Sara Whatley, DO, Joins Dignity Health Medical Group in the Ventura Region

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 10/13/17 11:48 AM

When our family grows stronger, so does yours! The healing power of humankindness grows stronger when we bring together the smartest physicians and health care providers we know. It’s why we’re welcoming a well-known provider in the Camarillo community into the Dignity Health family. 

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7 Things You Should Talk to Your Doctor About If You Think You’ve Been Exposed to Valley Fever

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 9/28/17 1:33 PM

If you’re experiencing symptoms of valley fever, or you think you’ve been exposed to the fungus that causes valley fever, contact your doctor’s office. Remember that valley fever is not contagious from person to person — it is contracted by inhaling certain fungal spores found in soil. Those working in close contact with soil, that live in areas where valley fever is common, should be extra careful. Since there is no cure yet for this disease, prevention is very important.

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A Pediatrician’s Top Tips for Back-to-School Health

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 9/28/17 12:55 PM

Whether you are prepping for your child’s very first day, or you’ve been through it before, the transition from summer vacation back to school can be tough! Dr. Komal Afzal, DO, a pediatrician at Dignity Health Medical Group – Dominican, offers the following tips to help families prepare for a healthy school year. 

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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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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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