our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727.

  • How to Start Exercising When Recovering from a Cardiac Episode

    Treadmill isolated

    Surviving a heart attack or cardiac arrest should inspire a serious wake-up call for you to get back in control of your health so that you can avoid similar episodes and increase your life expectancy. Physical activity will be integral to your new plan for healthy living, but you will need to make other considerations to ensure that your heart is safe through this increase in regular exercise. Here are some guidelines to follow that will help you start moving safely as your heart recovers.

    Utilize Physician Supervision
    Your doctor can help you understand the specific needs that you have for physical activity given your health history and most recent cardiac issues. Therefore, you should consider consulting your cardiologist before you even begin an exercise routine and continue to check-in as you progress to more rigorous physical activities. You might sign up for the Cardiac Information Series to at Los Robles Hospital to further boost your knowledge of safe physical exercise alongside patients with similar needs to your own.

    Start Slow with Clear Limits
    When you first begin to incorporate exercise into your rehabilitation routine, you may not be able to work out for very long. Still, it is important to be patient with your own limitations and only push yourself to a comfortable point. While you might want to do more so that you can get healthy faster, you could end up hurting yourself if you push too far.

    Set Goals for Improvement
    Small, manageable goals will help you keep yourself in check when you want to step up your workout routine. For example, instead of saying that you want to hike a mountain within three months, you might set goals to go on progressively longer hikes each week until you can complete the whole trail you want to hike.

    Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks can help you carry out your cardiac rehabilitation with ongoing patient education and customized rehabilitation programs to address your physical, emotional, and social needs following a cardiac episode. You can connect with us on our website or at our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727.

  • Why Should You Get Active?

    The Center for Disease Control recommends that all adults get regular aerobic and anaerobic exercise to stay healthy. There is no substitute for physical activity when it comes to promoting healthy circulation, respiration, energy production, and muscle strength. In this video, you will hear individuals of all ages talk about why they choose to work out on a regular basis and how they go about it. From this short clip, you can better understand your personal needs for exercise and how you can meet them.

    For some tips and support to help you maintain a more active lifestyle , contact Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center through our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (805) 497-2727. You can also connect with us through our free health seminars and classes, which are listed on our website.

  • Why Should You Get Active?

    The Center for Disease Control recommends that all adults get regular aerobic and anaerobic exercise to stay healthy. There is no substitute for physical activity when it comes to promoting healthy circulation, respiration, energy production, and muscle strength. In this video, you will hear individuals of all ages talk about why they choose to work out on a regular basis and how they go about it. From this short clip, you can better understand your personal needs for exercise and how you can meet them.

    For some tips and support to help you maintain a more active lifestyle , contact Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center through our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (805) 497-2727. You can also connect with us through our free health seminars and classes, which are listed on our website.

  • When Should You Go to the ER for the Flu?

    The flu is more widespread this season than it has been in previous years, so emergency rooms across the nation are seeing more and more patients with this illness. However, not all flu cases require emergency care, so you should consider the following factors before you head to the ER for your flu care.

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    What is your age?

    Young children and the elderly are the highest risk populations for flu complications, particularly dehydration. People within either of these age groups should consider a flu vaccine if they haven’t had one already this year.

    Do you have a chronic medical condition?

    Chronic medical conditions such as respiratory diseases, cancer, and congestive heart failure can make the flu a more serious threat to your health, so you should seek care at the first signs of influenza if you have any of these conditions. If you can see your primary physician within a day, you may not need to go to the emergency room. The ER might be your best resource, however, if you cannot schedule an emergency appointment at your doctor’s office.

    Do you have severe symptoms?

    Typical flu symptoms such as moderate fever, fatigue, and body aches are generally not cause for alarm. If these are the worst of your symptoms, it is best for you to stay home to avoid getting anyone else sick while conserving your energy. When symptoms worsen to high fever over 102, confusion, lightheadedness, and severe thirst, it may be time to go to the ER for dehydration treatment and antiviral medication to ease your other symptoms.

    If you have answered affirmatively to any of the questions above, you can rely on the 24/7 emergency care at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center to get you back on your feet. You can also have our medical guidance at your fingertips by downloading our iTriage Symptom Checker app or by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727.

  • When Should You Go to the ER for the Flu?

    The flu is more widespread this season than it has been in previous years, so emergency rooms across the nation are seeing more and more patients with this illness. However, not all flu cases require emergency care, so you should consider the following factors before you head to the ER for your flu care.

    fever

    What is your age?

    Young children and the elderly are the highest risk populations for flu complications, particularly dehydration. People within either of these age groups should consider a flu vaccine if they haven’t had one already this year.

    Do you have a chronic medical condition?

    Chronic medical conditions such as respiratory diseases, cancer, and congestive heart failure can make the flu a more serious threat to your health, so you should seek care at the first signs of influenza if you have any of these conditions. If you can see your primary physician within a day, you may not need to go to the emergency room. The ER might be your best resource, however, if you cannot schedule an emergency appointment at your doctor’s office.

    Do you have severe symptoms?

    Typical flu symptoms such as moderate fever, fatigue, and body aches are generally not cause for alarm. If these are the worst of your symptoms, it is best for you to stay home to avoid getting anyone else sick while conserving your energy. When symptoms worsen to high fever over 102, confusion, lightheadedness, and severe thirst, it may be time to go to the ER for dehydration treatment and antiviral medication to ease your other symptoms.

    If you have answered affirmatively to any of the questions above, you can rely on the 24/7 emergency care at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center to get you back on your feet. You can also have our medical guidance at your fingertips by downloading our iTriage Symptom Checker app or by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727.

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