Hello Healthy Podcast | Why is lung cancer on the rise among women?

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 11/28/23 2:20 PM

For Dignity Health's Hello Healthy podcast, Eric Peck, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon with Dignity Health Medical Group — Bakersfield discusses recent research that explains a rise of lung cancer in women under 50 years of age and the surgical treatment options available for lung cancer patients. Read the interview transcript below.

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Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group honored for providing high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 11/27/23 4:47 PM

We are pleased to announce that Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group is a recipient of the   Excellence in Healthcare Award for measurement year 2022, from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) for its top performance on clinical quality, patient experience and cost measures. 

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Exposing lung cancer’s silent threat

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 11/27/23 10:44 AM

Lung cancer claims more lives than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Historically, lung cancer has been more common in older adults and diagnosed at an advanced stage. Younger women, however, are getting lung cancer at higher rates than men younger than 50, according to a report published in JAMA Oncology.

Costanzo DiPerna, MD a thoracic surgeon with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, shares insight and resources to help people understand risks, prevention, treatment options and the dangerous long-term effects of using modern “e-cigarettes.”

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Get inspired in the kitchen this National Diabetes Month

Posted by Isabelle Eskew on 11/20/23 4:31 PM

November is National Diabetes Month, so we asked Dignity Health Medical Group endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism specialists to share their family-favorite recipes for people with diabetes or prediabetes.

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MD Imaging to join Dignity Health Advanced Imaging

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 11/14/23 1:37 PM

MD Imaging (MDI) and Dignity Health Advanced Imaging (DHAI) have entered into a definitive agreement for DHAI to acquire MDI’s imaging practice. The transition is expected to take place in spring, 2024.

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