Basics of Endometriosis and When to Talk to Your Health Care Provider

posted on March 20, 2024 According to the National Institutes of Health, the median number of cycles a person who menstruates will experience is 451.3, corresponding to 34.7 years of menstrual activity if considering an average of 13 cycles per year.  That many menstrual cycles in a lifetime is bound to cause some pain and… Continue Reading »

New Study, New Outcomes, New Memories: Amputation Patient Walks Seven Weeks After Surgery

posted on March 6, 2024 When Leigh Ann O'Banion, MD, was completing her fellowship at the UCSF School of Medicine, she found that patients with a lower extremity amputation were spending almost a week in the hospital and taking six to eight months to begin walking independently again. When she became a physician at Valley… Continue Reading »

Quality of Life with Severe Asthma

posted on February 28, 2024 Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley, Tori Keith has suffered from allergic asthma her entire life due to the region's declining air quality. Since childhood, Tori has been living with the daily impact of allergy-induced asthma, and as an avid outdoor person, this has been particularly challenging for her.… Continue Reading »

CPR: The What, When, and How

posted on February 26, 2024 When someone goes into cardiac arrest, many things need to occur quickly and it can be daunting to remember everything that needs to be done. We've provided a simple guide to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to make things easier. What is CPR?  According to the American Heart Association, CPR is a lifesaving… Continue Reading »

A Year In Review – Fiscal Year 2022-2023

posted on January 17, 2024 For more than four decades, CCFMG has focused on advancing the health of the diverse communities we serve through excellence in patient care, education, and research in an environment of collaboration and respect. We are proud to showcase the steps we've taken in the last year to continue that mission… Continue Reading »

Navigating the Winter Blues: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

posted on December 14, 2023 As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, many of us find ourselves reaching for cozy blankets and warm drinks to combat the winter chill. However, for some individuals, the winter season brings more than just a longing for sunshine—it triggers a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. In… Continue Reading »

Understanding Atrial Fibrillation

posted on October 26, 2023 When someone says their heart skips a beat, they often mean they were surprised, excited, or nervous about something. However, when your heart truly skips a beat, it’s best to take action. The first step in taking that action is knowing the term that describes when your heart skips a… Continue Reading »

Unexpected Outcome from the Liver Expo

posted on October 6, 2023 When Dr. Marina Roytman joined CCFMG in 2017, she brought her expertise in hepatology, a board certification in internal medicine, and a heart to serve patients in the Central Valley who desperately need her. In 2019, born from a passion for proactive liver care, Dr. Roytman organized the inaugural UCSF… Continue Reading »

When Gluten-Free is Not a Choice

posted on September 29, 2023 A more recent trend in the health and wellness space has been reducing the amount of gluten in your diet or cutting gluten out entirely. But there are some for whom not eating gluten isn't a choice—it is a necessity. Celiac disease is a genetically passed autoimmune disease. According to… Continue Reading »

Bridging the Gap

posted on August 30, 2023 Bridging the Gap from the Emergency Department to Long-Term Care for Opioid Use Disorder Patients   On any given day, Rais Vohra, MD, can see dozens of patients in the Community Regional Medical Center Emergency Department as a board-certified emergency medicine and toxicology physician. One type of patient, however, Dr.… Continue Reading »