Immune-Boosting Tips for Flu Season

Posted by Louise Lee on 9/24/18 4:27 PM

There are so many factors that play into our immune system's health: lifestyle choices, genetics, stress levels, and more. To help you avoid catching the flu this season, you’ll want to keep your immune system healthy. The immune system is made up of complex cells, organs, and tissues that work together to defend your body against attacks by organisms such as germs and fungi. Here are several ways you can help boost your immune system.

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Night Sweats: Common Causes and When to Be Concerned

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 8/6/18 1:54 PM

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night covered in sweat? Sometimes we can write off night sweats as a symptom of a fever, or stress-related. But when night sweats are reoccurring, it can be a real burden on day-to-day life. Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner, Lindy Chavez, NPC, who practices with Dignity Health Medical Group in Camarillo, has answered four important questions about night sweats. [ Skip to Video]
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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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Fireworks Safety From an Urgent Care Doctor

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 7/2/18 11:52 AM

If you plan on ringing in the Fourth of July with fireworks, make sure you don’t cut your celebrations short with a trip to the emergency room or urgent care. On average, 280 people have a fireworks-related medical emergency each day, during the month around Independence Day. To help you stay safe this season, Dr. Terry Lapid, with Dignity Health Medical Group – Dominican’s urgent care center, has a few recommendations.

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Summer and Skin Health

Posted by Alessandra Arif on 6/20/18 4:20 PM

Summer is finally here! The air is warm, the pool is open, the outside beckons, but so do the UV rays.

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