Gail Verderico

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Take Back Your Morning

Posted by Gail Verderico on 11/2/15 2:00 PM

Human connection promotes a sense of well-being. So let’s put down our devices and spend more time together. ‪ #‎TakeBackYourMorning‬
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Flu Vaccinations 101

Posted by Gail Verderico on 9/21/15 8:00 AM

All about the Flu Vaccination

It’s that time of year again: flu season. Homes and workplaces across the country are already experiencing the first wave of influenza. Almost everybody gets infected with it at some point in their lives. For most, it amounts to a few days of the usual unpleasant symptoms: fever, sore throat, cough and body aches. But influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.

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Topics: Tips & Trends, Family Medicine, Mercy Medical Group, Woodland Clinic

5 Strategies for Managing Sodium in Your Diet

Posted by Gail Verderico on 6/22/15 8:00 AM

We all want to eat healthy, yet still enjoy comfort food once in a while. Because of this, one aspect of nutrition that might slip by is daily salt intake. Do you know how much salt you consume on a regular basis, or how much sodium your favorite foods contain? Like most nutritional issues, salt intake is about balance. Because of the negative effects, you should be aware of your daily salt intake. Try these five strategies to help reduce your sodium intake.
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Topics: Health & Wellness, Tips & Trends, DHMG - Sequoia, DHMG - San Francisco, DHMG - Bakersfield, Mercy Medical Group, DHMG - Stockton, DHMG - Merced, Woodland Clinic, DHMG - Dominican

Top 7 Heart Health Foods

Posted by Gail Verderico on 6/15/15 8:00 AM

A growing body of research indicates that you can maintain or improve your heart health by eating certain foods. In fact, eating heart healthy foods can improve your quality of life at all ages, and when you consume cardiovascular superfoods, you can reduce your chances of heart attack and stroke. Here are our top seven foods for heart health.
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Topics: Health & Wellness, Tips & Trends, DHMG - Sequoia, DHMG - San Francisco, DHMG - Bakersfield, Mercy Medical Group, DHMG - Stockton, DHMG - Merced, Woodland Clinic, DHMG - Dominican

Is Your Office Job Bad for Bone and Joint Health?

Posted by Gail Verderico on 6/8/15 10:00 AM

You may have heard about the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle on heart health, but did you know inactivity is also bad for your bone and joint health? If you work in an office and spend most of your weekdays sitting down, you may be at risk for problems such as repetitive motion injury, poor posture, and even bone loss. In fact, the American Osteopathic Association lists "limb problems" as a key consequence of a sedentary lifestyle. Read this article for three helpful tips to help overcome this issue.

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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