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Summertime Snacking for Kids: Tips & Tricks

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 7/26/21 12:38 PM

Summer for most kids means no school, road trips, and days well-spent in the sun. With that, your child’s body needs to be well-fed and hydrated in order to power through summer activities. For some kids three square meals will do the trick, but for others, snacking can keep them going between meals. Melody Steeples, MPH, RD, with Woodland Clinic, shares some insight on why snacking can be helpful for your child, as well as some advice on how to snack healthily this summer and beyond. Read to the end for a special summer recipe from Melody Steeples!

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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 Women's Health On International Women's Day

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 3/8/21 2:48 PM

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8, serving as an opportunity to advocate for gender equality, celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world and highlight women’s rights, including women’s health.

In commemoration of this day, we’re spotlighting women physicians from Dignity Health Medical Groups who have contributed greatly to their respective practices and passing along their professional insight within their specialities in support of overall women’s health.

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Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 2/2/21 4:31 PM

We celebrate National Women Physicians Day on Feb. 3, commemorating Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. in 1849. Today, we honor and recognize the accomplishments and milestones of all women doctors since then.

To celebrate, we asked a handful of women physicians within Dignity Health Medical Groups to weigh-in on what National Women Physicians Day represents for them and share advice for other women entering the medical profession.

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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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