May 13, 2021

The Link Between Stroke and Hypertension

The Link Between Stroke and Hypertension
Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, and each year, approximately 800,000 people suffer from a stroke. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the most…
April 19, 2021

Facts Everyone Should Know About Skin Cancer

Facts Everyone Should Know About Skin Cancer
As we approach the summer months and spend more time outdoors, it’s important to understand your risk factors for skin cancer and how to mitigate them. Dr. Edward Monk, Mohs surgeon at Westmed Medical Group…
April 16, 2021

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) inspires, educates and empowers the public about the importance of advanced care planning. This nationwide day of recognition encourages adults of all ages to plan ahead of a health crisis…
April 13, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update
Important Note: As of April 25, the CDC and FDA have recommended use of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine in the US, after a temporary pause.   Get the latest on COVID-19 vaccine information, testing, limited visitor policy and more. April 13,…
March 19, 2021

Westmed Expanding COVID-19 Testing Availability

Westmed Expanding COVID-19 Testing Availability
Westmed is expanding COVID-19 test availability for all patients. All of our Urgent Care sites will now be offering COVID-19 testing for: Back to school Back to work COVID-like symptoms Travel Quarantine testing Confirmed COVID-19…

Could You Be a COVID-19 ‘Long-Hauler’?

Could You Be a COVID-19 ‘Long-Hauler’?
To date, approximately 30 million Americans have tested positive for COVID-19, and as many as one-third of them are still feeling the lingering effects of the infection. Although much remains to be learned about “long…
March 18, 2021

Coronavirus variants: What you need to know

Coronavirus variants: What you need to know
CNET.COM As the United States reaches the one-year anniversary of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel with more vaccines rolling out. But, another potential threat…
March 17, 2021

New CDC Guidelines for Vaccinated Individuals

New CDC Guidelines for Vaccinated Individuals
  The CDC recently released guidance on relaxed social distancing/mask use for vaccinated individuals. This is a BIG step toward our “new normal”, and shows the benefits of vaccination, above and beyond protecting you from…