If you’re interested in more information on physical therapy, the importance of cancer care, or joint replacement services, then check out some of these great resources.
- Checkout this webmd.com article for more information on the benefits of physical therapy for arthritis patients.
- Visit this link from cancer.org for 2011 cancer statistics by state.
- Learn more about the most common types of cancer with this article from everydayhealth.com.
- Find out how the United States Department of Labor is helping disabled individuals gain employment with this dol.gov link.
- Check out this article from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for more information on joint replacement surgery .
- Visit this link from pubmedhealth.gov for more information on the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis.
For more information about Good Samaritan Hospital and our services, give visit our website or give us a call at (408) 559-2011.
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Osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage that cushions the ends of our bones breaks down and begins to wear away, causing pain, irritation, and joint stiffness. Studies show that osteoarthritis affects more than 20 million individuals in the United States. In fact, our active lifestyles and the natural aging process have increased the occurrence of this type of wear-and-tear on our joints. Fortunately, Good Samaritan Hospital’s Silicone Valley Joint Replacement Center offers some of the best treatment options for osteoarthritis sufferers.
Our team of physicians, nurses, and surgeons offer a number of treatment options including surgical and non-surgical methods. Non-surgical treatment options include exercises, stretching and strengthening activities, weight-loss methods to reduce joint stress, heat/cold therapy, cortisone injections, and oral medications.
Good Samaritan’s Silicone Valley Joint Replacement Center offers a unique program, including comprehensive pre-surgical education, support from a personal coach, and an individualized pain management approach using modern medications and improved anesthetic techniques to minimize post-surgery discomfort and enhance pain control. Our joint replacement center also provides:
- Care from board-certified orthopedic surgeons and a multi-disciplinary team of physical therapists and specially-trained nurses
- Group physical therapy sessions to provide a fun, educational, and motivational experience
- Private rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat panel televisions, and a beautiful view of Silicone Valley
- The use of a variety of adjunctive pain management techniques, such as meditation with visualization and music therapy for patient relaxation
Whether you’re in need of joint replacement surgery, non-surgical treatments, pain management services, or you’re interested in joining a post-surgery support group, Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose is here to help. Contact us at (408) 559-2011 for more information on your options.
According to the American Cancer Society, there were an estimated 163,480 new cases of cancer diagnosed in California for 2011 alone. In fact, cancer is one of the leading causes of death for Americans next to heart attacks and stroke. Fortunately, San Jose residents have access to one of the finest cancer care hospitals in the nation.
Good Samaritan Hospital’s Cancer Care Center offers a number of comprehensive services using only the most advanced, high-quality treatments and diagnostic procedures available, including radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and support services for both patients and families. Our experienced and dedicated team of nurses, physicians, and cancer specialists provide quality, compassionate care. We also hold weekly tumor board meetings attended by oncologists, cancer surgeons, and a number of specialists to determine the best treatment options for our patients.
In fact, Good Samaritan Hospital has been designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Less than 25% of the hospitals in the nation hold this distinction, making Good Samaritan a number one resource for cancer care. Our hospital is also the proud recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons—an award that has only been given to 39 other hospitals across the country. As a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, we meet all ACCC standards in cancer treatments and strive to provide the highest quality of care in an environment that supports the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with cancer, let our highly-trained physicians and nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose provide you with the very best care. Call (408) 559-2011 today or visit our website to read a number of personal stories from Good Samaritan’s cancer patients.
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Good Sam welcomed 274 babies during the month of October– just in time to be trick or treaters! Included were seven sets of twins (which may or may not simplify the costume question in future years). Our tiniest NICU resident weighed in at 1 pound, six ounces. Your intentions and prayers for our NICU babies and families are always welcome.
Making a change in a lifestyle behavior takes time and commitment, and in order to be successful, you must be willing to change your expectations. Whether you are quitting smoking, changing your diet, or increasing the amount of exercise you get on a regular basis, you will want to watch this clip , which offers tips on how to prepare for a lifestyle change.
The benefits of a positive lifestyle change are well worth the effort. Even moderate lifestyle changes can affect life expectancy and quality of life. Consider the reasons you want to change—the reasons usually need to come “from within,” and matter to you on a personal level. If you are making the change for someone else, then the chance of your success is not as great, but still possible.
Committed to your health and wellness, Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose offers treatment, services, and continual support and resources for living a healthy lifestyle. Visit our website for more information on living a healthier lifestyle, our patient services and wellness resources, and upcoming local events, or contact Good Samaritan Hospital at (408) 559-2011 today!
Good Sam San Jose: First Hospital in Northern California to Provide Prolacta to Very Low Birth Weight Babies
November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, and Good Sam’s NICU is recognized today in a press release from Prolacta for pioneering the use of fortified breast milk to meet the unique needs of very low birth weight preemies.