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The Power of Strength Training: Boosting Health and Longevity

Did you know that one of the best ways to ensure we age gracefully and stay healthy is through strength training? Strength training, also known as resistance training, involves exercises that improve your muscle strength, and comes with many health benefits. It can help prevent chronic diseases, increase longevity of life, and promote healthy aging...

Women’s Health

TeamBirth Initiative Launches at Valley with Goal to Improve Safety and Quality Outcomes

Valley is working to address maternal health disparities and improve outcomes by facilitating collaboration between patients and caregivers in the TeamBirth initiative. What is TeamBirth? TeamBirth was developed by Ariadne Labs, which is a center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Publi...

Children’s Health

Be Car Seat Savvy

Crib, onesies, diapers—the list of supplies needed before your new baby comes home is long. One essential item to buy is a car seat. And car seats aren’t limited to newborns; a properly fitting car seat (and then, when size appropriate, a booster seat) is legally required for your child. The options for car seats are extensive, but there are things...

Surgery

Colorectal Cancer Awareness for Those Under 45

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Regular screening recommendations start at age 45, but some people may need the screening sooner. People under 50 now make up about 15% of colorectal cancer cases. In this DocTalk video, Brandon Teng, MD, with Valley's Gastroenterology Clinic discusses what might be contributing to the rise in colorectal...

Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Tips to Protect Your Skin from UV Rays

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with about 9,500 people in the U.S. diagnosed with skin cancer every day.  Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays—which come from the sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds—is the biggest risk factor for skin cancer. Below are tips for...

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Valley Celebrates Pride

In honor of Pride Month, Valley proudly raises the Pride flag each June, reaffirming our commitment to caring for our community like family. We are delighted to share this year's ceremony with you, featuring remarks from our CEO, Jeannine Erickson Grinnell, and Registered Nurse Kawai Kaneali’i. Watch the video below. For the 13th consecutive year,...