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How Dignity Health Physicians Are Safely Celebrating Halloween

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 10/26/21 9:54 AM

Halloween is just around the corner, marking the beginning of the holiday season. With pandemic guidelines having loosened in many parts of the state, people are excited for an end-of-year holiday season that’s reminiscent of pre-pandemic celebrations from years past. Even with vaccination numbers on the rise, we should continue to recognize that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. This Halloween, it is important to continue taking precautions against spreading the COVID-19 virus whenever possible.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Help Men Stay Healthy

Posted by Dignity Health in Partnership With Western Health Advantage on 6/28/21 8:32 AM

June is National Men’s Health Month. Time to get the proverbial tune-up for your body (and mind). Studies show that men tend to visit doctors less than women, which is a problem because routine checkups are key to finding problems before they turn into major health issues.

It’s the time to get vaccinations and vital screenings, including testing your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. We asked J. Kevin Deitchman, MD, a Family Medicine physician at Mercy Medical Group how he helps his male patients take better care of themselves.

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World Immunization Week

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 4/29/21 3:57 PM

World Immunization Week (April 24-30) is an annual week of awareness that was created to promote the importance of vaccines across the globe. This year’s theme, Vaccines Bring Us Closer, highlights the need to protect people of all ages against preventable diseases. This past year, we have seen the role that vaccines play in bringing people together physically and emotionally. This week is also a reminder of how fortunate we are to have access to vaccines in the U.S., as that’s not always the case in other countries.

Uzma Rashid, MD, a Family Medicine physician at Woodland Clinic, shared how vital vaccines are to our health and safety.

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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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Keeping Your Community Safe During COVID-19

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 9/9/20 9:13 AM

There is a heightened sense of concern among people trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many are trying to balance enjoying activities, running routine errands and more, while keeping themselves, their families and their communities safe. Sukhjinder Sandhu, MD, a family medicine physician with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group in Rocklin, is sharing health safety tips and guidelines to keep yourself and your community safe during the pandemic.

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