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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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