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Signs Your Backache is More Than Just Pain

Does your back give you pain? Well, you are not alone. About 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. So, when should you be concerned that your back pain is too severe to cope with on your own? Read on to see if surgery or other interventions are right for you.

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New Year’s Resolutions: 6 Tips to Blunt Unhealthy Food Cravings

For many people looking to lose weight in 2020 or maintain current weigh, the greatest nemesis is food cravings. The seemingly insurmountable desire for something very specific (and usually very unhealthy) is more than normal hunger. Some research shows that these strong yearnings are linked to habits, hormones, and emotions.

Cravings differ from person to person, but the foods that usually cause us to blow are clean eating habits are processed and full of salt, chemicals, fat, and sugar. It’s because of these cravings that many of us struggle with losing weight and keeping it off.

13 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Uncontrolled cases can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions.

Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This is known as prediabetes.

It's estimated that up to 70% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, progressing from prediabetes to diabetes isn't inevitable.

What to Expect During Your Annual Physical

It's time again for your annual checkup. What your doctor does during your yearly exam will vary to some degree based on your age, changes in your health, and other variables. Different doctors may also check different things simply because exam protocols vary. Also, if there is something specific you need to have examined, it could require a specialist to diagnose the problem properly.

Here are things most people can expect during their annual physical.

4 Tips to Better Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease where the bodies ability to respond to the hormone insulin is no longer working properly. The bodies inability to properly respond to insulin results in excess sugar being in the blood and urine. This excess sugar can damage vital organs such as the kidneys, eyes, and other parts of the body.

Rams Cheerleaders Cheer Up Los Angeles Community Hospital Patients

Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders brightened the day of Los Angeles Community Hospital subacute patients on Tuesday, Oct 15.

LA Community Hospital Offering Free Flu Shots to Seniors on Oct. 29

Los Angeles Community Hospital is offering free flu shots for senior citizens on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3-8 p.m. on the hospital campus at 4081 E. Olympic Blvd. Free onsite parking is available.

Tips for Avoiding Cold and Flu Season

While Southern California winters are more mild than in most other parts of the country, it still marks the beginning of the cold and flu season. Instead of just waiting around hoping you won’t catch anything, why not take a proactive approach?

National Study: Norwalk and Los Angeles Community Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Key Quality Procedures

Los Angeles Community Hospitals at Los Angeles and Norwalk were recognized with five stars—the highest rating—in nine clinical areas for 2019, according to Healthgrades.

8 Ways Pets are Good for Your Health

Whether it’s a cat, dog, horse or iguana, pets can improve your overall health and happiness.

Summer Safety Tips for LA Residents

Summer is the time of year everyone seems to look forward to! School is out, and family time is planned and enjoyed. However, summer creates a set of dangers and issues we should all be aware of and prepare for.

Tips to Prevent Spring Allergies

Ah yes, spring is in the air—along with all the sneeze-inducing pollen! Seasonal allergies are extremely common, but no need to suffer this year. Numerous strategies can help reduce or prevent your symptoms before they start.

Health Transformation: How to Know When You’re Ready

Many of us want to lose weight and many of us want to be healthier. Many of us want to change aspects of our lives or substantial parts of our lives that we don’t feel are serving us well. And many of us just can’t seem to make that change happen.

Los Angeles Community Hospital’s Subacute Unit Receives 5-Star Rating from Federal Agency

The Los Angeles Community Hospital’s  subacute unit has been awarded an above-average rating of five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Los Angeles Community Hospitals Donate to Local Community Organizations

The Los Angeles Community Hospital, Norwalk Community Hospital and Los Angeles Community Hospital at Bellflower, each gave back to their community with an annual donation.

Los Angeles Community Hospital Hosts East LA Kindergartners with Annual Holiday Party with Santa, Presents and Treats

Los Angeles Community Hospital officially kicked off the season of giving by hosting a Christmas party for one of the Eastman Avenue Elementary School kindergarten classes, which included a visit by Santa Claus himself.

National Study: Los Angeles and Norwalk Community Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Key Quality Procedures

Los Angeles Community Hospitals at Los Angeles and Norwalk were recognized with five stars—the highest rating—in nine clinical areas for 2019, according to Healthgrades.

Los Angeles Community Hospital Ranks in Top 5% in Nation for Patient Safety

Los Angeles Community Hospital and Los Angeles Community Hospital at Norwalk are the recipient of the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™  for the fifth year in a row (2014-2018).