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    What Is the Age of Your Child's Heart?

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Various factors such as heredity and lifestyle affect cardiovascular health. As a result, two people of the same age can have significantly different hearts. Learn more about the age of your child’s heart in this video.

    According to research from the American Heart Association, unhealthy teenagers can develop arterial conditions similar to those of a 45-year-old. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in both men and women, and regular diet and exercise is crucial for minimizing long-term risk for various health conditions.

    At Riverside Community Hospital, we’re here to provide families throughout Riverside County with the resources and advanced treatments they need to stay healthy at all ages. Subscribe to our blog for lifestyle health tips and contact our 24-Hour Consult-a-Nurse Healthcare Referral line at (951) 788-3463 with any questions.

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    Understanding How the Flu Can Impact Other Health Conditions

    Last updated 6 months ago

    The seasonal flu affects an estimated 5 to 20 percent of Americans every year. While most healthy individuals can cope with flu symptoms and overcome the virus, the flu can cause potentially serious complications in those with compromised immune systems. Riverside Community Hospital recommends that you stay safe this holiday season and be aware of potential flu complications with this brief guide:

    Chronic Respiratory Illness
    Asthma is the most common health condition among children and adults who are hospitalized with the flu, which can increase the risk of flu-related complications. The flu can cause inflammation in the lungs and airways, resulting in pneumonia or other acute respiratory diseases.

    Diabetes
    Diabetes can weaken the immune system and make it more difficult to fight the flu virus. Flu symptoms can also interfere with normal appetite and food intake, potentially resulting in an increase in blood glucose levels. Those with diabetes must be particularly vigilant when grappling with flu symptoms.

    Arthritis
    There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Some types of arthritis and even some arthritis-related medications can weaken the immune system. People with arthritis who take steroids, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, or biological response modifiers may wish to consult their doctor about potential complications from the flu and other common diseases.

    Heart Disease
    People with heart disease already have an increased risk of heart attack, and those who get the flu are at an even higher risk. Heart disease can make the body too weak to fight off the flu, which can worsen heart disease symptoms and cause further complications.

    The staff at Riverside Community Hospital is here to provide comprehensive medical care and personalized treatment options for a wide range of conditions. As an award-winning healthcare provider in Riverside County, we take pride in putting patient health and happiness above all else. Call (951) 788-3463 to receive a physician referral.

    Proper Lifting Techniques to Help You Avoid Spinal Injuries

    Last updated 6 months ago

    It’s important to know how to properly lift large gifts, furniture, and other heavy objects in order to avoid a potentially dangerous spinal injury. A trip to the emergency room can ruin any holiday.

    A basic rule of thumb is that it’s always safer to get help from a friend for especially heavy or bulky objects. Objects in an average-sized container should be placed flat on the ground. When lifting, kneel near the object, use your hands and arms to lift the box onto your knee, then lift the object while maintaining the natural curve of your back and holding it as close to your body as possible. You may also squat instead of kneeling if the object is light enough. Avoid twisting your back while carrying heavy loads. If an object is too heavy, consider using a dolly to make your life easier.

    Riverside Community Hospital is here to provide reliable and compassionate medical care. Check out our free iTriage app to instantly check our current ER waiting times, or call us at (951) 788-3463 for more information.

    Learn the Leading Signs of Flu

    Last updated 6 months ago

    The flu virus can be contagious up to 24 hours before symptoms develop. For this reason, it’s essential to spot symptoms as early as possible. Learn how to tell if you have the flu by watching this short clip.

    The most common flu symptoms include body aches, fever, chills, cough, runny nose, general fatigue, and vomiting or diarrhea. Even if you are not the type who gets sick often, you can still transmit the virus to others. While most healthy adults recover without hospitalization, antiviral medications may be recommended for older individuals, young children, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions.

    Riverside Community Hospital is your source for up-to-date health tips and the latest treatments for a wide range of conditions. From emergency care to preventative treatment, our staff is committed to providing friendly and reliable healthcare year-round. Call (951) 788-3463 to schedule an appointment or to receive a physician referral.




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