Stop Germs with Good Handwashing Habits

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 12/5/19 9:53 AM

December 1-7 is National Handwashing Awareness Week – an important reminder about washing our hands thoroughly and often – especially during cold and flu season. Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to keep germs away and prevent illnesses. Here are some tips to help develop good hand washing habits.  

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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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Hearing Loss: Testing and Treatment Options

Posted by Dr. Kelly Gibson, Au.D. on 9/27/19 10:41 AM

When was the last time you had your hearing tested? The American Academy of Audiology and The Academy of Doctors of Audiology, along with many researchers and specialists, are now urging anyone age 50 and older to have annual hearing tests as part of a healthy person physical. Just as all of us are used to having our eyes tested, we should have our ears tested, too!

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4 Things Adults Should Know About Tetanus

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 8/19/19 1:06 PM

When was your last tetanus shot? Knowing the causes and signs of tetanus, as well as the appropriate cadence for vaccinations, can help you prevent this painful and potentially fatal condition. Dr. John Martinez, urgent care physician with Dignity Health Medical Foundation in Woodland, shares four things adults should know about tetanus. 

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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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