What You Should Know About Heart Disease

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 2/25/22 12:58 PM

American Heart Month in February is a time to take stock of our heart health and the factors that contribute to heart disease. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One of every four deaths is attributed to heart disease, making it a significant health concern for Americans.

The good news is that heart disease can be prevented. With increased awareness about heart disease and the factors that affect heart health, decreasing the risk of heart disease is possible. We turned to Anabel Facemire, MD, a cardiologist with Dignity Health Medical Group — Sierra Nevada to better understand heart disease.

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How Parents and Caregivers Can Address Pediatric Pandemic Anxiety

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 2/11/22 6:57 PM

Serving as a caregiver to a child is one of the most important, rewarding and difficult roles one can have. Being a caregiver during a pandemic has made the role even more challenging. It goes without saying that the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have also been challenging for children and teens, especially as they navigate normal developmental milestones on top of challenges that may have been present prior to the pandemic.

Stephanie Parmely, Ph.D, a psychologist with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, answers common questions about anxiety in children and teens. Dr. Parmely identifies signs to watch out for, and actions that parents, guardians and/or caregivers can take to address issues.

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Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic Medical Group Honored for Providing High-Quality Care to Medicare Advantage Patients

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 2/3/22 9:44 AM

The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) has recognized Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic Medical Group for providing high-quality care to Medicare Advantage patients in California. The IHA is a statewide nonprofit group committed to high-value care that improves quality and affordability for patients across the nation.

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National Thyroid Awareness Month

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 1/28/22 9:47 AM

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, and according to the American Thyroid Association, more than 20 million Americans have a form of thyroid disease. As we continue to explore goals for health and wellness in the new year, this post will highlight the importance of thyroid health and management, as well as debunk common myths about thyroid-related diseases.

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Inspire: The Latest in Sleep Apnea Innovation at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group

Posted by Isabelle Eskew on 1/25/22 11:02 AM

We’re pleased to share that Scott McCusker, MD, and Shoab Siddique, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, completed the first Inspire procedure at the Outpatient Surgery Center at Mercy General Hospital. The Inspire system is an FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment option for people who cannot use standard Continuous Positive Airway  Pressure (CPAP) therapy.
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