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When It Comes to Vaccines, Don't 'Space Out'

People are familiar with two camps of thoughts regarding childhood vaccinations: Those who avail themselves of the scientific advances that have led to the reduction and elimination of many debilitating illnesses, and those who follow the advice of ... Read More

Pediatrician, Urgent Care or Emergency Department?

There’s nothing that pulls at your heartstrings more than seeing your child sick or injured. At some point, childhood sickness and injuries are inevitable as infants, toddlers and tweens careen rambunctiously from one activity to the next or ... Read More

What is the Best Kind of Diet to Lose Weight?

Q: What is the best kind of diet to lose weight? A: Patients ask me all the time what diet is best for weight loss, and the truth is there is no “one-size-fits-all” diet. Trends like eliminating gluten, eating only protein or detoxing on ... Read More

How to Avoid Anxiety During the Holidays

Do we experience more mental health disorders during the holidays? Not really. The popular belief that rates of clinical mental health issues spike between Thanksgiving and New Year’s has been disproven time and again. But that doesn’t ... Read More

Adult ADD

While the term Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is commonly associated with children, it is also a condition that affects many adults. If you are an adult concerned about the possibility of being affected by ADD, it is recommended you consult your ... Read More

Practicing Sun Safety for the Whole Family

Living in Southern California, we are exposed to sunshine nearly year-round. The warm weather makes it ideal for enjoying outdoor activities, but don’t forget to slather on the sunscreen to protect you and your family against damaging ... Read More

Vitamin D - How Much Should I Be Getting?

Vitamin D is constantly making headlines. Are we getting enough? Are we getting too much? Do we need to take vitamin D as a supplement or is the sun giving us plenty? Vitamin D is an extremely important nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium to ... Read More

When It Comes to Vaccines, Don't 'Space Out'

People are familiar with two camps of thoughts regarding childhood vaccinations: Those who avail themselves of the scientific advances that have led to the reduction and elimination of many debilitating illnesses, and those who follow the advice of ... Read More

Arthritic Pain

There are over 100 different types of arthritic conditions and the management and treatment is vastly different from one to the next. As a Rheumatologist, I frequently get asked questions about one particular type of arthritis called osteoarthritis. ... Read More

Why Friends Keep You Healthy

Research shows that people who continue to maintain close friendships and find other means to interact socially live longer than those who become isolated. Relationships and social interactions even help protect against illness by boosting your ... Read More

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia can be a daunting diagnosis for some individuals. Most people think it’s an inflammatory condition or an autoimmune condition but it’s actually neither. It’s a pain processing disorder, where one’s nerve endings ... Read More

Adult ADD

While the term Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is commonly associated with children, it is also a condition that affects many adults. If you are an adult concerned about the possibility of being affected by ADD, it is recommended you consult your ... Read More

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