Health

Fresh Air Makes Us Feel Better

There are few simple pleasures in life that feel quite as nice as stepping outside and getting a deep breath of fresh air. Science shows that going outside does more than just making you feel good—it can have some very surprising health benefits as well. Indoor air often has a suboptimal balance of oxygen, nitrogen, […]

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The Health Benefits of Ginger

Thanks to Mother Nature, so many foods and herbs on our planet taste delicious and improve health as well. Ginger is one of her top ten. This spicy, flowering plant offers myriad health benefits ranging from relieving nausea and motion sickness to curing indigestion and reducing fevers. This remarkable rhizome, which is the root of […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: March/April 2022

How accurate are the at-home COVID tests? They are very accurate when used correctly, however not as accurate as a PCR test that is sent to a lab. A PCR test can detect smaller

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Encino Outpatient Surgery Center

Caring for the Community for More Than a Decade A strong commitment to excellence and quality—plus an outstanding team of nurses, technicians, administrators, and support staff—has made Encino Outpatient Surgery Center (EOSC) a top choice of patients and physicians since opening in 2012. Jeffrey B. Glaser, M.D., a well-respected physician who is dual board certified […]

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Hugging for Happiness

In the time of COVID, greetings are no longer hugs. An “elbow bump” is the preferred pandemic greeting. While avoiding close contact with others is one of the key measures to prevent virus spread, the irony is we probably need more hugs now than ever before. It’s a sad world when we lose the human […]

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Healthy Habits We Can Learn From Our Pets

What could be more welcoming than the soft purr and excited tail wag of our favorite furry friends greeting us at the door? We may train our pets, but in reality, we learn even more from them. Easy does itA dog’s life is far less complicated than his human. When dogs play ball, the only […]

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Comprehending the Brain/Gut Connection

Our gut has been called a “second brain” for a variety of reasons. This dynamic system is comprised of more than 100 million nerve cells. No wonder it controls so much more than digestion. Nerve cells communicate back and forth from our gut to our brain, influencing our mood, mind, and wellbeing. Doctors used to […]

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Health Benefits of Houseplants

Plants ask for so little—water, sun, and an occasional meal. In return, they give us so much, from beautiful surroundings to cleaner air and better health. Surprisingly, the air inside our homes is even more polluted than outside. Plants are natural air purifiers, creating oxygen from carbon dioxide. They freshen stale air in your house. […]

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Ease Your Mind

Through Meditation Experts hypothesize that on average we each experience at least 50,000 thoughts per day swirling through our minds. Meditating for just five minutes can bring much-needed balance back into our hectic lives. While practices, such as Transcendental Meditation, suggest we meditate for at least 20 minutes twice a day, even five minutes of […]

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Understanding B Vitamins

Whether working alone or in synergy, B vitamins help our bodies function better. These busy Bs pack a punch, keeping skin and brains healthy, converting food into energy, and more. As easy as 1, 2, 3… Thiamine (B-1)B-1 keeps the brain and nerves in check, prevents inflammation, encourages the flow of electrolytes, and boosts the […]

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Walk the Walk

Towards Better Health There are few things in life that cost nothing but bring unlimited rewards. Walking is clearly one of them. We talk about getting healthier yet often forget to take that first step. Once we wander amid the sunshine and fragrant sage, we wonder why we don’t get out more often. Even a […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: Jan/Feb 2022

Q: I have prescription insurance, but I still pay so much for my medications. Why is this and why does the price seem to change everytime I get a refill?

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