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August 18th
Move over heavy lasagna and fettuccini alfredo…Comfort foods are out and fresh fruit and vegetables are in! When the weather gets warmer most people tend to lighten up their diets by eating less. Now is the time to renew (or begin) your love for nu…
July 14th
We all know that too much sun exposure can lead to painful sunburn in San Francisco, and sunburns increase the risk of skin damage, cancer and prematurely aged skin.But overexposure to sun and heat can also lead to other serious problems that interfere wi…
June 17th
Traveling can be fun! But whether you are trekking to a remote country or just an hour from home, good times can quickly go downhill if someone gets sick or injured. It’s always good to be prepared for any type of minor emergency and having a first …
May 28th
A recent study presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013 meeting showed that women over age 40 taking oral contraceptives for 3 years or more were twice as likely to develop a glaucoma diagnosis.  Glaucoma results in slow…
March 21st
What do your teeth and gums have to do with your heart? Possibly a lot. There appears to be a connection between gum disease and heart disease in people who suffer from both conditions. Although this is still a highly debatable issue among the medical pro…
March 7th
You may not think of your bones as being “alive,” but they really are constantly growing tissue. Bones are made up of collagen for flexibility, calcium-phosphate minerals for strength and cells that keep the bones healthy. Your bones are conti…
February 21st
Many people think that vaccinations are only for very young children. But the truth is that getting certain vaccines after you turn age 60 can strengthen your immune system and protect you from certain illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Preven…
February 7th
If you tend to feel a little more depressed or SAD during the winter months, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). During the winter, the days become shorter so we are exposed to less natural sunlight and tend to move our bodies les…