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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Mercy Medical Group Earns National Recognition for Efforts Aimed at Reducing Heart Attacks and Strokes

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 1/31/18 11:05 AM

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have recognized Mercy Medical Group for its commitment to reducing the number of patients who have heart attacks and strokes each year. Mercy Medical Group is among a group of first-time recipients to receive AHA and AMA’s "Target: BP Recognition Program" award.   

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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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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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