Health Tip of the Homestand
Beat the heat this summer by staying hydrated. The average adult needs about eight to nine glasses of water per day to stay healthy. If you exercise regularly, are breastfeeding or pregnant, or have a health condition, you may need to drink more than the daily recommended amount. To ensure proper hydration, order water at meals, drink water between meals and substitute sparkling water for alcoholic beverages. Water help keeps skin looking good. Drinking water also helps maintain the balance of body fluids which is essential for your body organs function. If water is not your favorite beverage, eat more fruit and vegetables - their high water content will add to your hydration.
About Palo Alto Medical Foundation
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) for Health Care, Research and Education, is part of the Sutter Health network of care. Founded in 1930, PAMF is a not-for-profit health care organization that is a pioneer in the multispecialty group practice of medicine, health innovation and patient-centered care. PAMF's more than 1,200 affiliated physicians and 5,400 employees serve nearly 850,000 patients at its medical centers and clinics in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is part of Sutter Health's Peninsula Coastal Region, which also includes Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center and Menlo Park Surgical Hospital. For more information about the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, please visit the PAMF website and blog, follow us on Twitter, and join us on Facebook and Google+. To learn about PAMF's Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation, visit the PAMF Innovation Center website.