Preventing cardiovascular disease in women

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 2/21/24 3:56 PM

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and it affects women differently than men. Below, Kathy Glatter, MD, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist with Dignity Health Woodland Clinic, shares the types of heart diseases that commonly affect women, the risk factors to watch out for, and the steps you can take to lower your risk.

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Introducing My Portal by Dignity Health: Health at your fingertips

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 2/14/24 1:35 PM

Managing your health between visits is easier than ever with My Portal by Dignity Health, offering a more convenient way to access and handle your health needs between appointments — all from one central place.

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Celebrating Women Physicians Day

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 2/1/24 3:28 PM

National Women Physicians Day on February 3, recognizes the path women 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. Today we reflect on the achievements of women in medicine, and also show our support for the next generation. We asked three Dignity Health Medical Group physicians to share what celebrating this day means to them. Here’s what they had to say.

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An introduction to hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism

Posted by Isabelle Eskew on 1/23/24 1:39 PM

January is Thyroid Awareness Month so we spoke with Dr. Scott McCusker, Ear, Nose and Throat specialist with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group to learn about common thyroid diseases like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

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Unlocking the secrets to sound sleep: understanding and managing sleep apnea

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 1/8/24 8:57 AM

A good night's sleep is one of the most crucial factors for a long, healthy life. An inability to get a restful slumber can sometimes lead to dangerous health complications. Approximately 30 million American adults have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder in which your breathing can repeatedly start and stop, inhibiting one’s ability to get a good night’s rest.

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