Chocolate lovers unite! World Chocolate Day is here. Not that you ever need a holiday to indulge, but now that the health benefits of chocolate are even being championed by the American Heart Association, keeping chocolate in your diet is cause for guilt-free celebration.
As of March 12, 2020, COVID-19 was deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Since then, people around the world have been taking measures to keep not only themselves safe, but also those around them.
Deciding to quit smoking is a big step. Following through is just as important. Quitting tobacco, vaping and nicotine addiction isn't easy, but others have done it, and you can, too. Your health matters!
Brown & Toland Physicians is committed to helping our members stay healthy during this cold and flu season. With the continuing evolution surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have created a place for members to visit and be connected to the most current information from the most accurate and credible sources. Below you will find instructions and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as links to other resources and reference materials.
Congratulations to the Brown & Toland Physicians that were named San Francisco Magazine 2020 Top Docs. See the ad and read the full list of 2020 Top Docs here.
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What would July 4 be without a great fireworks show?
It might be tempting to celebrate with your own fireworks at home, but doing so can be dangerous and is against the law in most Bay Area cities. Additionally, high winds and dry weather are a bad combination and can lead to dangerous and destructive fires.
Summer is here! Time at the beach or pool with family and friends always guarantees a good time – but don't forget the sunblock!
Too much sun is, of course, damaging and a main cause of skin cancer. However, without sun, our bodies have hard time producing Vitamin D. Both Vitamin D and sunlight have profoundly positive effects on our bodies.
So what do we do? Like with most things, moderation is the answer. Enjoying the sun safely this summer is a fun way to:
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June is National Men's Health Month. And while it is valuable to observe a health awareness month so that we remember the importance of good health for men, it's easy to practice healthy habits throughout the year. Here are a few tips that can do wonders to lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and weight.
Literally speaking, an awful lot of folks are making great strides nowadays and with good reason. Simple as it is to do, walking has a significant payoff. Brisk walking is considered to be moderate-intensity activity, and “if done on a regular basis, it’s known to provide health benefits, in terms of prevention of chronic diseases and weight management,” says Patty Freedson, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst professor and chair of kinesiology and member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Brown & Toland has developed a hospice program to raise awareness of the benefits of hospice and to help patients and their families better understand hospice’s holistic model of care when appropriate, during end-of-life care planning.
“Hospice is often a misunderstood and potentially frightening concept for many because it is associated with end-of-life,” said Susan Huang, M.D., medical director at Brown & Toland. “But many do not understand the benefits of hospice and how it can help patients and families.”