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  • pregnant woman wants her baby to grow up healthy but is not sure if they will because she was told she is going to have a high risk pregnancy

I Have a High-Risk Pregnancy — Now What?

Don’t panic: High-risk pregnancy simply means that you or your baby may need extra care during pregnancy and delivery.
There are many common reasons your doctor may identify your pregnancy as high-risk. Among the most common:

Diabetes
Infertility issues
Obesity
High blood pressure
Age
Lifestyle

Some pregnancies even start out as normal but progress to high-risk based

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Contest: Guess the Weight and Time of Birth of Our First 2018 Baby

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is hosting a special contest in anticipation of the upcoming birth of the hospital’s first baby of the new year. All you need to do is give your best guess about when the baby will be born and how much the baby will weigh.

To participate, visit the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Facebook

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Is Dementia Preventable?

Experts say that one-third of the world’s dementia cases could be prevented by managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, hypertension and depression.
This remarkable fact was part of a report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care that was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 and published in The Lancet. The

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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation 26th Annual Golf Classic

Our 26th Annual Golf Classic was one of the most successful in its long history, raising more than $300,000. Our fundraising efforts, fueled by the generosity of our event sponsors, underwriters, golfers and community members, were unparalleled.

Funds will be used to support our highest-priority needs, including investments in technology, facility improvements, patient services and

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Men’s Health Seminar

Over 70 guests were in attendance for our most recent Men’s Health Seminar which was held on Thursday, December 8th. Various topics related to men’s health were addressed by local physicians and USC Medical School staff. The evening was especially poignant as it was the capstone for Men’s Health Awareness Month.   Pictured below are Dr.

  • Phil Mutchnik

Phil Mutchnik: Volunteer of the Year Gives With All of His Heart

Phil Mutchnik is easy to track down — if he’s not at the movies catching the films most likely be nominated for an Oscar, he’s volunteering at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital four and sometimes, five days a week.
“I get a lot out of this myself,” he said. “I am not just doing this for myself,

  • Lee Sealander

Lee Sealander: Dedicating His Time To His Community

In his 25-year career as a volunteer – in which he has dedicated more than 30,000 hours to the hospital – Lee has worn many hats. Currently, he spends three busy mornings a week stocking coffee supplies in the hospital. He also delivers newspapers and paperwork to various hospital departments.
Staying busy is a part of

  • June-Snyder

June Snyder: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital’s Brightest Smile

A native of the Verdugo Hills community, she has lived in the same house for 57 years. When June retired, she and a friend decided that volunteering would be a good idea. For the last 20 years, she’s become even more enmeshed in the community than ever before by dedicating her gratitude to USC Verdugo Hills

  • Sue Wilder

Sue Wilder: A Warm and Helpful Hand

Sue Wilder, a volunteer at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital for 18 years, understands that when someone enters the hospital, they are at an extremely vulnerable point. Her first time at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital was when her father was admitted as a result of congestive heart failure.
“He ended up spending seven weeks in this hospital