Colon Cancer: Screening, Prevention, and Treatment

Posted by Jagrati Mathur, MD on 3/6/18 1:29 PM

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to talk about colon cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among men and women in the United States. There are 136,000 estimated new cases of colon cancer diagnosed every year and about 50,000 colon cancer deaths reported annually.

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FAQ: Heart Disease With Dr. Mary Larson

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 2/16/18 12:17 PM

February is American Heart Month and a great time to learn about cardiovascular health.  Dr. Mary Larson, a cardiologist with Dignity Health Medical Group - Sequoia, has answered five common questions related to heart disease.

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Avoiding a Workout Injury

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 2/15/18 3:09 PM

Have you kept up with your new year's resolution to hit the gym or exercise more? Adding more activity to your life is a great idea. However, taking steps to avoid injury is especially important when starting a new exercise plan.

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Minimizing the Ouch Factor – 9 Tips to Make Vaccinations Easier for Kids

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 2/14/18 10:51 AM

If you’re taking your child in for their flu shot or vaccinations, you’ll want to be prepared. Comforting your child before, during, and after a shot can help reduce the risk of developing a fear of needles.

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Understanding Your Thyroid 

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 1/18/18 2:26 PM

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month – a great time to make sure your thyroid is healthy and functioning well.

Trouble sleeping, fluctuating weight, changes in mood… For most people, these problems become all too familiar as we age. Some of these changes may be related to lifestyle or changing hormones. But sometimes these symptoms can be a sign of a problem with your thyroid.

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