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Important Signs Your Thyroid May Not Be Working Well

The hormones the thyroid gland produces greatly influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body. As a result, thyroid disorders can be varied and can range from nodules to hypothyroidism to life threatening cancer. In this segment, Dr. Matthew Leach discusses thyroid disease, nodules and what treatment options are available at Temecula Valley Hospital.

Duration: 00:12:09

Nephrology 101: Kidney Disease

According to the CDC, as many as 30 million people are estimated to have chronic kidney disease. Here to speak with us about kidney disease and the steps you can take to protect your kidneys is Dr. Eric Yan. He is a Nephrologist with Nephrology Associates Medical Group, and a member of the Medical Staff at Temecula Valley Hospital.

Duration: 00:12:12

Temecula Valley Hospital’s First Floor Expansion Project

Temecula Valley Hospital is excited to announce it broke ground in April for the hospital's first floor expansion project. A 28,000 square foot addition to the first floor on the east side of the hospital will allow the hospital to expand its cardiovascular, stroke and surgical services. The project will enable the hospital to advance its capabilities of these services to better meet the needs of the community. Here to tell us about this exciting expansion project is Dr. Darlene Wetton,...

Duration: 00:05:24

Having Trouble Sleeping? Temecula Can Help

A good nights sleep is vital to your everyday health. Sleep apnea, which is defined as a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep, is a major cause of sleep deprivation. If left untreated, sleep apnea can affect your thinking, work and school performance and even your weight. Listen as Talha Memon, MD discusses sleep disorders and the importance of getting a good nights sleep to help you stay healthy.

Duration: 00:10:20

Do You Suffer from Peripheral Vascular Disease?

According to the National Institutes of Health, one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has P.A.D., a condition that raises the risk for heart attack and stroke. Listen in as Niraj Parekh, MD, a cardiologist and member of the Medical Staff at Temecula Valley Hospital, discusses Peripheral vascular disease and the treatments available at Temecula Valley Cardiology Medical Group.

Duration: 00:09:42

Living With Atrial Fibrillation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), atrial fibrillation, often called AFib, is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. An estimated six million people in the United States have AFib. With the aging of the U.S. population, this number is expected to increase. There are many treatment options that can help treat and monitor AFib. They may involve medications, procedures or both. Listen in as Nader Nashaat Attia, D.O, cardiologist and member of the Medical...

Duration: 00:10:58

Allergic Rhinitis & Allergy Testing

If you sneeze a lot, if your nose is often runny or stuffy, or if your eyes, mouth or skin often feel itchy, you may have allergic rhinitis. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology this is a condition that can affect up to 40 to 60 million Americans nationwide. People with allergic rhinitis generally experience symptoms after breathing in an allergy-causing substance such as pollen or dust. In the fall, a common allergen is ragweed. In the spring, the most common...

Duration: 00:08:56

Managing Your Diabetes

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes among adults. Unhealthy weight and physical inactivity, also significant national health problems, are both contributing factors to the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, screening for early diagnosis is essential. The earlier that you diagnose diabetes, the better chance you can decrease the risk of developing diabetes...

Duration: 00:12:55

Cardiovascular Disease: To Stent or Not to Stent

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The American Heart Association estimates that more than 71 million Americans — one in five people — have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, congenital cardiovascular defects and congestive heart failure. It is very important to take care of yourself if you've been diagnosed with any type of heart disease. Even though you may have heart disease, you...

Duration: 00:11:31

Esophageal Cancer Prevention

Esophageal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the esophagus and can occur anywhere along the esophagus. Smoking, heavy alcohol use, and Barrett esophagus can increase your risk of developing esophageal cancer. Some signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer can be weight loss and painful or difficult swallowing. Listen in as Indraneel Chakrabarty, MD, known throughout the region for his care in advanced and interventional gastroenterology, discusses esophageal cancer and how you might...

Duration: 00:08:58