Your Health

Your Health

Know Your Cholesterol Level

The amount of cholesterol in your blood has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease; in fact, it's one of the major risk factors for this illness. The higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack.

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Realizing the Dream of Health Care Equity

In March 1966, a little less than three years after delivering the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fully turned his pulpit toward racial and socio-economic disparities in health care. As he was organizing a direct-action campaign against hospital discrimination in Chicago, he famously said:

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Easy Ways to Prevent Falls

Simple Tips to Prevent Falls

Each year, thousands of older men and women are disabled, sometimes permanently, by falls that result in broken bones or trauma. Yet small changes in homes and lifestyles can help.

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Getting Ready for Pregnancy

By Richard Kochenburger, MD, MPH, FACOG

Becoming pregnant and giving birth, followed by nurturing and raising a child, can be one of the most joyful, fulfilling and important undertakings in a woman's life. Unfortunately, birth defects do occur in approximately 2- to 3-percent of all pregnancies with varying degrees of severity.

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The Power of Social Connections

Strong relationships can benefit your health

You probably are well aware of the usual suspects and habits that play a big role in promoting your long-term well-being — not smoking, for example, or eating a healthful diet or making sure to get enough sleep. But did you know that having strong relationships and social connections can also have a powerful effect on your physical health?

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The Secret to Maintaining your New Year's Resolution

Addition Over Subtraction

With the arrival of a new year people often make resolutions to lose weight or give up something to be healthy, but all too often we fall short of our goals. What if we made a new kind of resolution to keep us on track? Achieving your goals without telling yourself "no" most of the time can often come down to a simple flip. For example:

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Dr. Christina Vo: Navigating Your Child's Physical and Mental Health Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brown & Toland pediatrician Christina Vo, MD, FAAP, first came to her current practice, East Bay Pediatrics, as a parent. On each visit with her baby, she asked if there was an opening for another pediatrician because she could tell that the practice had everything she wanted: great physicians, skilled staff and stability.

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Break Free From Alcohol

Deciding to quit is a big step. Following through is just as important. Quitting alcohol or drugs, or both, isn't easy, but others have done it, and you can too. Your health matters!

Ask yourself

Men, how many times in the past year have I had 5 drinks or more in a day?
Women, how many times in the past year have I had 4 drinks or more in a day?

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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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