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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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Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, Woodland Clinic Medical Group Clinicians Voted "Top Docs"

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 12/15/21 1:47 PM

We are proud to announce that 84 physicians from Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group, and 39 from Woodland Clinic have been voted Sacramento Magazine’s top doctors in 2021. The “Top Docs” honor is an annual list of the area’s best doctors as voted by their peers.

Congratulations to the following Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic "Top Docs" for 2021! See the full article here. This honor denotes Dignity Health's commitment to exceptional patient care. Whether it is in-person or virtually, care teams at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic are ready to see you.

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month | Decreasing Your Risk

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 11/29/21 9:00 AM

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States for both men and women.

This month, we talked to Seth Robinson, MD, a pulmonologist with Woodland Clinic, about ways to decrease your risk of lung cancer.

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Enjoying Holiday Treats | Tips From a Dietician

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 11/22/21 3:52 PM

The holidays are here, and so are tasty treats and holiday staples. Whether it's childhood favorites, or shared family recipes, holiday foods tend to be sweeter and richer than we’re used to. While these foods are traditionally less healthy, they do not have to be off limits. We spoke with Melody Steeples, MPH, RD, a registered dietician with Woodland Clinic, about her recommendations for enjoying this time of year without overindulging.

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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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