Navigate Up
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Better Health for All
Newsroom Contact Us
 
Menu +
Home > Patients & Visitors > Your Health Your Decision

Your Health Your Decision logo

Burn Injuries

 
 
No one wants to be burned by a fire or get a scald injury. Dr. Yvonne Karanas talks about the different burn injuries and when you should get medical care immediately.
 

Childhood Obesity

 
 
Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Dr. Antonia Charles talks about how obesity puts kids at risk for health conditions like diabetes, cholesterol and liver problems.
 

Chronic Kidney Disease

#160;
 
Chronic kidney disease can cause a number of serious health complications. Dr. Amul Jobalia talks about the disease and possible treatments.

Colon Cancer

 
 
Dr. Jason Williams lets us know that most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous clumps of cells. Over time some of these cells can change and that’s why regular screenings for colon cancer are so important.
 

Concussions

 
 
Concussions are a type of brain injury. Dr. Marco Lee talks about concussions and why they need proper medical treatment.
 

Depression

 
 
Dr. Anthony Cozzolino and Marcia Lidtke NP talk about depression, one of the most common mental illnesses. Depression is a serious medical illness that affects individuals of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds.
 

Dermatology - Skin Cancer

 
 
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Dr. Reza Kafi explains that early detection of skin cancer gives you the greatest chance for a successful treatment.
 

Diabetes

 
 
Untreated, diabetes can cause complications and even death. Dr. Tyler Aguinaldo and Carrie Wickware, RN, discuss diabetes and what is needed to manage the condition.
 

Fractures

 
 
A fracture is a broken bone and requires medical attention. Dr. Gaurav Abbi talks about the different types of fractures and the kinds of treatments that may be needed.
 

Heart Disease

 
 
About one in four Americans has some form of heart disease. Dr. Thomas Wentzien talks about risk factors and how heart disease can be prevented.
 

Heart Surgery

 
 
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US and a major cause of disability worldwide. Dr. David Ogden talks about cardiothoracic surgery, a field of surgery that deals with the heart and lungs.
 

High Risk Pregnancy

 
 
Hearing your pregnancy is considered “high risk” cause you concern. Dr. James Byrne talks about specialized care that can help you can have a safe and healthy pregnancy.
 

Liver Disease

 
 
Viruses, alcohol use and genetic diseases are some of the causes of liver disease. Dr. Jason Williams talks about the different types of liver diseases and possible treatments.
 

Making a Decision About Your Healthcare

 
 
 
When you or a loved one learns they have a serious injury or illness, what do you do next? Dr. Jeffrey Arnold, Chief Medical Officer at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center offers information about what you should think about when making some very important decisions.
 

Pediatric Asthma

 
 
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases among children. Dr. Rami Keisari explains that if asthma in children is not recognized and properly treated, it can be a life-threatening condition.
 

Pediatric Injuries

 
 
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of injury and death for children in the US. Dr. Alan Schroeder provides information about these injuries and what you can do to prevent them.
 

Pediatric Substance Abuse

 
 
One in four teens who uses alcohol or illicit drugs develops dependency, a rate dramatically higher than any other age group. Dr. Paul Russell talks about the factors that can lead to substance abuse in children, how to spot problems and treatment options.
 

Pregnancy

 
 
Dr. Phuong Nguyen talks about what you can to stay healthy during pregnancy and give your baby a healthy start in life.
 

Premature Birth

 
 
Premature Birth remains a significant problem nationwide. As Dr. Glenn DeSandre explain, prematurity is the leading cause of infant mortality and preterm infants are at higher risk for long-term health issues.
 

Spinal Cord Injuries

 
 
Most spinal cord injuries are because of motor vehicle crashes, falls, acts of violence, or sports-related activities. Dr. James Crew talks about these injuries and how we help patients get to the highest level of functioning possible.
 

Stroke

 
 
Stroke is a complex and serious medical condition that can permanently and significantly alter your life. Dr. Hemalatha Narra & Catherine Nelson-Mcdonald, RN talk about warning signs, symptoms and treatments for stroke.
 

Trauma Injuries

 
 
Trauma means injury to the body and normally means the most severe injuries — those that threaten life and limb. Dr. Gregg Adams talks about trauma injuries and trauma care.
 

Vaccinations

 
 
Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer for Santa Clara County, talks about how vaccines are one of the safest preventative measures available today. They can mean the difference between life and death.
 








*
Contact County Disclaimer