• Tips for Staying Fit Through the Holidays

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    Exercise is an essential part of a healthy routine, but it can be hard to find the time to work out when the holidays are approaching. If you have had to sacrifice time to exercise as you get busy preparing for the holidays, there are some simple ways to add more movement to your everyday routine.

    When you do your holiday shopping, spend some extra time at the mall to walk around and burn off a few calories. In the kitchen, you can lift weights as you wait on holiday cookies to bake or get a workout by rolling out dough by hand instead of using store-bought. You might also have to adjust your schedule to wake up early and get exercise in the morning so that you are free to attend holiday events in the afternoon.

    For more healthy living guidelines and holiday tips, connect with Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727 or visit our website to learn more about our hospital services and classes

  • The Newest Research In Diabetes

    Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States that has demanded the attention of medical researchers around the world. At the 73rd Scientific Sessions hosted by the American Diabetes Association, the most recent breakthroughs in diabetes research were discussed by some of the leading physicians and researchers in the field.

    You can see a recap of this event by watching this informative video. From insulin pumps to new information about diabetes prevention, the Scientific Sessions revealed a great deal of helpful tools in the fight against diabetes worldwide.

    For help managing your diabetes and reducing your risk for complications, connect with Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727 or visit our website for more information about our hospital services.

  • Preventing COPD by Quitting Smoking

    COPD is a chronic respiratory disease that can make it harder for you to breathe and perform everyday activities. Over time this disease can become life threatening, and it is often caused by a single preventable factor: cigarette smoking.

    In this video you can hear the story of one former smoker who is coping with his COPD diagnosis. He struggles to tell his family that he has been told he only has a few years left to live with this disease and that he will not be able to see his grandchildren grow up.

    To kick the habit of smoking and pave the way for your healthier future , visit Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. Contact us in Thousand Oaks by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727 or visiting our website.

  • Lung Cancer Prevention Tips for Lung Cancer Prevention Month

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    While lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Lung cancer is not typically diagnosed until the ages of 55-75, and you can cut your risk dramatically if you make some simple changes earlier in life. Here are some of the ways you can prevent lung cancer in yourself and your community.

    Quit smoking
    Cigarette smoking is the most common risk factor for lung cancer, and secondhand smoke is also a leading cause. Therefore, you are putting both yourself and your family at risk by smoking. During the month of November, you can find support to help you quit with the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on November 21. Your doctor may also be able to provide medication, support group information, and other resources that will allow you to quit for good.

    Check your indoor air quality
    Radon gas exposure can lead to lung cancer, and this gas may be found in the home. It is not detectable to the senses, so you may need to invest in a radon detector to keep the air in your home clean. If you work in a hazardous work environment close to substances such as asbestos, tar, and arsenic, you should use proper safety equipment that will help you breathe easy in unsafe areas.

    Rally for clean air in the community
    When you live in an environment with unclean air, you may have a higher risk for lung cancer. While you may not be able to make changes to the environment on your own, you can make a difference by participating in community events rallying for cleaner air. The American Lung Association organizes clean air efforts around the country, so you might start your research at Lung.org.

    At Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center you can find lung cancer screening services to help you manage your risk for this disease. Learn more about lung cancer and its treatment by visiting our website or calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (805) 497-2727.