Brooke Burgess

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COVID-19 Hygiene Habits to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 4/9/20 2:47 PM

The current global coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis has many on high-alert when it comes to spreading germs. Our hands touch dozens of surfaces each day that are home to thousands of bacteria and viruses, many of which can last up to a week if not sanitized. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 virus may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. Now more than ever, it’s critical to steer clear of germs to prevent from contracting or spreading the coronavirus by disinfecting frequently used surfaces and regularly washing your hands.

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Sutter Health Plus Adds Dignity Health Medical Group-Dominican Physicians to the HMO Network

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 4/2/20 10:20 AM

Dignity Health, a healthcare provider system, and Sutter Health Plus, a not-for-profit HMO affiliated with Sutter Health, announced the signing of agreements offering Sutter Health Plus members access to Dignity Health Medical Group-Dominican physicians effective April 1, 2020.

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Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic Medical Group Earn National Recognition

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 2/27/20 9:35 AM

Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic Medical Group were awarded Elite Status from America’s Physician Groups (APG) for excellence in patient experience, population health management, and overall affordability.

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Heart Health Awareness for Women

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 2/13/20 2:07 PM

Many people are familiar with the most common signs to look for when having a heart attack – shortness of breath, pain in the limbs, and feeling like there’s an elephant sitting on your chest. But did you know women often have completely different symptoms than men when it comes to identifying poor heart health? 

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Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 2/3/20 9:38 AM

National Women Physicians Day (Feb. 3) recognizes the path female doctors have paved in the U.S. over the years. The date commemorates Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. in 1849. As we reflect on and celebrate the achievements of women in medicine, we asked our physicians to share any advice they would give their younger self as a woman entering into the profession. Here’s what they had to say:

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