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Obesity research pioneer shares 5 tips to lead a healthier life

Obesity research pioneer shares 5 tips to lead a healthier life

How can I be healthy? What are simple ways to be healthier? Dr. George Bray, a pioneer in the fields of obesity and diabetes, with endless accomplishments shares his personal tips to living a healthier, happier, and longer life. #1 –Don’t smoke #2 – Don’t drink...

Medicare to assist in paying for dementia caregivers

Medicare to assist in paying for dementia caregivers

Dr. David B. Reuben has great news to report for dementia patients and their families. “For the first time in Medicare’s history, it will be paying for support of caregivers!” Reuben clarified, “This will not be 24/7 home care paid for; but there will be much more...

What is dementia? Who is at risk?

What is dementia? Who is at risk?

“Dementia is an epidemic,”* primarily affecting the older population. Dr. David B. Reuben, an expert in geriatric care who practices at UCLA Health, explains the crucial facts you and yours need to know. Dementia is a disease defined by: A chronic acquired decline in...

Do I need to tell my doctor about the supplements I take?

Do I need to tell my doctor about the supplements I take?

First of all, everyone needs to be aware that “supplements are unregulated,” said Dr. Brooke Pearce. Given that it only makes sense for your health to lay it all out on the table, if you are with the right doctor, he or she will thank you. Your doctor should be...

Trifecta of chronic pain, stress, and anxiety is impairing health

Trifecta of chronic pain, stress, and anxiety is impairing health

Treating patients with chronic pain on a daily basis, Hana Doustar, offers her expertise, approach, and advice to individuals living with chronic pain and anxiety, as well as combating stress. The top three root causes of pain she sees firsthand? 1 – “Headaches from...

Bone health, innovations in imaging explained by Dr. Stephen Honig

Bone health, innovations in imaging explained by Dr. Stephen Honig

Our bones compose the framework within the human body that is essential for us to function from top to bottom (brain, heart, and other organs). Bones also store essential minerals (calcium and phosphorous). This serves two functions: 1) To keep our bones strong; and...

Shop the right doctor (or drop the wrong one) for you

Shop the right doctor (or drop the wrong one) for you

The decision when choosing a doctor and deciding to continue care with one is not a one and done decision. Recently, I was initially very pleased with a specialist I was referred to. The doctor was proactive, listened to my concerns, had a positively aggressive...

Droopy eyelids, trouble swallowing could be Myasthenia Gravis

Droopy eyelids, trouble swallowing could be Myasthenia Gravis

The interview this month is with Dr. Payam Soltanzadeh, who specializes in neurology and neuromuscular medicine at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Soltanzadeh has shared his expertise and provided clarity on the condition Myasthenia Gravis (MG).  “In...

Finally understanding the 1 to 10 pain scale

Finally understanding the 1 to 10 pain scale

Everyone has a different tolerance for pain. However, I will say that experiencing migraine and meningitis have provided me with the ability to gauge pain better. Do you have a good understanding of the pain scale?  If you have a condition that causes pain, you will...

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