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Virtual Visit Success | Providing Comfort in Stressful Times

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 6/24/20 12:17 PM

Almost everyone has been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another. This time of crisis has caused feelings of stress and anxiety for much of the population. For Sara Whatley–Dustin, DO, a Family Medicine physician with Dignity Health Medical Group — Ventura Region, virtual visits are a way to provide mental health resources to patients during this stressful time.

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Keeping Kids Healthy and Entertained at Home

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 4/22/20 11:19 AM

Families across the country are adapting to a new in-home routine to keep themselves and others safe during this unprecedented time. As many are facing adjusted school and work days, Dr. Kimberly Hart, a pediatrician with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group in Citrus Heights, is sharing tips to help keep kids active and engaged indoors.

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Halloween Tips For Kids With Allergies

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 10/30/19 4:25 PM

Dr. Brian Nguyen, a pediatrician Dignity Health Medical Foundation - Woodland and Davis, has several tips to help keep kids with allergies safe during Halloween.

First, if your child has a severe food allergy, talk to your pediatrician or allergist about trick-or-treating, and be aware of your child's limitations. This doesn't mean your child has to miss out on the fun, by any means! In fact, healthy parents are implementing a shift away from the importance of candy on Halloween. Remember to discuss with your children all the other reasons Halloween is fun (you get to dress up, play games, be with friends, etc.).

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Music and Your Health

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 8/6/19 2:28 PM

Dr. Gilbert Luceno, a family medicine physician with Mercy Medical Group in Roseville, shares his answers to questions about music and health. Dr. Luceno is a musician and is passionate about the intersection of music and healthy living.

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The Best (and Worst) Foods to Eat for Diabetes

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 7/2/19 9:58 AM


Sarah Abraham is a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner with Dignity Health Medical Group – Ventura Region, and an expert on preventive health care. 

If you've recently been diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic, you may be wondering what sort of diet is best for you. First, it’s important to realize the differences between type 1 and 2 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas (an organ in the abdomen) stops making insulin. This condition is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes that we see in adults, this is when the body stops responding to normal or even high levels of insulin, and over time, the pancreas does not make enough insulin.

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