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AIDS Awareness Month: Understanding the Disease and Advances in Treatment
December 9, 2019

AIDS Awareness Month: Understanding the Disease and Advances in Treatment

Posted by Suman Radhakrishna

December is AIDS awareness month. Great strides have been made towards research, prevention, and advancing treatment options for those affected with the disease. Early this year, the US government announced its goal to reduce new HIV infections by 75% in the next five years and achieve at least 90% reduction over 10 years.1

What is AIDS?
AIDS is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which weakens

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Cold or Flu? How to Spot the Difference
November 15, 2019

Cold or Flu? How to Spot the Difference

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Common cold and flu often have the same symptoms and it is important to spot the difference.
Stuffy nose, throat pain, and headache—it can be difficult for you to identify whether you have cold or flu, as these symptoms overlap for both conditions. With the ongoing flu season in mind, we caught up with Thomas Horowitz, CHA HPMC MD, on understanding the common cold—conditions, symptoms, and treatment.

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Tips to Prevent Weight Gain during Holiday Season
October 25, 2019

Tips to Prevent Weight Gain during Holiday Season

Posted by Marisa Schor

The holiday season is upon us, with Halloween festivities just around the corner. Both kids and adults enjoy the fun holiday parties and baskets filled with treats. With dinner parties and high-calorie candies everywhere, it is not easy to resist the temptation. Studies have found that Americans gain more weight during the holiday season as compared to the rest of the year.1 But holiday weight gain can be controlled.

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Importance of Regular Eye Exams to Maintain Vision Health
October 21, 2019

Importance of Regular Eye Exams to Maintain Vision Health

Posted by Su Lee

Regular eye exams can tell a lot about your vision and can also identify other health problems like diabetes and blood pressure. Rohit Varma, MD, MPH and founding director at CHA HPMC’s Southern California Eye Institute (SCEI) explains the importance of eye exams to safeguard your health and wellness.

Importance of Regular Eye Exams

Babies should get an eye exam at birth and then at six months

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Importance of Mental Health and Caring for Your Memory
October 14, 2019

Importance of Mental Health and Caring for Your Memory

Posted by Su Lee

Amidst our busy schedules, we forget things which are part of our daily routine—misplace car keys or forget someone’s name. While some memory loss can be tied to aging, it is important to be able to differentiate between age-related memory problems and more serious mental health concerns like cognitive impairment or dementia. Thomas Horowitz, CHA HPMC MD, explains memory loss and warning signs to look out for.

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