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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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Celebrating National Doctors’ Day

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 3/30/21 11:04 AM

On March 30th every year, we celebrate National Doctors’ Day to honor the physicians that have dedicated their lives to improving the health of our communities. But this year in particular we want to honor the incredible sacrifices our dedicated doctors have made during the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked two of our doctors to share their stories and experiences in medicine: Tarandeep Kaur, MD, an endocrinologist with Dignity Health Medical Group — Stockton and Swapna Kudtarkar, MD, a pediatrician with Dignity Health Medical Group — Inland Empire.

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Child-Proofing the Holidays

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 12/21/20 4:57 PM

With the holidays approaching, Dignity Health Medical Groups are reminding families to ‘child-proof’ their homes for the holidays. Several of our pediatricians weighed in on some of the potential dangers that parents should be mindful of when preparing for the holiday season. While this year is certainly different in many ways, we hope you can enjoy the magic of the season with those you love in a safe environment!

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Protect Your Child’s Health This Flu Season With Vaccinations

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 10/6/20 4:52 PM

Health officials in California are concerned about this year’s flu season as vaccinations among children up to 18 years of age have plummeted by more than 40% since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, now more than ever, parents should consult their child’s pediatrician to ensure their child is vaccinated and protected.

Danton Kono, MD, a pediatrician with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group in Citrus Heights, shared some valuable information on vaccines and why a flu shot is especially important this year.

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Navigating the Unique Challenges of Parenting in a Pandemic

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 8/20/20 5:32 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges in navigating parenthood. With schools across the country going online and limited social activities available for children, many parents are concerned about the potential long-term impacts of keeping their kids at home for long periods of time, and eventually returning to school. Dr. Marvi Montano-Ip, MD, a pediatrician with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, shared common concerns from patient families and addressed ways parents can navigate these unprecedented challenges.

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