Primary Care & Prevention

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

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What You Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer

August is Immunization Awareness Month, so let’s review vaccines recommended throughout our lifetimes.
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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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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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7 Tips to Help You Prevent Cancer

Research shows that approximately 50% of cancer cases are preventable with knowledge and early detection being key.
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COVID-19 Pandemic and Your Heart Health

While the best way to avoid getting COVID-19 is to stay home, some people with symptoms of stroke or heart attack are not seeking or are delaying getting emergency medical care, resulting in increased heart-related mortalities. 
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Share the Love, and Partner Up to Lose Weight

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), an individual’s weight loss or weight gain is strongly affected by one’s romantic partner; in fact, having an obese spouse increases one’s own risk for obesity by 43%. 
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What’s the Connection between Healthy Weight and Diabetes?

Did you know November is American Diabetes Month?  According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and more than seven million of those people are undiagnosed.
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Healthy Aging: Tips for Your Health

Our health is dependent on physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.  Here’s some tips to support each of these areas for healthy aging. 
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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate cancer is typically slow-growing, making early detection more likely if the patient sees his physician for regular exams and screenings.
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UV Safety for Motorcyclists

Anyone who has visited my practice knows that when I am not caring for patients, I can be found riding my Harley. In Arizona, we are fortunate to have many great months for long rides due to Arizona...
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We’re Here for You…Safely

As part of the District Medical Group (DMG) family, we want to ensure you know we are here for you. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, DMG locations across the Valley have remained open to support the health of our patients.
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DMG’s Dr. Kevin Foster Discusses Vaping Hazards in Arizona Republic

Hailey Boyce was chatting and relaxing with friends on the front porch of a friend's Maricopa home when she leaned in, ignited her electronic-cigarette device and inhaled. Then the 17-year-old fired up the device...
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Regular Cancer Screening

Just like the FLU, COLON CANCER is PREVENTABLE and also TREATABLE and BEATABLE when found EARLY! Colon screening is recommended for healthy men and women aged 50 to 75.