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Clinician Approved Gifts For Kids

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 11/30/21 12:37 PM

Finding the perfect gift for each child on your list is no small feat. To help you make the best choices, we talked to three Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group child and adolescent psychiatrists about thoughtful, clinician-approved gifts for every child on your shopping list.

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month | Decreasing Your Risk

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 11/29/21 9:00 AM

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States for both men and women.

This month, we talked to Seth Robinson, MD, a pulmonologist with Woodland Clinic, about ways to decrease your risk of lung cancer.

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Enjoying Holiday Treats | Tips From a Dietician

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 11/22/21 3:52 PM

The holidays are here, and so are tasty treats and holiday staples. Whether it's childhood favorites, or shared family recipes, holiday foods tend to be sweeter and richer than we’re used to. While these foods are traditionally less healthy, they do not have to be off limits. We spoke with Melody Steeples, MPH, RD, a registered dietician with Woodland Clinic, about her recommendations for enjoying this time of year without overindulging.

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National Diabetes Awareness Month | Small Actions Can Help Prevent Diabetes

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 11/17/21 10:27 AM

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the CDC estimates that 122 million adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes in the United States. We spoke to Jeffrey Williams, MD, an endocrinologist with Dignity Health Medical Group — Dominican about steps to help manage and prevent diabetes.

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Dignity Health Medical Network – Santa Cruz, Mercy Medical Group Honored for Providing High Quality, Affordable Patient Care

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 11/11/21 3:21 PM

Dignity Health Medical Network – Santa Cruz and Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group were two of just a few physician organizations in California to receive the 2021 Excellence in Healthcare Award, California’s top honor for provider organizations, from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) for its top performance in clinical quality, patient experience and cost measures.

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