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Can You See Your OB/GYN via Video Visit?

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 9/21/20 1:22 PM

Jennifer Steen, MD, an OB/GYN with Dignity Health Medical Group, Ventura Region has embraced virtual visits in her practice as a tool to help patients feel more at ease. As an OB/GYN, virtual visits have allowed Dr. Steen to connect with her patients. Across the board, her obstetrics and gynecology patients enjoy virtual visits, for various reasons.

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Do You Need an Aortic Valve Replacement?

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 9/18/20 4:40 PM

For people with underlying heart conditions, monitoring your health is incredibly important, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group clinics are safe and open for in-person visits so you don't need to delay your cardiac care.

Zachary Brewer, MD, a cardiac surgeon with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group explains how to identify one of the most common and serious heart valve problems, aortic valve disease, or aortic stenosis. Aortic valve disease refers to severe narrowing or restriction of the aortic heart valve’s opening, reducing blood flow in the heart.

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Distance Learning and Kids' Eye Health

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 9/16/20 3:23 PM

Distance learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic means kids are spending more and more time in front of a computer these days, a phenomenon that has parents wondering if all the extra screen time is harming kids’ eyes. Robert Bellinoff, MD, an ophthalmologist with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, explains how parents can help kids reduce negative effects of increased screen time, and monitor their children’s eye health.

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Keeping Your Community Safe During COVID-19

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 9/9/20 9:13 AM

There is a heightened sense of concern among people trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many are trying to balance enjoying summer activities, running routine errands and more, while keeping themselves, their families and their communities safe. Sukhjinder Sandhu, MD, a family medicine physician with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group in Rocklin, is sharing health safety tips and guidelines to keep yourself and your community safe during the pandemic.

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Navigating the Unique Challenges of Parenting in a Pandemic

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 8/20/20 5:32 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges in navigating parenthood. With schools across the country going online and limited social activities available for children, many parents are concerned about the potential long-term impacts of keeping their kids at home for long periods of time, and eventually returning to school. Dr. Marvi Montano-Ip, MD, a pediatrician with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, shared common concerns from patient families and addressed ways parents can navigate these unprecedented challenges.

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