Mark Spitzer, DO, Joins Dignity Health Medical Group – Merced

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 11/8/17 12:02 PM

Dignity Health Medical Group – Merced recently announced that Mark Spitzer, DO, has joined their group and is now accepting patients. Dr. Spitzer is an ear, nose, and throat doctor (otorhinolaryngologist). He specializes in many conditions, including seasonal allergies, head and neck surgeries like thyroidectomy, neck cancers, and salivary gland issues, as well as general otolaryngology.

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Skin Care Tips From a Dermatologist

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 7/4/17 8:00 AM

Acne, dry skin, red patches, shininess… These are just a few reasons someone might try a new skin care product. If you’re fed up with breakouts or bad skin, you’re not alone! About 50 million Americans deal with acne on a regular basis, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

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When is a headache more than just a headache?

Posted by Gail Verderico on 6/13/17 8:00 AM

Almost everybody experiences headaches from time to time. They are so ubiquitous that “a headache” has become a metaphor for mundane but manageable problems, such as tax preparation. However, for some unlucky few, headaches can be a debilitating and recurring intrusion—and on rare occasion, they can be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

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Anti-Aging Skin Tips II

Posted by Lorilee Wagner on 5/23/17 8:00 AM

Learn about skin cleansing, using retinol for its anti-aging effects, healing your skin from the inside out, preventing sunburns, and how to use chamomile to soothe them.

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Antibiotic Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Gail Verderico on 5/8/17 8:00 AM

Resisting Antibiotic Resistance

Maybe this has happened to you: After you develop a cold or flu, a family member offers you their unfinished bottle of antibiotics to help you kick it. Should you take them?

In short: no, no, no. The efficacy of antibiotics, one of medicine’s most important weapons in fighting bacterial illness, is becoming compromised by misuse. In a 2013 interview, CDC associate director Dr. Arjun Srinivasan said:

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