Posts made in January, 2012

Disaster Preparedness Series: Step 1 – Communications Plan

Emergency planning can seem overwhelming, so why not set aside just one hour each month to get prepared? By the end of the year you’ll have a well-thought out, practical plan in place.

In this series of blog posts, Deborah Tauscher, emergency preparedness coordinator at Mills-Peninsula, and Jim Schweikhard, Sutter Health Peninsula Coastal Region environmental health and safety manger, will share tips to help you prepare for disasters in easily manageable steps.

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Fitness Tips to Help Avoid Back Pain

Few things feel as miserable as a backache, says Brooke Benjamin, Mills-Peninsula exercise physiologist. And while back pain is a common complaint, it can often be avoided with proper body mechanics and physical fitness.

In this video segment from Healthpoint TV, Benjamin demonstrates some ways to help prevent back injuries, including proper lifting techniques and quick exercises to strengthen and stretch your back.



Healthpoint TV: Face to Face with Medical Experts

Would you like more face time with doctors and other experts on the latest health topics and trends?

Mills-Peninsula’s Healthpoint TV features interviews with physicians and other health care professionals on a wide range of health and wellness subjects from pregnancy to emergency medicine and weight loss.

Healthpoint TV is based on Mills-Peninsula

Residents of San Mateo County are already familiar with Mills-Peninsula’s award-winning magazine Healthpoint, which features health information and updates on services provided at our community hospital – Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame – and Mills Health Center in San Mateo.

Now with 10 shows in rotation on local cable station Peninsula TV (Channel 26) Healthpoint TV, brings that same great information to life. Every 30-minute show also includes top tips on diet and exercise from Mills-Peninsula dietitians and exercise physiologists. In fact, Healthpoint TV won an award of it’s own recently for “excellence in health care marketing. Read More

Mills-Peninsula Introduces Unique Residential-Based Rehab Program

Hallway in the Behavioral Health Program

Did you know that Mills-Peninsula Health Services recently introduced a unique residential-based rehabilitation option? The intensive 28-day program is for people with alcohol and drug-dependencies and offers compassionate care in a healing environment. Participants commit to attending the program seven days a week for four weeks at the newly renovated Behavioral Health Center in San Mateo, California.

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“Gold Medal” Health Information at MyLifeStages is one of the few places online where you’ll find Northern California practicing physicians – including experts from Mills-Peninsula Health Services – answering questions, blogging and talking about the very topics that matter most to you.

What is MyLifeStages? It’s Sutter Health’s wellness portal that connects Northern California women and their families with Sutter-affiliated doctors, health information, tools, expert tips and more, all for free. Serving more than 360,000 visitors in 2011, this site is loaded with its interactive features and health resources designed to support women on their journey toward good health at every stage of life.

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