MPH Blog

MPH Blog Posts in 2016

Are Your Batteries Always Running Low? As we go about our day, there are many tasks that require our full attention and focus. However, there are days when our energy levels are simply running low and can prevent us from doing our jobs or daily ...
If you have ever felt a burning pain or discomfort in the upper middle part of your stomach or if you feel liquid rising up to your throat that leaves a sour, acidic taste in your mouth, then you may have been experiencing acid reflux. Almost anyone ...
Lice can happen to anyone—kids are especially susceptible. Children are always playing close to each other, sharing hats or scrunchies, and in close proximity at daycare or classrooms, allowing lice to transfer easily. Thankfully, getting rid ...
The Truth Will Set You Free As more people are becoming health conscious, the number of food myths that going around the mill seem to be multiplying. Admit it—we’ve all heard some well-intentioned food advice from a friend of a friend ...
We all know the story of the teenage boy who was bit by a radioactive spider and gained superpowers. Sadly, the symptoms that we get from spider bites are not as cool as those in the comic book. Spiders are generally poisonous, but most of them are ...
Calories play a big role in weight management. Our body only needs a specific number of calorie intake to maintain our weight—eating more than the needed calories can lead to weight gain. Your average calorie intake depends on your personal ...
We already know that exercise is important in maintaining your overall fitness and health. Some people think that to maximize its benefits, you have to do your workout at a particular time. While there are some who swear by the advantages of an early ...
Establishing a basic schedule for your infant is a huge step in making life a little easier for parents, especially with the demands of daily routines and often other children as well. However, it can be difficult to know where to start or how to ...
Is there anything better to eat on a hot summer than a delicious, fresh salad? Today’s post offers our top tips for how to eat well during the summer months using fresh ingredients that are packed full of nutrition. Why Eat Salads? When many ...
Eating seasonally has many benefits, both nutritionally and financially. In America, we’re used to having access to what foods we want when we want them. While this can be convenient, it can also deter shoppers from the benefits of fruits and ...
For years now, research has been done on the benefits of sports drinks compared to the benefits of water when exercising. As the product of a billion-dollar industry, sports drinks are highly marketed and pushed as the go-to drink for activity. As ...
Summer means endless sunshine, time away from work or school, and some quality moments shared with friends and family at the beach or pool. Whatever the activity, going outdoors and enjoying the sunshine can be great for your health! Equally ...
Water is essential to our survival and overall health. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that water composes up to 60% of the human body. Many health benefits are connected to drinking enough water. The benefits of drinking water include: ...
There is nothing like eating a spoonful of ice cream on a warm summer day or enjoying a nice bowl of cereal on a Saturday morning. However, dairy doesn’t sit well with everyone. If you are trying to eliminate dairy from your diet, it can seem ...
Planning to lose weight is a great thing—so long as you have a realistic, attainable plan to enact. One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is losing weight. Whether that entails going to the gym more, running the trails, or ...
In the United States alone, around 25 million people suffer from asthma. Just over a fifth of these are children. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has established May as the “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness ...
In 1983, National Child Abuse Prevention Month was established. In the month of April, all over the nation, families and communities take the time to reflect on the importance of keeping children safe and work together in order to prevent child ...
How Much Water Should I Drink Every Day? It’s so important to drink water—but you already know that! It’s one of the most frequently cited pieces of advice you’re likely to hear. Everyone from doctors to movie stars to health ...
We all know how it feels to wake up on the wrong side of the bed—but what about when you don’t even get a chance to “wake up” due to insomnia? If you can’t remember the last night you had restful sleep, it’s time ...
We are pleased to announce The Joint Commission has named Monterey Park Hospital as a 2015 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures ® . The hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve this distinction based on excellence ...
Neck and Shoulder Stretches to Relieve Tension For anyone working in an office or other sedentary job, neck and shoulder tension is a chronic problem. It’s no surprise either that sitting for a minimum of eight hours a day has a negative effect ...
5 Sources of Vitamin C A healthy diet includes plenty of vitamin C. As an essential nutrient required for the body to maintain and develop cartilage, blood vessels, and scar tissue, vitamin C plays an important role in your health. It also helps you ...
Are My Kids Spending Too Much Time in Front of the Screen? Parents now have a new concern that previous generations did not have to worry so much about: Whether or not their kids are spending too much time in front of TV, computer, and phone screens. ...
Winter Activities in San Gabriel Valley San Gabriel Valley has plenty of winter activities going on from November through January and February of the New Year. While the Christmas tree may be taken down, the lights around the shopping malls packed ...