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What You Need To Know About The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Mar 18th, 2020

Important Coronavirus COVID-19 Office Update (03/17/2020)   Our doctors and staff are monitoring the situation closely and are following the guidelines from the CDC and Santa Clara County Public Health.   Please call our office first. Patients may also email doctors directly through the Patient Portal if they have any...

February is American Heart Month Jan 31st, 2020

Heart disease and the conditions that can lead up to it can happen at any age. While it is commonly thought of as a problem in older adults, it is actually happening in younger adults more and more often. Why is this happening? Partly because the conditions that lead up...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month Nov 1st, 2019

There are 30 million people in the United States that have diabetes, but 1 in 4 don’t know they have it. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disabilities in the US. Left untreated and uncontrolled, it can cause blindness, nerve damage, and kidney problems. There are 3 types...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 3rd, 2019

What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is a collective term for all cancers that originate in the breast tissue. Normally, cells divide and multiply in an orderly fashion but sometimes these cells begin to grow and multiply in an irregular and uncontrolled way. These abnormal cells can form a lump...

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Sep 16th, 2019

All men are at risk for prostate cancer. According to the CDC, 13 of every 100 American men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Of those 13, 2-3 will die from prostate cancer. This September, Blue Hills is shining a spotlight on prostate cancer to help spread awareness and...

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Part 1 Sep 3rd, 2019

This September, Blue Hills is proud to promote Ovarian Cancer Awareness. While we believe that being proactive and getting annual check ups are extremely important to a person's overall health, it is also important to know and listen to your body. Ovarian cancer is also known as the "Whispering Disease"...

National Immunization Awareness Month: Preteens and Teens Aug 22nd, 2019

This August, Blue Hills is proud to promote National Immunization Awareness Month (or NIAM). This campaign was established to help promote the education and importance of vaccinations and to make sure all ages are up to date on their vaccinations. Each week of the month focuses on a different age...

National Immunization Awareness Month: Babies and Young Children Aug 14th, 2019

This August, Blue Hills is proud to promote National Immunization Awareness Month (or NIAM). This campaign was established to help promote the education and importance of vaccinations and to make sure all ages are up to date on their vaccinations. Each week of the month focuses on a different age...

National Immunization Awareness Month: Pregnant Women Aug 9th, 2019

This August, Blue Hills is proud to promote National Immunization Awareness Month (or NIAM). This campaign was established to help promote the education and importance of vaccinations and to make sure all ages are up to date on their vaccinations. Each week of the month focuses on a different age...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month Aug 6th, 2019

This August, Blue Hills is proud to promote National Immunization Awareness Month (or NIAM). This campaign was established to help promote the education and importance of vaccinations and to make sure all ages are up to date on their vaccinations. Each week of the month focuses on a different age...

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month Jun 1st, 2019

This month, Blue Hills is putting a spotlight on dementia and Alzheimer's. Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a group of symptoms related in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80 % of cases. Vascular...

May is Mental Awareness Month May 13th, 2019

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and...

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Part II: Asthma May 6th, 2019

Asthma is a condition in which airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This makes breathing difficult and can trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma effects vary from person to person. For some, asthma can be a minor nuisance, while for others, it can be a major...

May is Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month May 1st, 2019

Blue Hills is proud to promote Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month this May. More than 50 million Americans experience some form of allergies each year. This post is focused on allergies - how they work and how to help treat them. We hope it helps you and your loved ones...

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month Apr 16th, 2019

This week, the doctors and staff and Blue Hills would like to focus on Testicular Cancer. Testicular cancer is rare, but it is the most common type of cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 44. About 1 out of every 250 males will develop testicular cancer...

The Human Papilloma Virus Apr 10th, 2019

Human Papillomavirus, or HPV for short, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are more than 200 types of HPV. They can infect your genital areas as well as your month and throat. HPV is extremely common that nearly all men and women get it at some point in...

The Ins and Outs of Head and Neck Cancer Apr 1st, 2019

This month, we would like to shine a spotlight on Head and Neck Cancers. Head and neck cancers account for approximately 4% of all cancers in the United States. Researchers estimated that more than 65,000 men and women in this country would be diagnosed with head and neck cancers in...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Jan 9th, 2019

More than 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer for women worldwide but as it develops over time, it as also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Cervical cancer is most frequently...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Part 2 Oct 16th, 2018

Diagnoses: When a lump or change in the breast is found through self exams or a mammogram, follow up tests are needed to determine whether or not the lump or change in the breast is caused by cancer. If something abnormal is detected on a mammogram, either a follow-up mammogram...

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Part 2 Sep 19th, 2018

This September, Blue Hills is proud to promote Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Last week, we discussed what Ovarian Cancer is, what its symptoms are, and women at risk. Below is a quick recap of risk factors, symptoms, and important facts to know: This week, we'll delve into how women are diagnosed,...

National Immunization Awareness Month: Adults Aug 28th, 2018

This August, Blue Hills is proud to promote National Immunization Awareness Month (or NIAM). This campaign was established to help promote the education and importance of vaccinations and to make sure all ages are up to date on their vaccinations. Each week of the month focuses on a different age...

Summer Safety Tips Jul 5th, 2018

Summer is up and running! A season for vacations and relaxing by the water under the sun. At Blue Hills, we want to make sure you and your family and ready and prepared for the summer season.   Beat the Heat: Infants and young children, elderly people, pets, and people...

National Safety Month, Week 4: Driving Jun 26th, 2018

This month, the National Safety Council focuses providing information to decrease the causes of injury at home, at work, and on the road. Each week focuses on one main topic: Emergency Preparedness, Wellness, Falls, and Driving. At Blue Hills we believe that prevention is a key component to your overall...

National Safety Month, Week 3: Falls Jun 18th, 2018

This month, the National Safety Council focuses providing information to decrease the causes of injury at home, at work, and on the road. Each week focuses on one main topic: Emergency Preparedness, Wellness, Falls, and Driving. At Blue Hills we believe that prevention is a key component to your overall...

National Safety Month, Week 2: Wellness Jun 11th, 2018

This month, the National Safety Council focuses providing information to decrease the causes of injury at home, at work, and on the road. Each week focuses on one main topic: Emergency Preparedness, Wellness, Falls, and Driving. At Blue Hills we believe that prevention is a key component to your overall...

June is National Safety Month May 25th, 2018

This month, the National Safety Council focuses providing information to decrease the causes of injury at home, at work, and on the road. Each week focuses on one main topic: Emergency Preparedness, Wellness, Falls, and Driving. At Blue Hills we believe that prevention is a key component to your overall...

Traveling soon? May 17th, 2018

Summer is almost here! Which means summer vacation is just around the corner. If you are traveling abroad, make sure to check if the country you're visiting requires any vaccines. Visit the CDC's page for travelers here. If you or your family require any immunizations, call the Blue Hills Medical...

The Pet Effect May 17th, 2018

If you are affected by anxiety, depression, or stress, you are not alone. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over 40 million Americans over the age of 18 are affected by anxiety, depression, and stress. While there are many ways to treat mental illness, the Human Animal...

May is Stroke Awareness Month May 17th, 2018

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United states. Nearly 800,000 people are effected in the U.S. alone. A stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It occurs when a blood vessel is blocked by a clot or ruptures. When...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month May 17th, 2018

Every year, millions of Americans suffer from mental illness. This month, many organizations want to raise awareness, fight stigma, provide support, and educate. Here at Blue Hills, we believe your mental health is just as important as your physical health. 1 in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions....