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A is for Asthma

For Loc Tan Nguyen, M.D., an internal medicine physician at the Center for Primary Care in Fairfield, the battle to help his patients overcome asthma is personal. He was just a baby in South Vietnam when his mother, Loi Pham, began suffering debilitating asthma attacks.

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B is for Blood

Blood tests are one of the most valuable diagnostic tools your doctor uses. Because blood travels throughout the body, and because so many elements in blood can be analyzed, blood tests can provide information on diseases, medical conditions, infections and the health of various body systems.

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C is for Cancer

It has been 30 years since the NorthBay Cancer Center started serving Solano County cancer patients with compassionate care, close to home. Since then, more than 14,000 cancer cases have been handled by NorthBay…

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D is for Diabetes

In Solano County, the number of people with diabetes is shrinking, and that's a good thing. Ranked No. 1 in the state for the highest number of people diagnosed with diabetes in 2011, the county has dropped to No. 13.

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E is for Endocrinology

It's just hormones. For an endocrinologist, that's what it is all about: hormones and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that involve them and the glands and tissues that produce them.

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F is for F.A.S.T.

Prompt treatment is the key to preventing death and disability when someone has a stroke. A simple acronym can help people recognize the early warning signs of stroke and improve response times: F.A.S.T.

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