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

Diabetes Defined

posted on September 17, 2020

In our practice, we often get asked the questions, “What is diabetes?” and “What type of diabetes do I have?” For many patients, it is actually not a simple answer. Diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to produce insulin, or has a decreased ability…

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April Herd, PA-C

A Reminder of the Importance of Vaccines

posted on August 26, 2020

Dr. Jyothi Patri addresses the disturbing decline and importance of routine vaccinations for children and gives tips on how providers can be proactive in getting patients back to the office.

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COVID-19 and Pediatrics

posted on August 5, 2020

Pediatric infectious disease physician, Chokechai Rongavilit, MD, shares an unusual complication caused by COVID-19 that children can succumb to and reaffirms the importance of taking the proper safety measures to reduce spread as the school year approaches.

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The Connection – Summer 2020

posted on July 13, 2020

In the latest edition of The Connection, discover all the ways Central California Faculty Medical Group providers are caring for our community in the middle of a pandemic. Read more on how one of our physicians got creative with her neighbor’s help to protect health care professionals and patients. Find…

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