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Stay Safe From Harmful Plants and Insects This Summer

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 7/13/22 11:30 AM

Summer is here and so are our favorite outdoor activities. When spending time in the great outdoors, it’s important to take all the necessary precautions, including protecting oneself from harmful plants and insects. Below, Nikki Pham, MD, a Family Medicine physician with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, shares tips on how to safely enjoy the outdoors this summer.

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Men’s Health Month Series: Don’t Miss These Important Screenings

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 6/30/22 2:27 PM

This June, we’re sharing insights from clinicians across our Dignity Health Medical Groups on topics that are crucial to men’s health. Earlier this month we heard from clinicians specializing in cardiology, behavioral health and urology about important reminders for men in each of their respective areas.

Studies show that men tend to visit doctors less than women. Routine checkups are key to finding problems before they turn into major health issues. We caught up with Joshua Ostrue, DO, a Family Medicine physician with Dignity Health Woodland Clinic about other important health considerations and screenings men should be aware of.

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Women’s Health Month Series: Annual Screenings

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 5/10/22 10:06 AM

To recognize women’s health throughout the month of May, Dignity Health Medical Groups will be sharing insight from four physicians across different specialties about topics that are crucial to women’s health.

First up in our Women’s Health Month series is Anila Chadha, MD, with Dignity Health Medical Group — Bakersfield. Dr. Chadha is a family medicine physician and discusses the importance of annual screenings and preventative care.

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Resetting Your Health in the New Year

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 1/4/22 9:19 AM

Many people mark the first day of January as a new beginning and a chance to reset bad habits. After a busy holiday season, Christopher Swales, MD, a family medicine physician with Dignity Health Woodland Clinic, shares how to jumpstart your health and wellness, and build better self-care habits in the new year.

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How to Evaluate Your Personal Health During Open Enrollment

Posted by Dignity Health Medical Group Staff on 12/22/21 10:10 AM

Open Enrollment is a time to make changes to your health insurance coverage. There are many resources to help guide you through the Open Enrollment time period, and remember — the decisions you make now will be in place for one full year (unless you experience a qualifying life event).

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