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Riverside Community Hospital offers comprehensive medical care for patients in the greater Riverside region. Our heart hospital can help you and your loved ones learn the steps to safeguarding your heart health for a lifetime of well-being. Call (951) 788-3463 or visit our website to learn more about the extensive number of services we provide. You can also click through the links below for more on our recent blog topics.
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Heart disease often stems from a lifetime of unhealthy habits that produce ill effects on the cardiovascular system. As a result, many older individuals either suffer heart attacks or get diagnosed with other heart problems. While the senior community experiences a high percentage of heart disease issues, heart hospital specialists stress that these problems begin with behaviors exhibited during young adulthood. If you don’t think you’re at risk of heart disease, think again. What you do today directly impacts how you feel tomorrow. Read on to learn about a few of the reasons why you should reassess your prevention habits.
The advantages of taking care of your heart are immediate. When you eat nutritious foods and engage in regular physical activity, you feel more robust and energetic. Maintaining a healthy weight and quitting your tobacco usage can also make you feel better. Life becomes more enjoyable when you take the proper steps to avoid heart disease, which is reason enough to practice them.
The evidence is conclusive. When you demonstrate heart healthy habits, you lower your risk of heart disease, which can increase your lifespan. However, adding more years to your life isn’t just about a number. It also means having more opportunities to accomplish what you want and spending more time with loved ones.
Avoiding Medical Costs
Heart disease manifests itself in many ways, all of which may require extensive and expensive medical intervention. From needing blood pressure medication to requiring heart surgery, heart disease typically translates into high medical bills. Don’t compromise your physical and financial well-being; begin practicing heart healthy behaviors today to avoid the costs of heart disease.
Would you like to learn more about what you can do for your heart? Contact Riverside Community Hospital at (951) 788-3463 to schedule a consultation at our heart care institute. Our Riverside heart hospital can see to it that you have all the information and support you need to safeguard your heart health both now and in the future.
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Plans for the new major $315 million expansion project finally came to fruition for Riverside Community Hospital when over 300 individuals including hospital administrators and board members, local and state officials, community representatives, local business owners and Chamber members celebrated the official ground breaking Friday, March 1, 2013.
The ground breaking ceremony took place at the site of the future parking garage to formally kick off a significant expansion of the facility. State Senator Richard Roth, District 31, and Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey were among officials who took part in the ceremonial start of the expansion project. After completion, expected by 2017, Riverside Community Hospital will feature a new 5-story parking garage with 1,061 parking spaces, a 3-story medical office building, and a new 7-story, 292,000 square-foot patient tower with 72 private patient rooms, bringing the 373-bed hospital to a 445-bed hospital.
The addition of the new patient tower will provide more space to accommodate families and expand services to more critically ill patients. Several floors of the patient tower will be shelled space available for future growth and expansion.
“This is truly an exciting time for Riverside Community Hospital, the community of Riverside and the entire Inland Empire region we serve” stated Patrick Brilliant, Riverside Community Hospital President and CEO. “We’ve been working for the better part of seven years to reach this point and begin construction on this campus expansion project. Many people in this community deserve to share this momentous event which their hard work and support helped create. We are honored to have community leaders including Senator Roth, Mayor Rusty Bailey, Cindy Roth and Brian Hawley from the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, our City Council officials, Pastor Harry Cole of Calvary Presbyterian Church and my hospital staff officials and board members join us in celebration of this occasion and the first steps toward the completion of our future hospital.”
“This project truly represents Riverside Community Hospital’s commitment to patient care for our residents,” Chief of Medical Staff, Dr. Lawrence Clark said. “With the expansion, we will be able to meet the needs of a growing community for generations to come. Over the last 110 years, this hospital has established a reputation and trust within our community, and I’m excited that together we will have the opportunity to watch this vision of the new hospital tower become a reality.”
The construction project will result in 400 jobs over the duration of the project in various construction trades and nearly 300 full-time hospital positions when completed.
Visit www.riversidecommunityhospital.com for routine updates about the expansion project and other healthcare news.
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Flu season is here, but knowing how to fight off the illness may not always be clear. This video explains when to seek medications and when to use at-home remedies for your children.
Illnesses such as colds and the flu develop from viruses, which cannot be eliminated with antibiotics. In fact, using antibiotics for these illnesses may make your child less likely to resist bacterial infections in the future. Instead, doctors advise that parents address the symptoms of their child’s cold or flu and try to make them more comfortable. Ease a sore throat with ice chips. Alleviate an earache with a warm cloth. When in doubt about how to help your child, consult with a physician for further advice.
Riverside Community Hospital wants to help parents trying to cope with this year’s severe flu season. If you have questions about how to treat your child’s flu, call our Riverside facility at (951) 788-3463 for more information. You can also take advantage of our Consult-A-Nurse service, which can help to identify flu symptoms.
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The United States is facing a particularly severe flu season this year. Unfortunately, this news is often not enough to prompt people to get a flu shot to protect themselves from the flu’s effects. Though the flu can result in serious repercussions for even healthy adults, many people neglect their well-being because of widespread flu misconceptions. The following statements constitute just a few of the many myths surrounding the flu.
You can contract the flu from the flu shot.
Many people fear that the flu vaccination will actually cause them to develop the flu. This idea is wholly incorrect, as the flu shot contains only a dead flu virus. No dead virus can cause you to get sick. Though some individuals may experience minor side effects from getting a flu immunization, no one is at risk for contracting the virus from a shot.
You don’t need a vaccine if you’re younger than 65 years of age.
Older individuals are highly encouraged to get a flu shot, as the immune systems of seniors are typically weaker than those of younger people. However, young adults are not invulnerable to getting the flu. Though healthy people under the age of 65 have a greater likelihood of making a full recovery from the flu, it can still cause days or weeks of illness and complications. To avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of the flu, see a doctor for a flu shot.
You can treat the flu with antibiotics.
Antibiotics are effective only against bacterial infections. Given the fact that a virus causes the flu, antibiotics are useless. Despite this fact, many people assume that should they get influenza, they can be quickly treated with antibiotics. Even worse, they may try to treat themselves with older antibiotic prescriptions left over from previous illnesses. It’s important to understand the dangers of using antibiotics for the flu. Not only will they not alleviate your symptoms, but they can also make it harder to fight off bacterial infections in the future. To stay healthy and avoid unnecessary medications, get a flu vaccination today.
Riverside Community Hospital offers influenza vaccinations for patients in the greater Riverside area. If you are suffering from extreme flu symptoms or complications, use our iTriage symptom checker or call (951) 788-3463 for further help.