Your Health

Your Health

Prediabetes: A Chance to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Think of prediabetes as a fork in the road. Ignore it, and your risk for type 2 diabetes goes up. Or, with a few simple steps, you can prevent or delay the progression to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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Q&A: Dr. Milana Dolezal Discusses the Latest in Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Brown & Toland physician Milana Dolezal, MD, MSci, is a board-certified oncologist and hematologist who treats women's malignancies (breast and gynecologic cancers) and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers at Pacific Hematology and Oncology Associates in San Francisco. Dr.

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COVID-19 Testing

How and where to get tested – and when it's most appropriate.

What are common symptoms of COVID-19?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, people with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms can be mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

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Get Answers to Your Flu Shot Questions

Because viruses weaken the immune system, catching the flu can make you more vulnerable to COVID-19. If you get the flu and the coronavirus at the same time, you could become even more ill. The best way to prevent the flu? An annual flu shot. Let’s take a look at the six most common questions about the flu vaccine. For more information, visit cdc.gov/flu

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Am I Depressed? Coping with Depression in Uncertain Times

The last several months have been emotionally challenging for most of us. The coronavirus has led to unemployment for many. For those who are employed, adapting to remote work – and remote schooling for kids – has been stressful. Being separated from friends, family and colleagues has often brought about feelings of loneliness, anxiety and isolation. 

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How Being Kind Helps You, Too

During the COVID pandemic, are you (somehow) managing to get in your 10,000 steps a day, eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet and get enough sleep, but you still need to lower your blood pressure or reduce stress? Now is the perfect time to explore something that may be missing from your health regimen:

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How to Cope with Wildfire Smoke

After months of following shelter-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California residents now have another reason to stay inside: dangerously poor air quality from a series of wildfires that continue to burn across the state.

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Better Heart Health from Home in 10 Minutes a Day

The lockdowns and quarantines of the last several months have been challenging for those of us who are housebound. But in the interest of staying well and sane, don't just flop on the sofa and scroll through your Netflix options. There are simple things you can do to improve your heart health from home.

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Three Stress Relievers That Work

Feeling frazzled? Maybe you need to relax.

And no, we don't mean plopping down on the couch to binge-watch your favorite television show. Instead, think deep breathing, meditation or yoga. Research suggests that certain relaxation techniques may help your body relax and even help you manage stress. And what better time to explore them than on National Relaxation Day (Aug. 15)?

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