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Mental Health is Your Health
According to a new study, depression in Americans aged 12 years and older has reached epidemic levels with nearly 10% of the population being affected by the mood disorder.  Unfortunately, the stigma of mental health issues still persists and makes many people reluctant to seek help for something “in their head.” Yet, depression is the leading […]Learn More
Right Care, Right Cost…
Not feeling well or suffering an injury? Chances are good that you or a loved one may need medical advice during times like these. Many people believe that visiting the emergency room (ER) is the quickest way to get treated when they are ill or injured. ERs often have long waits and can be expensive, […]Learn More
Protect Yourself from the “Tripledemic” this Flu Season
Every autumn signals the start of cold and flu season. But this year, health experts are bracing for a “tripledemic” wave of respiratory illness caused by the flu, new COVID variants, and a third pathogen, respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, that taken together could cause especially dangerous illness in those who are unprotected. “What we have done […]Learn More
Hypertension and You
They call it the silent killer, because many people do not know they even have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, until it causes major complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and erectile dysfunction (ED). Hypertension refers to a condition where the pressure or force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls […]Learn More
Diabetes and You
According to the American Diabetes Association, over thirty-seven million Americans (More than 1 in 10 people) have diabetes. The disease occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. Blood glucose is your body’s main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your […]Learn More
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, and highly treatable when caught early. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men and women combined, and its incidence is going up in people younger than 50. How can you protect yourself or a loved one from dying […]Learn More
Do you want the doctor to see you now?
With some medical groups, it seems like it takes forever to get an appointment. But you have the right to not only choose your doctor, but a physician who can see you without delay. That’s the advantage of the Providence physicians you know and trust—we are here for you today and tomorrow, whenever you need […]Learn More
Viruses or Bacteria: What’s got you sick?
Antibiotics are only needed for treating certain infections caused by bacteria. Viral illnesses cannot be treated with antibiotics. When an antibiotic is not prescribed, ask your healthcare professional for tips on relieving symptoms and feeling better. Why can’t antibiotics be used to treat both viruses and bacteria? Simply put, they are two very different kinds […]Learn More
COVID-19 Boosters and Pediatric Vaccines
Your health and safety remain our top priority. That is why, as COVID-19 continues to be present in our communities, we want to help you stay informed about the best ways to protect yourself and those around you. A while ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those […]Learn More
Be Your Best Self Webinar Series
This program consists of six virtual webinars (one a month) with various subject matter experts in their field. Join our registered dietitians, licensed therapists and social workers to help you feel your best mentally and physically. You can attend all six or pick and choose the ones right for you! Download the PDF for more […]Learn More
Axminster Medical Group Completes Name Change
Axminster Medical Group has had an enduring legacy within the Los Angeles community. Established in 1961, Axminster joined Providence in 2012. After consolidating with two other medical groups in 2015, Axminster became Providence Medical Associates in 2015. Throughout these transitions, why did the Axminster name continue to be used? In a word, contracting. HMO contracts […]Learn More