Colorectal Cancer: Know the Risks & Signs

Posted by Gail Verderico on 3/21/17 8:30 AM

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – a time to become familiar with the risk factors and warning signs associated with this increasingly survivable disease.

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women in the United States. Although a study released last month found the risk for people born in 1990 or later is increasing, the average age at diagnosis is still 72.

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Five Tips for Getting Better Sleep

Posted by Robert Dias, MD on 3/14/17 11:30 AM

Struggling with sleep after turning the clock forward last weekend? Mercy Medical Group neurologist and sleep expert Robert Dias, MD offers five tips to help you get the most out of your ZZZs.

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Topics: Tips & Trends, DHMG - Sequoia, DHMG - San Francisco, DHMG - Bakersfield, Mercy Medical Group, DHMG - Stockton, DHMG - Merced, Woodland Clinic, DHMG - Dominican, DHMG - Inland Empire, DHMG - Ventura County, DHMG - Northridge, Sleep Disorders

Spring Tips for Better Skin

Posted by Lorilee Wagner on 3/1/17 11:00 AM

Gear up for spring with our latest skin tips including information about retinol, the best diet for good skin and how sleep (or lack of it) affects your skin!

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Topics: Tips & Trends, Cosmetic Services, DHMG - Sequoia, DHMG - San Francisco, DHMG - Bakersfield, Mercy Medical Group, DHMG - Stockton, DHMG - Merced, Woodland Clinic, DHMG - Dominican, DHMG - Inland Empire, DHMG - Ventura County, DHMG - Northridge

5 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Thyroid Problems

Posted by Samira Kirmiz, MD on 2/22/17 1:00 PM

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck that helps regulate your body’s systems, including your metabolism.

Clinically, thyroid problems typically fall into two categories: hormonal (hyperthyroidism or an overproduction of the hormone and hypothyroidism or an underproduction of the hormone) and structural (thyroid nodules and cancer). The good news is most issues can be managed once they are diagnosed and a treatment plan is put into place.

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Endometrial Cancer: risk factors, warning signs, and treatment

Posted by Mona Orady, MD on 12/22/16 9:00 AM

In 2016, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 60,000 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed resulting in more than 10,000 deaths. Endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer and if it caught early, it is one of the most treatable and least deadly gynecological cancers. Unfortunately, the warning signs are often ignored.

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