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    The Truth behind CPR Myths

    Last updated 5 days ago

    One of the most pervasive myths about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is that it’s easy to hurt someone by doing it without having the proper training. In fact, injuries such as broken ribs caused by CPR are uncommon. When they do occur, they are vastly preferable to death. You can watch this video to hear more about the importance of acting quickly when someone’s breathing ceases.

    You’ll hear the story of Jessica, who collapsed and stopped breathing when she was a teenager. Her mom quickly performed chest compressions, likely saving her life. Shortly thereafter, Jessica received an organ transplant. Today, she is a healthy adult who owes her life to CPR.

    Riverside Community Hospital provides Riverside County’s sole organ transplant program, serving the needs of those who require kidney transplants. You can visit our website to read more about organ transplants or call (951) 788-3463 to speak with a registered nurse.

    Diabetes-Friendly Dishes to Try in the New Year

    Last updated 9 days ago

    If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, your physician or dietitian can help you learn about making healthy food choices. It’s important to select a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. When you watch this video, you’ll see a demonstration of a recipe that meets all of these requirements. Chef Steve walks viewers through the step-by-step preparation of his grilled seafood and quinoa salad with mango and avocado.

    To prepare this delicious dish, use a grill pan on your stove to grill shrimp and scallops. Cook quinoa just as you would prepare rice. Combine the quinoa with some black beans, peppers, fresh tomatoes, scallions, avocado, mango, and a citrus dressing. You can even add some minced jalapenos if you enjoy spicy foods. Toss all of these ingredients together with your grilled seafood for a light dinner.

    Riverside Community Hospital is pleased to serve our community members with comprehensive diabetes services, including consultations and diabetes education for our hospitalized patients. Riverside residents who have questions about our services, including robotic surgery and bariatric weight loss, can call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (951) 788-3463.

    Recipe Ideas to Use after Bariatric Surgery

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Bariatric weight loss requires an ongoing commitment to healthy lifestyle choices. After undergoing bariatric weight loss surgery, you may wish to work with a dietitian to help you adhere to a healthy meal plan. One way to maintain your weight loss is to find healthier substitutes for the foods you enjoy, such as pasta.

    Instead of starchy noodles, try cooking some barley along with a low-sodium bouillon cube. Barley is a whole grain, which means it will release energy slowly instead of spiking your blood sugar. Combine some ground turkey with your favorite spices, such as garlic, onion, parsley, and balsamic vinegar. Form into meatballs and sauté for about 10 minutes or until fully cooked. Heat some low-sodium marinara sauce, combine with the cooked barley and meatballs, and serve with a side of greens.

    Bariatric weight loss patients can find the support and patient education they need at Riverside Community Hospital. To speak with a registered nurse about the healthcare services at our hospital, call (951) 788-3463.

    Reasons to Choose Riverside Community Hospital for Your Bariatric Surgery

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, isn’t right for everyone. However, for individuals who are obese and haven’t found lasting success with diet and exercise, bariatric weight loss may provide an effective solution. You can work with the bariatric weight loss specialists at Riverside Community Hospital to determine if this type of procedure might be right for you. The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Riverside Community Hospital has been named as a Center of Excellence for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This designation reflects our hospital’s commitment to helping patients reclaim their health through bariatric weight loss.

    Patient Education

    One of the reasons why you might choose Riverside Community Hospital for your bariatric weight loss procedure is our dedicating to ensuring each of our patients is fully informed about the procedure and the way in which it will affect their lives. Before undergoing weight loss surgery, you’ll be required to attend a nutrition education and pre-operative education class. These classes can help get you on track for success after weight loss surgery.

    Patient Support

    Bariatric weight loss patients can expect to make some significant adjustments to their lifestyle choices. Many patients find that they can more easily adhere to these changes when they have a support system. The Center for Surgical Weight Loss Support Group is available for those who have had a weight loss surgery and those who are considering it. At our support group, you can learn about the options available to you and hear others share their insight with their experiences. Our support group may also assist you with developing behavior modification skills, following an exercise program, and learning about post-operative issues.

    Residents of Riverside and beyond are invited to learn more about bariatric weight loss at Riverside Community Hospital. You can request a referral to our Bariatric Coordinator by calling our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (951) 788-3463. Or, visit us on the Web to read more about bariatric weight loss.

    BMI, WC, and Other Ways to Assess Your Weight

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Obesity has long been associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes, coronary heart disease, liver disease, and certain cancers. To assess your general health, you could consider your body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and A Body Shape Index (ABSI). Bear in mind that these are all general assessments of health; your doctor can explain your specific risk factors of medical conditions.

    Your BMI is a measurement that factors in your height along with your weight. It can help guide you in determining whether you’re within a healthy weight range. However, your BMI doesn’t assess other measures of health, such as lean muscle mass. You could also consider your waist circumference, which enables you to assess the amount of abdominal fat you have. Excessive abdominal fat is a health concern because it may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Another general measurement of health, A Body Shape Index, factors in your weight, height, and waist circumference for a more comprehensive picture of your well-being.

    Families throughout the Riverside community can find the healthcare solutions they need at Riverside Community Hospital, which offers robotic surgery, bariatric weight loss, and more. Call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (951) 788-3463 to learn more.

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