GEMCH Blog

WHMC Blog Posts in 2017

Thank you to the Greater El Monte Community Hospital Staff and to everyone that donated to the South El Monte Toy Drive!! We collected a wonderful selection of gifts for the kids in our community. Your generosity will surely bring a smile to many ...
We all want to live healthy lives, but knowing the best practices for diet and exercise can be tricky when there are so many mixed messages out there. Plenty of faulty sources claim certain eating habits or exercises work when they simply do not. To ...
Every new parent wants to do right by their baby, and choosing the best diaper is one way to get them off on the right foot. While a huge majority of parents in the United States choose to use disposable diapers over cloth, the popularity of the ...
Back-to-School Safety Tips As summer comes to a close and children start another school year, it’s important to keep your little ones safe. Between crossroad safety, playground accidents, and sick nurse visits, kids often experience a variety ...
4 Low-Sugar Snack Ideas Whether you’re looking to make a few healthy changes, or need to modify your diet for health purposes, cutting down on your sugar intake can have many benefits. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find healthy, filling ...
As the summer months approach and the weather gets increasingly hotter, it is essential you make sure you are protected from the various dangers of this overwhelming heat. Many people suffer from various injuries due to the hot sun, the first and ...
Picking the right fruit in the market can be confusing, as there are so many conflicting opinions on the best ways to determine which fruit is worth purchasing. While it may seem intimidating trying to tackle this large task of knowing which fruit is ...
What is Interval Training? Whether you want to burn more calories or are just getting tired of your usual workout, you may want to consider interval training. You may have heard about this type of training used by serious athletes or celebrities, but ...
This Month Is All About The Fellas In celebration of National Men’s Health Month this June, we’re calling all our brothers to give your health the attention it deserves. Seriously, when did you guys last see your doctor? According to the ...
What Are Ancient Grains? We all know that whole grains are much healthier (and tastier!) than refined grains such as white rice and flour. Whole grains provide many health benefits including reducing your risk of developing chronic diseases. But if ...
BREASTFEEDING COALITIONS & DR. RICHARD PAN HOLD CALIFORNIA MOTHER-BABY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE AWARDS EMPLOYERS PLAY A ROLE IN SUPPORTING BREASTFEEDING EMPLOYEES SACRAMENTO, CA, May 25, 2017… This week at the State Capitol, Senator Pan hosted ...
Make Breastfeeding Easier with These Five Must-Haves If you’re a mom-to-be and has decided to breastfeed your child, we salute you. While there’s no denying the endless benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child, breastfeeding is ...
Flossing 101
May 1
Does Flossing Really Work? To floss or not to floss? That is the question. Despite the reports that suggest that there is no medical benefit to flossing, many health experts including the American Dental Association are still contending the need to ...
What is the 5 a Day Campaign? Fruits and vegetables—they’re colorful, they taste great, and they have loads of health benefits! Since we were kids, we were already encouraged to finish our fruits and vegetables because of how healthy they ...
Know How to Administer First Aid on a Choking Person According to the National Safety Council, choking has been recently reported as the fourth leading cause of unintentional deaths among adults and children. While food is the most common culprit for ...
Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a colorless, odorless toxic gas that is produced anytime fuel or carbon-based materials are burned. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, over ...
If you are a new mom-to-be, one of the most important decisions you have to make is to how to feed your child. While breastfeeding remains to be a personal choice, there is no denying its many benefits, especially for your child’s health. In ...
An annual physical or annual physical exam is basically a yearly visit to your doctor to make sure that your overall health is okay and you don’t have any medical problems that you are unaware of. While most healthy adults are not necessarily ...
There is nothing more satisfying than a sweet, scrumptious dessert. After all, it is even considered as the most important part of any meal. Too much sugar intake, however, can lead to cavities, obesity, diabetes, as well as liver damage and cancer. ...
Start Your Year by Learning More About Your Cervical Health If you are thinking about your health as a part of your New Years’ resolutions, you may want to include your cervical health on the list. January has been declared as Cervical Cancer ...