Flu Season Q&A With Dr. John Martinez, East Woodland Urgent Care

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 1/11/18 12:04 PM

John Martinez, MD, is an urgent care physician with Woodland Clinic Medical Group seeing patients at the Dignity Health Medical Foundation East Woodland Urgent Care location. During a recent live interview, Dr. Martinez talked about this season's flu strain, tips for preventing the spread of the flu, the importance of the flu vaccine, and more.

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National Family Caregiver’s Month

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 11/27/17 3:32 PM

Research indicates that the stressors involved in caring for an ill loved one put you at a greater risk for depression. Caring for a loved one suffering from long-term illness or dementia can be challenging, lonely, and even traumatic.

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Swap Holiday Guilt for Holiday Health [Slideshow]

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 11/21/17 3:59 PM

For many, the holiday season is about more than just family and fun – it’s about food! And while occasional indulgences are fine, six weeks of treats and sweets can take a toll on your health.

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Stay Safe this Season

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 11/21/17 2:10 PM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 15,000 people end up in the ER every holiday season because of injuries sustained while decorating for the holidays. That sobering statistic doesn’t include injuries related to cooking accidents, car crashes and winter sport injuries!

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Aging Adults and Depression

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 11/1/17 8:51 AM

Reviewed by Dr. Chester Tung, DO, a family physician at Dignity Health Medical Group – Inland Empire.

Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression. While it’s normal to feel the ongoing ups and downs of life, those who experience lows for more than two weeks may be suffering from depression. Signs of depression may include: not caring about things you used to be passionate about, loss of motivation, and feeling sad, down, hopeless or cranky most of the day, for days at a time.

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