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The Promising Benefits of Turmeric

Columnist: By Rajina Ranadive, M.D.
Jul, 2017 Issue

Turmeric is probably the most powerful herb on the planet to treat and prevent many of the diseases that commonly affects us. There is a long history of its use in Ayurvedic medicine (a holistic, whole-body healing system) to treat inflammatory disorders, indigestion, throat infections, the common cold and liver ailments. It’s also used topically to cleanse wounds and treat skin conditions.


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Are Screens Making Us Sick

Columnist: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Apr, 2017 Issue

The average teen (and pre-teen) spends more than six hours per day looking at their cell phone, TV, iPad and computer.

Last year, Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa hosted a physician wellness event at the recommendation of one of our family practice physicians. During this event, we watched “Screenagers,” a documentary created by Delaney Ruston, M.D.


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Creating Health Mindfully

Columnist: Melanie Kates, M.D.
Feb, 2017 Issue

Geneticists at Harvard have recently discovered that 20 minutes of daily meditation can alter the genes carrying hereditary diseases back to normal. 


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The Healing Power of Gratitude

Columnist: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Jan, 2017 Issue

Small and specific gestures of gratitude are the most powerful.


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The Flu and Flu Shots: Misery, Myths, and Misconceptions

Columnist: James Devore, M.D.
Oct, 2016 Issue

A case of the real flu is putting you in the Octagon with the biggest meanest bully on the block. You're going to to take a beating.


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The Health Care Debate in Three Simple Questions

Columnist: James Devore, M.D.
Oct, 2016 Issue

Health care systems will be given a fixed dollar amount to care for a set population.


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A Healthy Heart Is a Happy Heart

Columnist: Steve Levenberg, D.O.
Sep, 2016 Issue

Taking good care of your heart is a matter of doing the things we've advocated in this column over and over again.


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Polypharmacy

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Jul, 2016 Issue

As a society, American patients are out of control with their appetite for more and more drugs.


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The Healing Power of Conversation

Jun, 2016 Issue

In the work world or as a parent (or child of an aging parent) we're each presented issues almost daily that deserve our attention.


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Womens Health at All Ages

May, 2016 Issue

Prevention of HPV infection holds the hope of true prevention for cervical cancer.


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Sick Sense

Author: James DeVore, M.D.
Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Apr, 2016 Issue

I’m quite certain that most doctors today rely on their instincts in much the same way.


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The Art of Hand Washing

Author: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Mar, 2016 Issue

I can’t stress enough the importance of washing your hands, so I’ll use science to support the choices I’m going to recommend


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A Healthy Relationship

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Feb, 2016 Issue

Doctors need to know, as completely as possible, what's going on with you if they're to help you with your health.

 


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Does Your Doctor Have the Blues?

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Dec, 2015 Issue

EMR was supposed to be the answer to comprehensive, coordinated medical care in the 21st century.


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Leaves of Three

Author: Steven Levenberg, D.O.
Nov, 2015 Issue

 It’s important to recognize poison oak in all its seasonal phases to avoid contact.


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The Four Habits: A Pathway to Healthy Communication

Author: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Oct, 2015 Issue

Active listening is key in all relationships.


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Aging and Rabbit Stew

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Sep, 2015 Issue

They key to embracing the aging process is exercise.


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The Silent Killer

Columnist: Steven Levenberg, D.O.
Aug, 2015 Issue

Checking blood pressure regularly and making necessary lifestyle changes can save your life if you have hypertension.


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What Is Past Is Prologue

Columnist: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Jul, 2015 Issue

Dr. Pappas takes a big-picture look at the current state of the Affordable Care Act.


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Full Disclosure vs. TMI

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Jun, 2015 Issue

Is honesty always the best policy?


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Resilience As a Vital Sign

Columnist: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
May, 2015 Issue

Take your resilience “pulse.” It’s a vital sign in your life and the lives of others.


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The Health Benefits of Wine

Columnist: Steven Levenberg, D.O.
Apr, 2015 Issue

Drink up, people—but keep it moderate.


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40 Years in the Trenches

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Mar, 2015 Issue

Dr. DeVore takes a look at how health care has changed since the 1970s.


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The Power of Prevention

Author: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Feb, 2015 Issue

The power of prevention is in your hands.


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Screening

Author: Steven Levenberg, D.O.
Jan, 2015 Issue

Screening tests can be an important step toward identifying common health problems.


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