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September 14, 2020

Checking In With Your Mental Health

What is Mental Health? Mental health is important at every stage of life that can affect us from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. It includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being that can affect how we feel, think, and act.[1] Our behaviors in how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices can […]

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August 24, 2020

Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Immune

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our communities, it is important that we remember to look out for our children. Now more than ever it is imperative that we schedule our Well-Child visits and ensure our children remain up to date with their immunizations. Immunizations are a safe and effective way to protect children […]

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August 5, 2020

What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), is the most common arthritis found in kids and teens. It causes joint pain and inflammation in the body parts such as hands, knees, ankles, elbows, and/or wrists.[1] It is considered an autoimmune or autoinflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks the […]

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July 27, 2020

Skin Yourself Free of Cancer

What is Skin Cancer?  More than five million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in America today. Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of abnormal cells in the epidermis (outermost skin layer) that is caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers  mutations. These mutations lead the […]

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July 9, 2020

HEDIS- More Than Just Quality Scores

We are a little more than halfway through the year and it is more important than ever to get our members in for preventative services. In times like these, we need to remember that HEDIS is more than just quality scores. The primary reason HEDIS was implemented was staying on top of patient health and managing care in a […]

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July 9, 2020

Healthy Partners Program

Nivano Physicians is proud to announce our partnership with Sacramento County for their Healthy Partners Program. The Healthy Partners Program provides primary and preventative health care services to low-income, undocumented adults residing in Sacramento County. The program provides primary health care and behavioral health care services, women’s health services, along with preventative care, including immunizations, labs, radiology […]

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July 9, 2020

Medicare and RAF Scores

Last summer Nivano Physicians embarked on its newest  adventure and brought back a Medicare new line of business. We are now excited to announce that we will be offering a second Medicare Advantage plan, through Imperial Health Holdings. With this new contract we can expand our services to a larger population. Specifically, this agreement will expand […]

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June 24, 2020

Remember, PTSD is Not a Weakness

What Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? After a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, or disconnected. But if doesn’t go away, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can develop following almost any event. American Psychiatric Association defines, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a psychiatric disorder that can […]

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June 17, 2020

Safety First!

June is National Safety Month. Given the current state of the world, this annual recognition will look a little different than in past years. National Safety Month includes impairment at work, slips, trips and falls, fatigue and hazard recognition. These topics are important to those who are at work and those at home.  Slips Trips […]

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June 12, 2020

I Mustache You a Question About Your Health

The month of June each year is Men’s Health Month. We want to take time to help bring light to the objectives of recognizing men this month. This month, Nivano Physicians would like to encourage men to get a physical and visit the doctor, start exercising and we want to remind men to take care […]

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