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April is National Stress Awareness Month

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 4/28/21 9:26 AM

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Stress levels among Americans are on the rise largely on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association (APA). April is National Stress Awareness Month and while stress is a natural human emotion that helps us prepare and perform as necessary (think “fight or flight” mode), it can also negatively impact our health.

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Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 2/2/21 4:31 PM

We celebrate National Women Physicians Day on Feb. 3, commemorating Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. in 1849. Today, we honor and recognize the accomplishments and milestones of all women doctors since then.

To celebrate, we asked a handful of women physicians within Dignity Health Medical Groups to weigh-in on what National Women Physicians Day represents for them and share advice for other women entering the medical profession.

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Dignity Health Medical Foundation Names New VP of Operations, Central and Southern California

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 8/19/19 11:19 AM

Dignity Health Medical Foundation announced that Joe Kim has been promoted to VP of Operations, Central and Southern California. Joe was previously Executive Director of Dignity Health Medical Network, Dignity Health Medical Foundation’s HMO physician network and Independent Provider Association. 

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Reading Food Labels

Posted by Dr. Harshit Shah on 8/1/19 1:43 PM

Dr. Harshit Shah is an endocrinologist with Dignity Health Medical Group in Bakersfield and is passionate about advising patients on the best diets to manage conditions like diabetes. 

Based on the evidence, I recommend a whole food, plant-based diet, which is low in fat, and high in minimally processed and whole foods, for a healthy living. These days, nutrition labels and food labels can be very confusing, so I'd like to share some tips!

1. Focus on Foods Without Labels
It is a great goal to try to only eat foods that do not require labels. You want your refrigerator and pantry to be full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy nuts, and legumes. Most of these items can be purchased without packaging (unless the package just functions to hold single ingredient like beans), which is another plus!

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Elected Officials, Leaders, and Community Celebrate Newest  Dignity Health Medical Group Location in Tehachapi

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 7/23/19 2:01 PM

Last night, elected officials and community leaders joined Dignity Health and Dignity Health Medical Group for the grand opening of their newest medical group location in Tehachapi. The 4,000-square-foot clinic is conveniently located and will serve the growing needs of the Tehachapi community.

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