• Ways to Get Informed About Bariatric Surgery

    Well OVER Weight

    Losing weight can be challenging whether you are trying to lose five pounds or 50. When you are obese, it can become even more difficult to shed weight on your own. However, excessive weight can lead to life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke, which is why heart hospital experts recommend bariatric weight loss for obese patients. Bariatric surgery can be the catalyst for a renewed commitment to living a healthier lifestyle. If you are curious about bariatric weight loss but would like to learn more about what the procedure involves, consider the following suggestions.

    Attend a Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar
    Going to a bariatric weight loss seminar can be a helpful first step for finding out more about this surgical procedure. You will likely learn about the most important aspects of bariatric surgery, including how to prepare for it, what the process entails, and how to adjust your daily habits after surgery. You can also ask questions that may arise while listening to the seminar speaker.

    Talk to Other Bariatric Surgery Patients
    While attending a bariatric weight loss seminar can be informative, discussing the procedure with those that have gone through it can be useful in understanding how the surgery can alter your life. You can talk to other patients about how their eating and exercise behaviors have changed since undergoing bariatric weight loss, as well as how their health has improved after the procedure. Seeing the first-hand results of bariatric surgery can be greatly encouraging for those who may question its benefits.

    Consult with Bariatric Weight Loss Specialists
    If you decide to move forward with bariatric surgery, you will want to schedule a consultation with your prospective surgical team. You and your doctors can discuss the details of your impending surgery, as well as your recovery period and weight loss expectations. By getting this information ahead of time, you can make a meaningful decision on whether bariatric weight loss is the right choice for you.

    Riverside Community Hospital offers bariatric weight loss services for patients in the greater Riverside region. To find out more about our bariatric surgery seminars, or to schedule a consultation with a bariatric weight loss specialist, call (951) 788-3000.

  • Riverside Community Hospital’s 3rd Annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Brunch: February 23rd

    Join us for our 3rd Annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Brunch titled “Women, Let’s Talk Heart to Heart!”

    Come pamper yourself with free massages and take advantage of our healthy vendor booths and free cardiac health risk screenings from 10:00-11:00 am. Brunch and lectures from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.by  Dr. Syed Bokhari, Cardiologist; Sheila Clarke, RMC Dietician; Dr. Sabah Langston OB/GYN.

    Fashion show and giveaways from 12:30-1:30 pm.

    Come dressed in your favorite red attire or native international dress. Special outrageous hat contest.

    Registration fee is $15 Early Bird or $20 at the door. Call Riverside Community Hospital now to register at (951) 788-3000. Space is limited.

    A Women's Heart to Heart

  • Get In Touch With Your Health In 2013

    If you are looking to make healthier resolutions for the New Year, Riverside Community Hospital can help you achieve your goals with medical care across all specialties along with free health education through classes and seminars. Check us out online or call us at (951) 788-3000 for more information about our state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive services.

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    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases takes a look at diabetes complications and how to prevent them.

    Go to Diabetes.org to learn the truth behind some of the most common diabetes myths.

    Take the first step to quit smoking by visiting the American Cancer Society.

    Get a look at the impact that heart disease has on public health in America at CDC.gov.

    Know the price of physical inactivity by visiting the American Heart Association.

  • Prepare for Parenthood with These Prenatal Education Services

    Parenting is arguably the most challenging job in the world, so it is not surprising that many parents-to-be seek training to prepare for the task. At Riverside Community Hospital, we not only provide high-tech birthing facilities, but we offer complete prenatal education to expectant moms and dads, making us the leading birth center in Riverside. Over 87% of the babies born in the city are born at our hospital after their parents planned and prepared with these regularly-offered classes.

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    Prepared Childbirth Class

    There are many labor techniques that are used in childbirth today, and it is best to explore all of them before choosing the one that is right for you. In the Prepared Childbirth Class, you will get to see various labor techniques and learn about details of childbirth that can help you plan effectively.

    Breastfeeding Clinic

    Breastfeeding for the first year of your child’s life is recommended, because breastfeeding has been shown to improve developing immune systems and reduce the chances for common infant illnesses and SIDS. Many women benefit from assistance in learning to breastfeed, so we offer a free clinic to new mothers looking for help. Mothers love the guidance offered by our nurses and staff, and the clinic serves as a follow-up to ensure that newborn babies are being fed enough.

    Infant Care Class

    If you are a first-time parent, tasks like changing diapers and swaddling your baby may not come easy. Taking our Infant Care Class will help you get some practice in these newborn care basics so that your baby is cared for properly from his or her first moments in the world.

    Along with these helpful classes, Riverside Community Hospital also offers the Maternity Tea & Tour, which is held twice monthly for free. Sign up for this event and the classes discussed above by visiting us online or calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (951) 788-3000.