• A Look at The Breast Center at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center

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    Breast cancer is a leading cause of death for women in the United States, but Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is working to reduce the impact of breast cancer in Thousand Oaks through our breast cancer program.

    We offer the most sophisticated imaging tests such as digital mammograms and breast MRI to make an accurate early diagnosis from the beginning. Treatment options with us are diverse and tailored specifically to the needs of every patient. From surgery to medical oncology to the latest technologies in radiation oncology, we provide comprehensive screening, diagnostic, and treatment services to help make breast cancer a thing of the past.

    For more details about Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center’s Cancer Care programs, visit our website or call (805) 497-2727 to connect with our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line. For healthy living tips to keep you well through all stages of life, check out our calendar of upcoming classes and community events. 

  • Quick Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol

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    Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood that is necessary for essential bodily functions, but it can quickly get out of control when there is too much cholesterol in the blood stream. If you have high cholesterol, you should consult your physician about appropriate lifestyle changes to get your numbers down.

    Some areas your physician may address include your diet, exercise, and tobacco use. Even if you are at a healthy weight, a diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol will cause your LDL cholesterol to build up. As you begin to avoid these fats, you might incorporate more fish and poultry, which are healthier sources of protein than red meat. Getting more physical activity can also help your cholesterol by boosting your circulation and helping you lose weight.

    For more tips to help you take control of your heart attack risk factors, call the Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center by dialing (805) 497-2727. We offer complete cardiac care through our accredited Chest Pain Center and our regionally recognized Heart Center.

  • The Importance of Newborn Screening Tests

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    When your baby is born , you will probably be excited to start bonding with the newest member of your family. As you learn to breastfeed your infant and begin to bond in the hospital, your baby will also undergo some critical screening procedures. Newborn screening tests are simple, but they can set the course for your child’s lifelong health. Here is a closer look at the function of newborn screenings in the first days of life.

    Facilitating early disease diagnoses
    Newborn screening procedures can vary in the number of diseases they screen for, but a simple blood test can check for a panel of up to 50 different conditions. While the blood test itself will not be enough to make a diagnosis, it can reveal early indicators of hormonal, metabolic, and developmental disorders that might not otherwise be discovered until your child is much older. Many of these disorders are chronic and not treatable when caught later in life.

    Establishing good health and normal development
    By screening for certain disorders in the first 24 to 48 hours of life, newborn screening can be integral in the prevention of mental health disorders, physical development problems, and permanent disabilities. When results are abnormal, action can be taken with additional testing and early treatment through the NICU.

    Reducing infant fatalities
    Some identifiable conditions through newborn screening can be life-threatening. Newborn screenings with consistent advancements in more accurate detection have saved numerous young lives with a gentle heel prick used to take a blood sample.

    For family-centered care for mothers and babies, consult Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. We offer comfortable birthing rooms along with infant care and labor classes to help you prepare for the challenge of parenthood. To discover more reasons to have your baby at Los Robles, call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727.

  • Is It Time to Schedule Your Prostate Cancer Screening?

    Health screenings become an important part of your health as you get older, and prostate cancer is one test that you may or may not need during your annual checkup depending on your lifestyle and health history. With this video, you can learn about the different types of prostate cancer and the need for treatment.

    Slow-growing prostate cancers are not often life-threatening, but they may still produce negative results on a screening exam. While this type of prostate cancer may only need monitoring rather than treatment, more aggressive prostate cancers will need to be treated right away, as this could be life-saving.

    To schedule your prostate cancer screening, connect with Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727. You can also visit us online to explore our wide range of cancer care services.