Managing Diabetes in the Heat

Posted by Alessandra Arif on 7/24/18 5:16 PM

Hot climates are not the most forgiving, especially when it comes to outdoor activities. During the peak of summer, high temperatures can be difficult for anyone to deal with. For those with diabetes, the heat can be even more troubling. Dr. Harshit Shah, an endocrinologist with Dignity Health Medical Group – Bakersfield, answers important questions related to managing diabetes in the heat. [Skip to video]

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Mercy Medical Group Honored for Achievements in Diabetes Care and Commitment to Health Care Quality

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 5/9/18 9:38 AM

Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation was recognized for its achievements in diabetes care by AMGA. AMGA honored seven organizations with 2018 Together 2 Goal® Awards, recognizing the top performers in AMGA Foundation’s Together 2 Goal® campaign, a national initiative uniting 150 medical groups and health systems in an effort to improve care for 1 million people with Type 2 diabetes by 2019. Mercy Medical Group received “Most Improved Large Group.”

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What Is Graves' Disease?

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 3/13/18 4:35 PM

The autoimmune condition called Graves' disease has been in the news a lot lately, as TV host Wendy Williams announced her diagnosis in February. Dr. Patricia Ostrander, an  expert endocrinologist with Mercy Medical Group, says that the disease is actually relatively common in her practice. To help shed some light on the condition, Dr. Ostrander has answered the following questions about Graves' disease. 

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All About Diabetes

Posted by Gail Verderico on 5/27/16 8:00 AM

Ever wonder what the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is? Want to know what the common symptoms are? This easy to read infographic will give you the basic 411 on diabetes.

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