Understanding Weight Gain Related to Hypothyroidism

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 5/28/19 9:07 AM

Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain hormones. It’s estimated that nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 12 may be living with hypothyroidism. Below, Dr. Harshit Shah, an endocrinologist with Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield, explains how hypothyroidism can impact weight gain. 

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Blood Pressure for Seniors

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 5/21/19 3:25 PM

Monitoring and maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important at any age. However, for seniors, high blood pressure is especially dangerous. Lindy Chavez, NPC, a family medicine nurse practitioner with Dignity Health Medical Group – Ventura Region, shares answers to common blood pressure questions related to those over the age of 65.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Q&A With Dr. Kuldip Sandhu

Posted by Brianna Nguyen on 5/10/19 10:15 AM

Talking about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be as uncomfortable as its symptoms. However, IBS is a relatively common condition affecting about 20 percent of the U.S. population, according to Dr. Kuldip Sandhu, an expert gastroenterologist with Mercy Medical Group. Dr. Sandhu answers important questions about IBS below.

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What Is Ulcerative Colitis?

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 4/25/19 4:35 PM

If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UC affects as many as 246 of every 100,000 Americans. But what is UC and what can be done about it?

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GMA Healthcare Providers Joins Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield | Alignment Strengthens Patient Care Delivery in the Bakersfield Region

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 4/24/19 11:15 AM

GMA Healthcare Providers (GMA) and Dignity Health Medical Foundation (DHMF) have announced that GMA is joining the Dignity Health family, and will change their name to Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield.

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