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Staying Healthy This School Year

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 7/26/21 2:26 PM

This next school year will be different for students and parents alike. While school systems are finalizing details for the 2021-2022 school year, you and your family should also prepare a plan-of-action to stay healthy in and out of class. Mercy Medical Group pediatrician Kimberly Hart, DO has some advice that can ease any concerns you may have about sending your kids back to school in this phase of the pandemic.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 7/1/21 10:01 AM

Aside from nonmelanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States and is one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races. To give more insight on this disease, Serena Yang-Loudin, MD, a urologist at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, shared key information and advice around prostate cancer prevention and treatment.

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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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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 5/20/21 5:05 PM

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month, and with summer right around the corner, many are looking forward to enjoying the warm weather and spending more time outdoors. However, it’s important to protect our skin from potential harm from the sun. Elyn Bowers, MD, a dermatologist at Mercy Medical Group Midtown Dermatology in Sacramento, shared the following tips on reducing skin damage while enjoying those summer days.

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How a Dignity Health Clinician Makes Time for Family, Health and Her Career

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 5/7/21 3:10 PM

Today and every day, we celebrate mothers and mother figures in our lives and recognize the care they give to their families, their communities and their careers. This Mother’s Day, we asked Stephanie Parmely, PhD, a Behavioral Health Psychologist at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group and mom, to weigh-in on how she navigates motherhood, her career and most importantly, self-care.

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