Tag: Medical Board of California

Unpacking the High-Protein Hype

We’ve all met someone who looks fabulous after shedding pounds on a high-protein, low carb diet. The science behind it works for many folks who stick to the regimen to reach their goals, however, some medical research suggests an over-consumption of protein may be problematic. With high protein foods available in snacks packs, enriched cereals…

Mammograms: Women Join the Conversation

Mammogram screenings starting at age 40 reduce the chances of death due to breast cancer, but screenings can also lead to harmful effects such as anxiety, false-positive results, unnecessary biopsies, and overtreatment. As a result, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has recently updated its mammogram screening guidelines. With its new recommendations, which apply…

Neti Pots: Tap Water is a No-No

Spring is almost over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of allergies. Those who suffer year-round look for relief in a number of ways—from daily doses of allergy medicine to regular sessions of acupuncture. Another popular—as well as drug-free and inexpensive—method is nasal rinsing. A common nasal irrigation device is the neti pot—a small,…

Learning to Box May Help Knock Out Parkinson’s Disease

Some people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) have discovered an alternate form of therapy to improve their symptoms—boxing!  Not the Ali or Tyson type of boxing—we’re talking about fitness boxing. Though not a cure for Parkinson’s, non-combat fitness boxing is being recognized by many in the medical community as an alternate form of rehabilitation for the…

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Shots aren’t just for kids—adults need them, too. Although the recent new State law, which went into effect July 1, highlights the importance of childhood shots, vaccines are vital for all ages. This is an important message from the National Immunization Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC). Everyone should be vaccinated; the…

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