At The Palmdale 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.

Heart-Healthy Holiday Tips

November 28, 2022

Even during the busy, sometimes chaotic holiday season, you can make lifestyle choices that are healthy for your heart. Try these tips.

Stay Safe This Flu Season

November 15, 2022

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

Try These Tips to Defuse Holiday Stress

November 14, 2022

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

Prediabetes Is Common, Often Unrecognized, and Dangerous

November 6, 2022

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

5 Ways Quitting Smoking Can Improve Your Life

November 2, 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.

Your Breast Cancer Screening Questions Answered

September 30, 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

September 30, 2022

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

Committing to Health with Weight-Loss Surgery

September 26, 2022

Before she began her weight-loss surgery journey at Palmdale Regional Medical Center with a laparoscopic gastric bypass, Destiny Headly weighed more than 460 pounds. Three years later, she is about 280 pounds lighter.

The 10-Minute Test That Could Save Your Life

August 25, 2022

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

The To-Do Item Men Shouldn't Forget

August 25, 2022

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

Bounce Back from Back Pain

August 4, 2022

If you are experiencing back pain, Palmdale Regional offers an advanced, minimally invasive procedure that may help. Neurosurgeon Tyler A. Carson, DO, explains the BESS procedure.

Get Your Kids Off to a Healthy Start This School Year

August 1, 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 31, 2022

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

Protect Yourself While Enjoying the Summer Sun

June 10, 2022

Want to protect yourself from skin cancer while enjoying the summer sun? Checkout these timely tips to indulge in the sun safely.

The Path to Walking Again

May 31, 2022

After breaking his back in a skiing accident, Tyler DeGraw learned to walk again at the Rehabilitation Institute at Palmdale Regional.

Summer Safety Essentials

May 16, 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.

Nine Essential Screenings for Men

May 11, 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 11, 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.

Deep Brain Stimulation Brings a Patient Hope

April 20, 2022

April is National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Discover how an advanced neurological procedure helped patient Elaine Reed reclaim her life.

When You Need Care, Make the Smart Choice

March 25, 2022

Learn when to visit the emergency room versus urgent care.

How to Take Control of Your Neurological Health

March 25, 2022

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

Saving the Heart of the Family

February 22, 2022

Two sisters credit Dr. Phong Dargon and the Palmdale Regional ER for giving them more time with their father after he faced a cardiac emergency.

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. 

A Flutter in the Night

February 11, 2022

Richelle Blackwell-Jones turned to Palmdale Regional for emergency care when she feared she was having a heart attack.

Could You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

January 12, 2022

What to know about this sometimes silent condition.

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

January 12, 2022

Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life!

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 16, 2021

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

Could You Have Seasonal Depression?

December 16, 2021

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

Now Open: The Birth Place at Palmdale Regional

October 18, 2021

We’re delivering babies now that our brand-new maternity unit is open! Discover where love is born.

What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

September 23, 2021

Jaspreet Parihar, MD, explains screenings, risk factors, treatment and more.

Helping a Hero to Heal

September 21, 2021

A retired firefighter paramedic recovers from neck surgery and goes from being the caregiver to being the care receiver.

A Lifeline for Renal Failure Patients

August 26, 2021

Learn about the fistula procedures that Dr. Phong Dargon performs, as well as their benefits.

Help for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

August 26, 2021

Therapists at Palmdale Regional’s Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute can help to lessen pain and return function to hands and forearms.

It’s Almost Here … The Birth Place at Palmdale Regional

June 29, 2021

We’ve been expecting! Palmdale Regional is excited to announce that our new OB and maternity unit, The Birth Place, will arrive later this summer.

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

May 14, 2021

From new variants to possible herd immunity – Infectious Disease Specialist Jonathan Truong, MD, discusses key vaccine topics in three short Q&A videos.

Medical Emergencies Cannot Wait

March 16, 2021

It's important to call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room when you or a loved one experience signs of possible heart attack or stroke.

Why You Should Consider a Colorectal Cancer Screening

March 16, 2021

Marjun Philip Duldulao, MD, says that testing is key to preventing the third-most-common cancer among men and women.

Take Charge of Your Kidney Health

March 16, 2021

There are ways to care for your kidneys to help reduce your risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Learn more from Dr. Bassel Hadaya.

Emergency Care with Compassion

December 4, 2020

A busy mom talks about the ER care she received at Palmdale Regional and what stood out.

Keeping It Real with COVID-19

July 26, 2020

Healthcare Heroes speak from the heart about their experiences caring for patients and living through history.

Mom Reunites With Family After Surviving COVID-19

July 2, 2020

Maria Herrera recovered from COVID-19 and thanked her Healthcare Heroes on the front lines. "Because of them, I'm still here."

Cheers to a Special Dad!

June 30, 2020

Gerry Smith was working in the lab at Palmdale Regional when he received an unexpected delivery to sweeten his day.

Sewing for a Special Cause

June 28, 2020

Volunteers support front-line workers, one mask at a time. They've made thousands.