How Sleep Boosts Your Immune System

posted on March 16, 2021

After the year we have been through, the importance of keeping a strong immune system is clear. If you had a grandma like mine, you might have been advised when you were young to wash your hands frequently, eat right (i.e., eat those colorful vegetables), exercise, and get enough sleep…

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University Centers of Excellence Directory

posted on February 26, 2021

University Centers of Excellence Directory – Updated March 1, 2021 PDF

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Cover of the 2021 University Centers of Excellence Directory

COVID-19 Vaccines, They’re Our Best Shot

posted on February 5, 2021

Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Since then, COVID-19 has caused a deadly rampage against populations worldwide with devastating consequences on several fronts. Even with ongoing, robust public health measures such as social distancing and masking in public,…

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The Connection – Winter 2021

posted on February 1, 2021

In the latest edition of The Connection, read about the incredible ways CCFMG physicians are caring for our communities. Find out how a new study by vascular surgeon Leigh Ann O’Banion, MD, helped an amputation patient keep a promise to his daughter. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines from CCFMG…

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What’s Your Word for 2021?

posted on January 8, 2021

This past year has seen much grief, loss, and tested our capacity to be resilient and the ability to “pivot.” It’s no wonder that some of us are looking at 2021 with cautious optimism. That cautious optimism can still fill us with hope for the new year, motivating us to…

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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

posted on December 4, 2020

Does Thanksgiving leave you feeling stuffed? Does December make you fear becoming stuck halfway down a chimney or halfway up your jeans? Do you feel not so jolly after the year’s end? Does the promise of a New Year’s resolution seem unreal or unappealing? We want you to know that…

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Healthy Start into the New Year

What is an Aortic Aneurysm?

posted on November 5, 2020

When patients hear they have an aortic aneurysm, they can become confused or even scared by this diagnosis. It is important they understand what an aortic aneurysm is and what treatment options are available. An aortic aneurysm is a localized enlargement in any part of the largest artery in the…

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Dr. Siada

A Year In Review – Fiscal Year 2019-2020

posted on October 20, 2020

For 41 years, Central California Faculty Medical Group has provided Central Valley patients with access to world-class UCSF faculty physicians. With 21 faculty practice sites and partnerships across 19 local hospitals and health care facilities, our clinicians have served patients in more than 65 specialties and subspecialties. Not only do…

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COVID-19: Helping Your Child Cope

posted on October 8, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and resultant adaptations have brought about considerable changes in daily life for kids across California. It can be difficult to know how to help children cope. Homeschooling or “distance learning” is very hard on families for any number of reasons. Younger children require nearly constant supervision and…

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Patrick Shea, MD

Diabetes Management

posted on October 2, 2020

Many people feel overwhelmed when getting a diabetes diagnosis and ask, “What can I eat?” or “What can I do to help manage this new diagnosis?” There are several ways in which patients can make small changes to meals that can make a big difference in blood sugar results. Balanced…

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Claire Dias, RD, CDE