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The autoimmune condition called Graves' disease has been in the news a lot lately, as TV host Wendy Williams announced her diagnosis in February. Dr. Patricia Ostrander, an expert endocrinologist with Mercy Medical Group, says that the disease is actually relatively common in her practice. To help shed some light on the condition, Dr. Ostrander has answered the following questions about Graves' disease.
These days so many people experience sleep deprivation from living hectic lives. Add to that about 60 million Americans with insomnia and another 22 million who suffer from sleep apnea, and there’s clearly a growing population that needs to get more rest. As we look to “spring forward” with the clocks, it’s a good time to reflect about the importance of sleep.
March is National ColorectalCancer Awareness Month and a great time to talk about colon cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among men and women in the United States. There are 136,000 estimated new cases of colon cancer diagnosed every year and about 50,000 colon cancer deaths reported annually.
Dignity Health Medical Foundation welcomes health care leader Holley Neville as Clinic Operations Manager for Dignity Health Medical Group – North State. In this role, Neville will work to maximize the effectiveness of clinic operations at three Dignity Health Medical Group – North State locations that provide primary care, cardiology, and general surgery to the Redding community.
Have you kept up with your new year's resolution to hit the gym or exercise more? Adding more activity to your life is a great idea. However, taking steps to avoid injury is especially important when starting a new exercise plan.
If you’re taking your child in for their flu shot or vaccinations, you’ll want to be prepared. Comforting your child before, during, and after a shot can help reduce the risk of developing a fear of needles.
Canopy Health, an innovative physician- and hospital-owned medical alliance, is expanding its network to include Dignity Health Medical Network — Sequoia and Sequoia Hospital, pending regulatory approval.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have recognized Mercy Medical Group for its commitment to reducing the number of patients who have heart attacks and strokes each year. Mercy Medical Group is among a group of first-time recipients to receive AHA and AMA’s "Target: BP Recognition Program" award.
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