A is for Asthma

Helping Patients Breathe Better Loc Tan Nguyen, M.D. 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. His father,…
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B is for Blood

Three Basic Tests to Protect Your Health 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. There are…
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C is for Cancer

Thirty Years of Top-Notch Care 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 oncologists and hematologists, nurses and pharmacists, technologists and therapists using state-of-the-art technology and access to cutting-edge…
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D is for Diabetes

Solano County’s Dubious Distinction 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. Still, close to 10 percent of its population has diabetes, and…
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E is for Endocrinology

In the ‘Gland’ Scheme of Things,Hormones Regulate Your Body 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. Those glands include the adrenal, hypothalamus, pituitary, pancreas, thyroid, ovaries and testes. Hormones produced by…
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F is for F.A.S.T.

Learn Symptoms of Stroke 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. Remember to act FAST FACE: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? ARMS: Ask…
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New Era in Cancer Care

Beautiful Building is Just the Beginning… Florian Ploch, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology. When the NorthBay Cancer Center opened its doors to a brand new facility in Vacaville this summer, it heralded the beginning of a new era of advanced medicine, treatment, rehabilitation and support services, all under one roof. From spacious private and…
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Powerful eConsult

First Case for Collaboration Brings Peace of Mind As NorthBay Healthcare announced its powerful collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Care Network in May, NorthBay oncologist and hematologist James Long, M.D., introduced a patient’s story to a hushed crowd of community and civic leaders, employees, volunteers and the media. Dr. Long described his patient as a…
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Calm & Comfortable

New Infusion Bays Offer a Healing Environment Bright and comfortable infusion bays help enhance the patient experience, say Bea Castro, R.N., (left) and Louise Henry, R.N. It’s warm and welcoming, congenial and comfortable. And that’s as it should be. NorthBay Cancer Center’s infusion room was designed from floor to ceiling to be a bright, accommodating…
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Local Philanthropists Create Lasting Legacy

Heidi Campini holds a portrait of her husband, Jim Lawrenz. Jim Lawrenz and Heidi Campini, a husband-wife team of life-long adventure-seekers and philanthropists, shared a common conviction: Do whatever you can to help support your local community. They spent decades fulfilling that principle. Unfortunately, Jim lost a hard-fought battle with melanoma in 2013, but Heidi…
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