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How Dignity Health Physicians Are Safely Celebrating Halloween

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 10/26/21 9:54 AM

Halloween is just around the corner, marking the beginning of the holiday season. With pandemic guidelines having loosened in many parts of the state, people are excited for an end-of-year holiday season that’s reminiscent of pre-pandemic celebrations from years past. Even with vaccination numbers on the rise, we should continue to recognize that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. This Halloween, it is important to continue taking precautions against spreading the COVID-19 virus whenever possible.

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Important Reminders During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 10/19/21 11:47 AM

Every October, communities around the country rally behind fundraising events and education campaigns to generate awareness around breast cancer. Early stages of breast cancer often have no symptoms, so with over 281,550 cases predicted for 2021, recommended regular screenings have the potential to save thousands of lives.

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Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group Recognized for Promoting Well-Being for Caregivers

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 10/13/21 4:36 PM

The American Medical Association (AMA) recognized Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group as one of 44 health care organizations to receive the 2021 Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program award. This distinction recognizes Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group with a demonstrated commitment to preserving the well-being of health care team members by engaging in proven efforts to combat work-related stress and burnout.

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Understanding Behavioral Health for You and Your Loved Ones

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 10/6/21 3:46 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our collective mental health. We’ve adjusted how we live life in many ways — from small habits like never leaving the house without hand sanitizer, to more significant changes, like missing out on lifetime celebrations. These changes have indeed impacted how we think and feel about ourselves and our world.

Most of us understand the idea of mental health, but this year for World Mental Health Day we asked Alexis Lyon-Claus, LMFT, behavioral health manager at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, to help explain behavioral health and share advice on what you and your loved ones can do to continue to navigate your mental health journeys through the pandemic.

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Preparing for the 2021 Flu Season

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 9/29/21 12:02 PM

This flu season, it is important as ever to protect ourselves and our loved ones against both the flu and COVID-19. We spoke to two Dignity Health Medical Group physicians who shared what you should know this flu season.

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