Posts made in December, 2011

High Tech Mills-Peninsula is Most Modern Hospital on the Peninsula

The new hospital features state-of-the-art technology.

The world-class facilities at the newly-opened Mills Peninsula Medical Center provide state-of-the-art medical treatment in the most modern hospital on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Nine highly advanced, high-tech operating suites employ the latest information system to capture clear, sharp pictures at the surgical site and send them to high-definition displays. Images can be exported over secure channels for patient confidentiality, allowing for real-time consultation with doctors in the next room or around the world. Read More

Tips for Safe Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise is important at any stage of your life. But staying fit during your pregnancy is a particularly good idea – for both your physical and mental health, as well as the health of your baby, says Mills-Peninsula Exercise Physiologist Brooke Benjamin. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends 30 minutes of exercise a day for most pregnant women. “But it’s important to exercise safely,” emphasizes Benjamin.

In this video from Healthpoint TV, learn some simple, safe exercises to help keep expectant mothers fit:

Keeping Kids Balanced in the Age of Technology

The media has been around for decades, but the plethora of technology options today dwarfs what was available even 20 years ago. Between television, MP3 players, video games, computers, cell phones and portable electronic devices, kids’ lives could easily be consumed by electronic devices.

According to a study published by the Kaiser Foundation, kids ages 8 to 18 years old average eight hours of media time every day. In this blog post, Dr. James Ferrara, a pediatrician and member of the Mills-Peninsula Division of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, talks about some of the benefits and pitfalls of this exposure.

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Healthy Nutrition Tips During Pregnancy

Eating for two? In this video from Healthpoint TV, Mills-Peninsula Clinical Dietitian Carolyn McCune, CDE, shares the dos and don’ts of healthy eating during pregnancy, and offers a delicious and nutritious, quick dessert recipe.