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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