At The Corona Regional Medical Center Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

Are You at Risk from Excessive Heat?

July 12, 2024

With summer in full swing, all this heat can be more than just an uncomfortable annoyance – it can be dangerous to your health.

Can Getting More Steps Each Day Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

July 12, 2024

By making positive lifestyle changes, you make it more likely you won't develop this chronic and serious disease.

How to Prevent Achilles Tendon Injuries

July 12, 2024

This is what an injured Achilles tendon feels like and how to protect yourself from injury.

What Summer Shoes Do to Your Joints

July 12, 2024

Do you spend the summer in flip-flops, sandals and other casual shoes that are lightweight and breathable but have little support? If so, you may not only be hurting your feet but your joints as well.

Your Guide to Frozen Shoulders

July 12, 2024

The only thing worse than being given the cold shoulder is getting a frozen one. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for adhesive capsulitis.

The Benefits of Annual School Physicals

July 12, 2024

School physicals are an effective way to get a check of your child’s general health and to gain vaccine protections against common illnesses.

How to Recognize Common Forms of Skin Cancer

June 13, 2024

Although skin cancer can resemble other skin issues, these are signs you should look out for.

PTSD Can Happen to Anyone – Here’s Why

June 13, 2024

Many traumatic events can cause PTSD. Here's what to do if you think you have the condition.

Why Now Is a Good Time for These Elective Surgeries

June 13, 2024

Waiting to have a surgical procedure done? Now may be the perfect time to schedule it.

Signs That You Might Need an Interventional Cardiologist

June 13, 2024

What an interventional cardiologist does and why you may need to see one.

Do You Know Your Calcium Score?

June 13, 2024

When it comes to the health of your heart, understanding the state of your coronary arteries is key.

Don’t Ignore These Emergency Eye Symptoms

June 13, 2024

The health of your eyes plays a vital role in the quality of your everyday life. When an eye injury or other condition has the potential to threaten your vision, it’s important to recognize the symptoms that may require emergency care. This guide can help.

A Race Against Time Ends in an Amazing Recovery

May 23, 2024

Mark Cronquist visits with the team who cared for him during his 22-day visit in September 2023.

Here's Why Prediabetes Is More Serious Than You Think

May 23, 2024

If you have higher than normal blood sugar levels, here's what you need to know.

How to Live with Heart Failure

May 23, 2024

Here are answers to common questions about living with this chronic condition.

5 Signs You Might Have a Hernia

May 23, 2024

These are some of the most common symptoms of hernias in the abdomen and groin.

Lifestyle Habits That Aid an Aging Brain

May 23, 2024

As we get older, our bodies and lifestyles change a lot. One of the biggest changes happens in our brains, and this can affect how we live.

Orthopedic Injuries That Are More Common in Men

May 22, 2024

Your risk of some injuries to bones, tendons and joints may be higher depending on your sex.

Testicular Cancer: What Younger Men Should Know

May 22, 2024

Testicular cancer is most common between ages 15 and 35. How can younger men protect themselves?

Strokes and Mini-Strokes: How They're the Same and Different

April 30, 2024

Not sure if your symptoms are due to a stroke or TIA? Here's how to tell.

How Sleep Can Impact Your Waistline

April 29, 2024

When we don’t rest and recharge, our bodies are impacted, and getting enough sleep is a non-negotiable in a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Falls Are Painful, Dangerous and Preventable

April 29, 2024

Falls are not only painful but can also lead to ongoing complications and difficulties. Know the risk factors and how to reduce your risk.

How Do You Know If You're at Risk for Vascular Diseases?

April 29, 2024

Vascular diseases are pretty common. Here's what they are and what increases your risk.

Is There a Safe Amount of Time You Can Be in the Sun?

April 28, 2024

To keep skin protected, wear sunscreen every day when going outdoors.

9 Surprising Foods That Keep Bones Strong

April 27, 2024

Not a fan of dairy? Here are other foods to include in your diet to keep bones healthier.

Do You Have Responsible Drinking Habits?

March 31, 2024

Many enjoy drinking alcohol, but overdrinking can make any party turn sour. Learn how to spot the signs of alcohol use disorder and alcohol overdose.

These Protein-Packed Breakfasts Keep You Fuller Longer

March 30, 2024

Begin your day with one of these meals and you'll be off to a strong start.

Don't Miss These Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

March 28, 2024

Although there's no exact pattern of symptoms in MS, don't ignore these possible warning signs.

This Is What Too Little Sleep Does to Your Body

March 28, 2024

Here's a look at how long-term sleep deprivation affects your physical and mental health.

The Small Insect That Can Do Big Damage

March 27, 2024

Spending time outdoors in warmer weather can increase the risk of contracting tickborne illness. Here’s what you need to know.

5 Invigorating Ways to Enjoy More Daylight

March 27, 2024

Move more while enjoying fresh air and sunshine with these exciting and relaxing activities.

Always Stressed? You May Have Too Much Cortisol

March 27, 2024

Too much of this stress hormone can wreak havoc on your health.

Is Your Joint Pain More Than Just the Usual Aches?

February 28, 2024

Joint health is important, and understanding what’s normal helps in maintaining your quality of life.

This Is What the World's Longest-Living People Eat

February 28, 2024

The diet of people in the Blue Zones may help them live longer. Here's what they eat.

Ask the Doctor: How Heart Attack Symptoms Differ Between Men and Women

February 27, 2024

Patrick Hu, MD, PhD, shares his insight on the underestimated risk of heart disease in women, and how women can protect themselves.

Unlocking the Power of Protein

February 27, 2024

Have you been neglecting this essential nutrient in your diet? This is how protein intake affects you now and in the future.

A Chicken Dish with a Little Zest

February 26, 2024

This dish is full of flavor, with a delightful mix of textures.

What's That Smell? And What Does It Mean?

February 26, 2024

Here's what body odor comes from, why it changes and how to control it.

These Symptoms May Mean You Have Kidney Disease

February 26, 2024

Symptoms during early stages of the disease are hard to spot, but don't ignore these red flags.

The Most Common Causes of Accidental Poisoning

February 25, 2024

Most poisonings occur at home. Here's where the danger lies and how to keep your family safer.

This Is What a Heart Attack Really Feels Like

February 1, 2024

In real life, heart attack symptoms are usually more subtle than what you see in movies.

A Guide to Easing into Exercise after a Heart Attack

February 1, 2024

Exercise helps you recover after a cardiac event and here are tips to help you do it more safely.

A Heart-Healthy Recipe for Salmon

January 30, 2024

This recipe will yield perfectly cooked, 4-ounce salmon fillets with a delightful honey balsamic glaze, ideal for a tasty, healthy meal.

7 Signs You Might Have Heart Failure

January 30, 2024

Don't ignore these common symptoms of this serious heart condition.

Is Your Eyesight at Risk?

January 30, 2024

Good eyesight is often taken for granted – until it is lost. A common eye disorder affects many people 50 years and older.

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeries Explained

January 30, 2024

Today, minimally invasive techniques can offer reduced scarring, less pain and quicker recovery for those with cardiovascular conditions.

Would You Recognize These Warning Signs of Stroke?

January 29, 2024

Here's how to spot a stroke and what to do.

Ask the Doctor: Weight-Loss Surgery

January 19, 2024

Sarvenaz Nouri, MD, Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery, shares insights about weight-loss surgery and lifestyle changes.

4 Small New Year’s Resolutions to Inspire Change

December 27, 2023

Broad and big new year resolutions can be hard to stick with. Try these small habit changes that can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

How to Quit Smoking Gradually

December 27, 2023

Ready to kick your habit? Instead of doing it cold turkey, here are tips to ease into a smoke-free life.

7 Good Reasons to Try Dry January

December 27, 2023

This may be the incentive you need to start the new year alcohol-free.

4 Foods That May Help You Lose Weight

December 27, 2023

Stay fuller while eating fewer calories by making these satisfying foods part of your diet.

Do Diabetes Drugs Help You Lose Weight?

December 27, 2023

Here's why drugs originally developed to treat diabetes are being used for weight loss.

Winter Comfort Food with an Asian Twist

December 27, 2023

Bring the authentic flavors of Chinese cuisine right into your kitchen.

Weight Gain Isn't Always About Appetite or Willpower

December 27, 2023

If your yearly resolution has to do with reaching a healthy weight, it may be smart to check your thyroid.

A Healthy Side Dish for the Holidays

December 13, 2023

You don't have to sacrifice enjoyment when eating healthy. Add this tasty side to your holiday menu.

'Tis the Season When You're Most Likely to Have a Heart Attack

November 28, 2023

Here's why your heart is more at risk during the holidays, and what you can do to protect it.

Watch Out for These Common Injuries During the Holidays

November 26, 2023

Don't let an injury ruin your holiday fun. These tips can help keep you injury-free.

Keep Illnesses Away from Your Holiday Gatherings

November 25, 2023

Getting sick slows you down and prevents you from enjoying the festivities. These tips can help you avoid it.

Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis? How to Tell the Difference

November 24, 2023

Here are similarities and differences between these conditions, as well as common symptoms.

Your Guide to Healthy Holiday Travel

November 24, 2023

Before you pack your bags, read these tips so you're more likely to stay healthy during your travels.

6 Ways to Care for Your Skin This Winter

November 23, 2023

Here’s why you should pay extra attention to your body’s first line of defense as temperatures drop.

How Risky Is Vaping?

November 20, 2023

E-cigarettes and smokeless nicotine, once regarded as ‘safe,’ carry risks.

The Best Way to Catch Lung Cancer Early

November 18, 2023

If you are a current or former smoker, here's how to protect yourself from lung cancer.

4 Strategies to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

November 16, 2023

A good night’s sleep can set the tone for the day. These factors play a role.

The Best Time to Exercise If You Have Diabetes

November 12, 2023

All exercise is good if you have diabetes, but here's when it may help the most.

How to Ease Hip Pain

November 10, 2023

If you have pain, stiffness and inflammation in your hip joint, these tips can help.

How to Save 1,000 Calories at Your Thanksgiving Meal

November 5, 2023

The average American consumes over 2,000 calories on Thanksgiving. Here's how to save half those calories!

What Does It Mean to Have Dense Breasts?

October 4, 2023

Those with dense breast tissue are at higher risk of developing breast cancer and other breast-related issues.

What You Should Know About Diabetes and Sugar

October 3, 2023

High blood sugar causes many of the symptoms and complications of diabetes. Here’s how to manage your blood sugar. 

The Scariest Health Hazards of Halloween

October 3, 2023

This holiday is all about having fun. Here are 5 ways to keep it that way.

The Do's and Don'ts of Supporting Someone with Mental Illness

October 1, 2023

Not sure what to do if a friend or family member has mental health issues? These tips may help.

These 10 Foods Help Fight Inflammation

September 30, 2023

Wondering what inflammation-fighting foods to add to your diet? Try these 10 powerhouses.

7 Things You'll Notice After Losing Weight

September 29, 2023

More than just the number on the scale will change when you lose weight.

These 9 Things Make It More Likely You'll Fall

August 21, 2023

Here's how to recognize common fall hazards so you can do something to lower your risk.

These Are the 3 Most Common Prostate Problems

August 20, 2023

If you're a man, here are three conditions that may affect your prostate as you age.

Here's Why AFib May Be Especially Dangerous for Women

August 19, 2023

Women need to be aware of this serious heart arrhythmia because early detection is important.

Understanding the Basics of Epilepsy

August 18, 2023

Learn how to identify, and manage, this neurological condition.

Know the Warnings Signs to Help Prevent Teen Suicide

August 17, 2023

Today’s generation of teens are at high risk of suicide. Learn what you can do to intervene.

Are You Missing This Sign of Ovarian Cancer?

August 15, 2023

If you often feel full quickly when eating, don't ignore it.

“My Whole Life Has Changed!”

July 25, 2023

After years of yo-yo dieting and being diagnosed as prediabetic, Elma Jimenez took control of her health and now lives life to the fullest.

Don't Miss These Signs of Heat-Related Illness

July 19, 2023

Heat-related illnesses can be very serious, so it's important to recognize if they are happening.

Don't Forget to Schedule These Medical Appointments

July 19, 2023

Now is as good a time as any to get these appointments on your calendar.

How to Overcome Loneliness

July 19, 2023

If you are lonely, following these 5 tips can help you feel more connected to others.

Should You Take These Vitamins Every Day?

July 19, 2023

Many people take multivitamins and other supplements daily, but do you need them?

4 Frequent Causes of Knee Pain

July 19, 2023

Your knees aren’t getting any younger. Here’s how to keep them in order.

Stay Safe on the Sports Field

July 19, 2023

Don’t let a sport injury keep you off the field this season. Here’s how to be safe before, during and after an activity. 

How to Treat Any Burn

June 28, 2023

Whether from the sun, the grill or a sparkler, summer is burn season. Learn how to tell the painful inconvenience from the true emergency.

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

June 28, 2023

While serious, people can have fulfilling lives with this condition

Make Restaurant-Quality Salads at Home

June 28, 2023

Save money and calories with these 10 tips for creating salads that taste like a chef made them.

Is Long COVID Becoming a Chronic Disease?

June 28, 2023

Although poorly understood, some people have symptoms after COVID-19 that don't go away.

20 Common Causes of Back Pain

June 28, 2023

Is your back hurting? This may be why.

Protect Your Eyes from These Summer Hazards

June 28, 2023

Keep your eyes free from injury and irritation this season with these tips.

Your Guide to a Safe Summer

June 8, 2023

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and the most preventable, too.

The Simplest Way for Men to Improve Their Health

June 8, 2023

Men’s life expectancy is dropping. Their hesitancy to go to the doctor could be a reason why. 

The Timeline of a Stroke: Onset to Recovery

May 15, 2023

A stroke can cause chaos. Know what to expect from its start to the recovery process.

Understand Your Allergies

May 13, 2023

Let's dive into the reasons for your pesky itchy eyes and runny noses, and how to avoid them.

How to Tell if Heartburn Is Something More

April 16, 2023

GERD can start out as an annoyance, but cause serious damage over time. Avoid long-term effects through simple lifestyle changes and possibly treatment. 

What a Headache Could Be Telling You

April 13, 2023

It’s a broad term for a lot of experiences. Learn how to tell if yours are serious.

The Surprising Connection Between Mind and Heart

February 1, 2023

Stress and anxiety could be negatively affecting your heart health AND heart disease can cause stress and anxiety. Here’s how to break the cycle.

What Your Heart Is Telling You

January 31, 2023

Not all heart events are the same. Knowing what makes them different can be the key to surviving them.

The Keys to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

December 21, 2022

The time to build healthy habits is here. Don’t think too hard, we’ve come up with a list of resolutions worth keeping.

Are You Struggling With Your Weight-Loss Journey?

December 20, 2022

If your goal is to lose weight, but nothing seems to be working, bariatric surgery can get you where you want to be.

RSV: What YOU Need to Know

December 12, 2022

Cases of the respiratory virus are surging throughout the country. Learn how to protect your family.

Try These Steps to Defuse Holiday Stress

November 17, 2022

Put self-care at the top of your to-do list. Identify when stress is affecting you and how you can manage it.

Stay Safe This Flu Season

November 16, 2022

Don’t miss any of the holiday cheer, avoid the flu this year.

Prediabetes Is Common, Often Overlooked, and Dangerous

November 2, 2022

It’s more common than you know. Learn how to avoid it turning into diabetes.

5 Ways Quitting Smoking Can Improve Your Life

October 31, 2022

Sometimes the big health reasons to quit smoking are not enough. These small perks might be the push you need to make the commitment.

How Robotic-Assisted Surgery Changed Rebecca's Life

October 26, 2022

Rebecca thought her life as she knew it was over when she heard the words “hip replacement.” Now, she’s even better than before – all thanks to a new, robotic-assisted approach.

Your Breast Cancer Screening Questions Answered

October 1, 2022

Is getting a mammogram at the top of your to-do list? If not, schedule it now. It may save your life!

Depression and Aging: Know the Facts

October 1, 2022

Depression is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults and can lead to a decline in physical, mental and social functioning.

The To-Do Item Men Shouldn't Forget

August 28, 2022

Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer among American men, and often progresses with few outward signs. Screening for it is important.

The 10-Minute Test That Could Save Your Life

August 27, 2022

When it comes to maintaining heart health, early detection and prevention are key. This simple test can uncover a dangerous condition.

A New Option in Joint Replacement

August 19, 2022

Learn the advantages of minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery for joint replacement.

Get Your Kids Off to a Healthy Start This School Year

July 31, 2022

These recommendations can help ensure that your child is ready to learn and perform their best the entire year.

The Best Ways to Deal with Back Pain

July 30, 2022

It's the No. 1 cause of disability worldwide. Learn how you can better deal with it.

Protect Yourself While Enjoying the Summer Sun

June 14, 2022

Want to protect yourself from skin cancer while enjoying the summer sun? Check out these timely tips.

What Is Aphasia?

June 8, 2022

This communication disorder forced Bruce Willis into early retirement.

6 Things You'll Hear at the Doctor That May Save Your Life

June 8, 2022

Hate going to the doctor? What you hear while there may be life-saving.

Enjoy Summer, and the Pool, Safely

June 3, 2022

Paying attention to the most common types of injury can help keep you and your family safe while getting the most out of the warm months ahead.

9 Essential Screenings for Men

May 10, 2022

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month! Regular check-ups and screenings can help men stay healthy by indicating preventive health needs and catching issues before they become more serious.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Mental Health

May 10, 2022

COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on mental health. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, here are ways to identify issues and get help.

5 Ways to Lessen Seasonal Allergies

April 22, 2022

Whether your allergy symptoms are frustrating or debilitating, there are steps you can take to enjoy rather than dread spring.

Recognition for Our Remarkable Nurses

April 22, 2022

Nurses are on the frontline of most every healthcare interaction, from emergencies to routine checkins, and their lifesaving work has an incredible impact on patients, their families and communities as a whole. We celebrate nurses everywhere during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

From Tragedy to Many Triumphs

April 20, 2022

Bariatric surgery enabled Leslie Conyers to have a much-needed spinal fusion procedure. Now she can get on with her life and recovery.

How to Take Control of Your Neurological Health

March 30, 2022

Knowing what’s happening in your head could save your life.

When You Need Care, Make the Smart Choice

March 29, 2022

Learn when to visit the emergency room versus urgent care.

Joint Replacement – Is It for You?

February 15, 2022

If you suffer from chronic joint pain and medications are no longer working, you may be a candidate for joint replacement.

Is Diabetes Putting You at Risk for Chronic Wounds?

February 15, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, talk to your doctor about ways to address and prevent chronic wounds associated with the disease, such as diabetic foot care. 

Heart Attack Symptoms – What’s Different for Men and Women

January 12, 2022

Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life!

Could You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

January 12, 2022

What to know about this sometimes silent condition.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 20, 2021

Want a fresh start for 2022? Create realistic, reasonable goals to set yourself up for success.

Could You Have Seasonal Depression?

December 19, 2021

Winter blahs and holiday stress have you down? Read more for helpful strategies to lighten your mood.

Diabetes and Wound Care

November 11, 2021

If you are living with diabetes, taking proper care of wounds and your feet is very important.

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

October 27, 2021

As you get ready for the winter, it’s a good time to make sure your vaccines are up to date.

Help Prevent Suicide

September 22, 2021

Know the signs that someone might be at risk.

Get Back On Your Feet

June 30, 2021

Patients should seek prompt care for foot and ankle injuries.

A Humble Start in Corona, Now 100 Family Members Later

January 8, 2021

When Conrad Padilla’s grandparents came to Corona in the 1950s, little did they know the legacy they would leave in the community.

Advanced Robotic System Enhances Surgery

September 4, 2020

The latest robotic surgical system, the da Vinci Xi®, offers advanced, minimally invasive care for a number of surgical procedures.

Thank You to All Supporting Our Healthcare Teams

May 23, 2020

The Corona community never fails to rally and support each other with donations and encouragement, especially in times of need.

Supporting Healthcare Workers and Restaurants

May 21, 2020

When restaurants switched to takeout-only to stay afloat, one local marketer stepped in to help them and feed healthcare workers as well.

Feeding the Front Line With Nutritious, Gourmet Meals

May 19, 2020

Healthcare workers on the night shift found limited meal options when restaurants closed early. Dave Nelson wanted to make sure they were well fed.

Local Company Donates and Installs Plexiglass Shields in the ER

May 17, 2020

Mark Pasveer used ingenuity and teamwork to complement his business and keep his workers employed, all while enhancing the safety of the hospital’s ER.