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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 will take place in March, 2024.

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Protect your ears from permanent hearing loss

Posted by Isabelle Eskew on 10/17/23 1:07 PM

Our world can be loud, and every day, we’re exposed to harmful levels of noise that can damage our ears. From power tools, to alarms, traffic, and music, these noises are a normal part of life. However, did you know that there are simple steps you can take today to protect your hearing for years to come?

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, so we spoke with Dr. Karen Pak, an audiologist with Dignity Health Woodland Clinic, who shares important insights on noise-induced hearing loss.

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Get Ahead of Flu Myths: 6 Facts You Should Know

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 10/9/23 4:00 PM

While people with mild flu cases may downplay the severity or mistake it for a cold, in some cases, the flu can be far more serious than the common cold. Both diseases are contagious and caused by viruses, but flu symptoms can be more intense and sudden, leading to more serious complications including pneumonia in some cases. 

Young children, older adults, and people with chronic conditions are most prone to complications from the flu. Below, Brian Nguyen, DO, a pediatrician with Dignity Health Woodland Clinic answers some common questions about flu season. 

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Empowered by Data: How People Are Using Smartwatches for Heart Monitoring

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 9/26/23 2:41 PM

The evolution of smartwatches has ushered in a new era of personalized health monitoring. Many of these devices now come equipped with an electrocardiogram (ECG) feature, allowing wearers to independently record their heart's rhythm.

This was the case for Val Chaban, a retired law enforcement officer from Lodi, who noticed that he was frequently experiencing a subtle but persistent fluttering sensation in his chest after his routine workouts.

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Pediatrician Answers Common Questions About the HPV Vaccine

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 8/31/23 8:52 AM

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus that can cause cancer in both men and women. This includes cervical cancer, which more than 12,000 Americans are diagnosed with each year. 

Now, cervical cancer is highly preventable with the HPV vaccine and routine testing. Below, Brian Nguyen, DO, a pediatrician with Dignity Health Woodland Clinic answers common questions parents often have about the HPV vaccine.

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