We're Expecting! Tips for Helping Your Pregnant Partner

Posted by Christina Bhattacharya on 12/9/15 8:00 AM

So you and your partner just found out she's  pregnantAfter the breaking news, you'll experience a roller coaster of emotions. Pregnancy is a wonderful time, full of excitement and anticipation, but it also can be anxiety-inducing and stressful -- for both the pregnant woman and her partner.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Mercy Imaging Centers, DHMG - Bakersfield, Mercy Medical Group, DHMG - Merced, Woodland Clinic, DHMG - Dominican, OB/GYN, DHMG - Inland Empire, DHMG - Ventura County

What to Expect During an Ultrasound Test

Posted by Julia Haskins on 9/7/15 8:00 AM

As you embark on your pregnancy journey, you're probably thinking that your ultrasound test is exciting -- but pretty straightforward. It's just a procedure that most doctors recommend to assess your and your baby's prenatal health, right? Yes, but it can also determine many important factors of a pregnancy: how the baby is developing, how far along your pregnancy is, or if any congenital abnormalities are present. Furthermore, there are a variety of ultrasound tests that you can undergo depending on your personal circumstances, so it's important to know the differences. By arming yourself with the proper knowledge, you'll be ready to make the right decision with your doctor.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Mercy Imaging Centers, DHMG - Bakersfield, Mercy Medical Group, DHMG - Merced, Woodland Clinic, DHMG - Dominican, OB/GYN, DHMG - Inland Empire, DHMG - Ventura County

Forbes Interviews Lloyd Dean, President and CEO of Dignity Health

Posted by Gail Verderico on 5/18/15 8:00 AM

"...the most innovative thing that I’ve seen in health care yet is a simple and proven idea – that kindness has the power to heal." Lloyd H. Dean has been profiled in Forbes. Learn more about the Dignity Health CEO and the latest on changes in health care on Forbes.com

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Topics: In the News, Mercy Imaging Centers, DHMG - Sequoia, DHMG - San Francisco, DHMG - Bakersfield, Mercy Medical Group, DHMG - Stockton, DHMG - Merced, Woodland Clinic, DHMG - Dominican

Podcast: Detecting Breast Cancers in Women with Dense Breasts

Posted by Gail Verderico on 1/5/15 3:00 PM

Dr. Daniel Herron, the Director of Women’s Imaging at Mercy Imaging Centers, who has been practicing medicine for 26 years, joins eHealth Radio to discuss the SonoCiné AWBUS™ (Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound) examinations. The technology detects small invasive breast cancers in women with dense breasts.

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Topics: Podcasts, Mercy Imaging Centers

New Ultrasound Equipment finds Breast Cancer in Patient with Normal Mammogram

Posted by Daniel Herron, MD on 12/17/14 1:30 PM

A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer is significantly affected by the density of her breasts. Most breast cancers occur in women with dense breasts, and the ability of mammography to detect breast cancer diminishes as breast density increases. We know from experience at Mercy Imaging, and from multiple studies, that we can find breast cancers in women with dense breasts missed on mammography using a new, FDA cleared, Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound Screening (AWBUS) examination offered at Mercy Imaging.

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Topics: Technology, Mercy Imaging Centers