Abnormal Pap? Stress Less With This Simple Guide

November 9, 2016 admin 0

What’s worse than getting a Pap test? Getting the news that your Pap is abnormal. That phone call from your health care provider can be disconcerting and confusing, but it shouldn’t be cause for alarm — as long as you get your Paps regularly. The vast majority of Pap abnormalities are either self-correcting or are […]

PrEP Not a Substitute for Safe Sex

November 8, 2016 admin 0

Here at One Medical we write a lot of prescriptions for PrEP, as it is highly effective at preventing HIV transmission, and there are currently at least 100,000 people on PrEP nationwide. But a recent report of PrEP failure reminds us that there are strains of HIV resistant to Truvada. The report described a PrEP user in New […]

8 Meditation Apps to Help You Relax

October 22, 2016 admin 0

Plugging in for the purpose of “unplugging” may seem like an oxymoron. After all, meditation is free, accessible, and portable, whether or not you have your phone in the palm of your hand. But if you’re new to the practice, apps can be helpful in several ways. Using an app to begin your meditation practice […]

6 Tips for Avoiding the Flu in an Open Office

October 14, 2016 admin 0

Teamwork is a beautiful thing…until it makes you sick. According to a University of Arizona study, it took just four hours for the germs on a contaminated workplace door to spread to the work surfaces and hands of half the employees in the office! Other office germ hot spots include coffee pots, microwaves and refrigerator door […]

How to Stay Healthy During Allergy Season

August 29, 2016 admin 0

If you find yourself suffering from sneezing, itchy eyes, and pressure headaches every spring and fall, welcome to the seasonal allergy club. Here are some common questions we get about pollen allergies–and how to survive them without losing your mind. How do I know if I have allergies, a cold, or a sinus infection? It […]

Beating the Holiday Blues

August 25, 2016 admin 0

The winter holiday season is a time of year when people celebrate and create community with friends and loved ones. For some however, this time of year can make them feel more lonely, especially if they’re single or they’ve recently lost a loved one. And while it’s no surprise that loneliness can increase the risk for depression […]

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9 Tips to Combat Work Stress

August 25, 2016 admin 0

Stressed about work? You’ve got plenty of company: 84 percent of respondents said stressful jobs impacted their personal lives, and 42 percent had purposely changed jobs due to stressful work environments, according to a Monster.com report. Even if you’re lucky enough to love what you do, it’s normal to face some amount of stress regularly — and […]

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Natural Ways to Treat High Blood Pressure: The Most Effective Exercises

August 25, 2016 admin 0

In part one of our series on natural treatments for high blood pressure, we looked at how changing your eating patterns can help reduce blood pressure. In this installment, we’ll examine various types of exercise and the role exercise plays in treating hypertension. Don’t love the idea of high-intensity aerobic exercise? While it’s true aerobic […]

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Do You Know the Signs of Kidney Disease?

August 25, 2016 admin 0

When Jason Chirichigno was a medical resident, he’d see it all the time: a patient would come in complaining of a few seemingly banal symptoms — a little extra fatigue, a little shortness of breath. Maybe a loss of appetite. Then, as the One Medical Los Angeles provider puts it, “Bam — they’d be in […]

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8 Yoga Poses to Combat Back Pain from Sitting

August 25, 2016 admin 0

Who knew that sitting could put so much stress on your body? But sure enough, a few hours behind a desk and most of us start to slouch, our shoulders roll forward, and the pressure and tension build on the neck and spine. Stop suffering. All you need is a mat and these eight simple yoga […]

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