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Your Health

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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International Friendship Day: Celebrating the Unexpected Health Benefits of Friends

International Friendship Day, also known as International Friendship Day of Peace, is celebrated each year on July 30. The day is meant to celebrate the vital role that friendship plays in promoting peace around the world. In addition to promoting peace, friendship is also beneficial to our health. Did you know:

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Celebrate World Chocolate Day with sweet recipes that are actually good for you

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.

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Hand Washing 101: How to Wash and Dry the Right Way

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.

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Smoking, put it out for good

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!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Members

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.

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San Francisco Magazine 2020 Top Docs

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.

East Bay Top Doctors

Christine M. Aguilar, M.D., Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

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Keep Safe on July 4

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. 

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Summer Sun Lifts Your Spirits, but Don't Forget the Sunblock!

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:

Lift your spirits

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June is National Men's Health Month

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.

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