Posts made in February, 2012

Diet Tips To Control Heartburn

Do you remember what you ate the last time heartburn kept you up at night? Heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux, and can be extremely uncomfortable, says Mills-Peninsula registered dietitian Donna deKay.

“Some of the foods we eat – such as coffee and chocolate – increase the amount of gastric acid we produce,” she says in this video segment from Healthpoint TV. Find out what foods to avoid and how to change your eating behaviors to help control heartburn.


Why Babies Love Mills-Peninsula

Small, cute and cuddly – it’s no wonder why we love babies. And at Mills-Peninsula the feeling seems to be mutual.

In this video from Healthpoint TV, you’ll hear directly from some of the families of our most adorable patients on why they love our Family Birth Center at the brand new Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame.


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Disaster Preparedness Series: Water Storage

Deborah Tauscher, emergency preparedness coordinator, Mills-Peninsula Health Services

In our January blog post on Emergency Preparedness, we offered tips on creating a disaster communications plan. Having all the phone numbers at hand and ready when you need them saves time and gives some comfort knowing you know where to go and who to call.

In this February Emergency Preparedness blog post, we’ll focus on water. Recommendations for personal water storage are usually one gallon of water per person per day.  For many years, the general recommendation was to prepare a water supply for 72 hours.  But this recommendation has recently changed.  The current recommendation is to create a 7-10 day water supply.

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Fitness Tips for Women

Did you know that men and women respond very differently to exercise? That’s because of physiological differences: Men have more muscle mass, while women tend to store fat.

In fact, women over the age of 45 need at least 60 minutes of exercise a day just to maintain and not gain weight!

This video segment from Healthpoint TV features tips for women on how to stay fit from Brooke Benjamin, a Mills-Peninsula exercise physiologist.


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Stroke – What To Do When Every Minute Counts

Do you know how to recognize symptoms of a stroke?

In this video segment from Healthpoint TV, Michael Kohn, M.D., Mills-Peninsula emergency physician and stroke program liaison, describes the tell-tale signs of a stroke and what to do if someone is showing signs of a stroke.


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