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Primary Care Highlight: Discover Health

From the moment of birth, our children are scheduled for frequent check-ups with a pediatrician who weighs, measures and examines from head-to-toe.  As children get older, visit intervals increase from months to twice yearly, to preventative well-visits just once a year. But what happens when we enter adulthood? We all remember when we outgrew our […]

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Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?

Photo by leasqueaky By now, it is commonly understood that too much sun exposure poses such health risks as premature aging, skin cancer and other skin damage. But more sun protection can mean less production of vitamin D, a vital nutrient the skin makes when it absorbs ultraviolet-B rays from sunlight. Vitamin D, also known […]

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March Events & Promotions in the Skin Center

March Events in the Skin Center Expecting? A new mom? Nursing? Join us for a Lunch & Learn with SkinMedica!  Golden Gate Skin Center Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Your favorite products have been reformulated for use during pregnancy or while nursing. Learn about your favorite products, new & improved! Special […]

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Food for Fertility

Doctors have long known that a whole food ketogenic diet – one very low in carbohydrates and moderate in proteins and healthy natural fats – can help fight chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high-blood pressure not to mention help to maintain a healthy weight. New evidence supports that this type of […]

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Maligned but Benign: Readjusting Perspective on Dietary Fat

By: Sean Bourke, MD Note: This article was originally published in the July/August 2014 issue of San Francisco Medicine. When Dr. Conrad Lai and I started JumpstartMD in 2007, we approached the venture from the standpoint of two Stanford-trained emergency medicine physicians passionate about creating a medically supervised weight-loss and wellness program designed to provide a […]

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Get a healthier, more attractive ‘tan’ by eating lots of fruits and vegetables

There is an undeniable appeal to the healthy glow that sun-kissed skin gives a person. It is so highly coveted that millions of people worldwide sun bathe, use tanning booths, and purchase lotions and make-up products in an effort to gain this desirable radiance. What many people don’t realize is that this same attractive appearance can […]

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Your bones or your heart? The calcium and vitamin D confusion

It seems that just when we get the word out to women about the benefits of something, a confusing report comes out suggesting “oh oh” now you are putting yourself at risk for something else. This is exactly what happened when recent the British Medical Journal suggested that calcium supplementation increases the risk of heart […]

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Mushrooms: A Rich Source Of Nutrients And Health Benefits

When they’re in our omelets or topping our salads, we tend to think of mushrooms as a vegetable. Mushrooms are actually fungi, but they offer a rich source of nutrients like many vegetables do. Culinary television hosts and dietitians will tell you to add plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables to your plate because bright […]

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Protein Needed With Each Meal For Healthy Muscles

A glimpse down any cereal aisle in America may suggest something most of us already suspect: Americans don’t tend to eat a lot of protein for breakfast. We only have a small amount at lunchtime and tend to save the bulk of our diet’s protein supply for dinner. But how well is this really working for […]

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Moderate Wine Consumption Could Lead To Healthier Kidneys

Alcohol consumption is often negatively associated with health issues such as liver damage, nerve damage, and cardiovascular problems. While it’s true that heavy drinking can be dangerous, research has been surfacing over the years that suggests there are actually benefits to moderate alcohol consumption. Most recently, a study conducted by Tapan Mehta, MD, and his […]

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