A Provider’s Perspective

Articles and videos by our DMG providers to help you manage the health of you and your family.

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Tips for Getting Children with Special Needs Vaccinated

Whether it’s childhood immunizations or vaccinations for the flu or COVID-19, getting a vaccine is an anxiety-causing process for many children.  If your child has special needs or a complex medical condition, getting vaccinations can be more stressful for both you and your child. 
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The Importance and Safety of Childhood Vaccinations

As a parent or guardian, it’s our responsibility to provide safe care for our children and asking questions and getting the facts from credible sources are part of that responsibility.
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Discover DMG Children’s Rehabilitative Services

More than 25 medical specialties in one location. DMG Children’s was specifically designed to make it easy for pediatric patients- regardless of mobility or condition- to receive care.
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Benefits of Breastfeeding for You and Your Baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends “exclusive breastfeeding for about six months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for one year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.”
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Top Five Causes of Death in Men

Did you know that in 1920, women outlived men by one year, and today, women survive men by five or more years? June is Men’s Health Month and a good time to examine the primary causes of death in men and how to decrease your risks. 
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Mental Health and Your Child

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Unfortunately, children in the United States are currently facing a mental health crisis.
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Four Types of Food that Increase Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and the timing is perfect as the holiday season means a lot of food and celebrations. The holidays are busy and many of us get out of healthy routines such as exercise, eating a balanced diet, and more.
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What You Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 20,000 women will receive an ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2021, and nearly 14,000 women will die from this form of female reproductive system cancer.
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What Immunizations Does Your Family Need?

August is Immunization Awareness Month, so let’s review vaccines recommended throughout our lifetimes.
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UV Safety for You and Your Dog

July is UV Safety Month, and in Arizona, protecting ourselves and those we love against the harmful rays of the sun is even more important.
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Why Men Need to Get Annual Wellness Exams and Why They Don’t

According to a study by the Cleveland Clinic, nearly 60 percent of men do not regularly see a doctor for preventive care.
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Stroke Awareness and Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 800,000 people in the United States annually have a stroke, and the majority of these are first-time occurrences.
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How Telehealth Can Help You Help Your Child

A March 2021 survey found that 61% of respondents had used telehealth vs. less than 20% in March 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic created a need for a safe way to visit with a medical provider
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The Advantages of Walk-in Healthcare at a Primary Care Clinic

A 2017 Harris Poll study revealed 66% of respondents said they would seek healthcare from sources other than their primary care provider (PCP) such as urgent care clinics or retail pharmacy clinics.
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Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities

March is Developmental Disabilities Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has experienced an increase in children with developmental disabilities. 
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7 Tips to Help You Prevent Cancer

Research shows that approximately 50% of cancer cases are preventable with knowledge and early detection being key.