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Can Wildfire Smoke Make You Sick?
August 12, 2019

Can Wildfire Smoke Make You Sick?

Posted by Dr. Kevin Park

The frequency of wildfires in California is increasing, so fire season planning and preparedness have become even more important—not just for those who live in fire-prone areas, but throughout Southern California. The health risks associated with wildfires can extend far beyond the burn areas, so everyone should know the precautions to take to protect your health.

Smoke Inhalation, Particle Pollution and Risks

Wildfire smoke—which consists of invisible toxic

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Breastfeeding Is Best
August 5, 2019

Breastfeeding is Best for Mom and Baby

Posted by Su Lee

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mom and baby. The World Health Organization recommends that new mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth and that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth. Clinical Education Specialist for Women’s Health, Aurora Gumamit DNP, CNS, shares how CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center encourages all of our new mothers to try to breastfeed

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Blue Light and Eye Strain
July 30, 2019

Eye Strain by Blue Light and the Importance of Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Posted by Su Lee

With increasing use of technology in the form of digital devices, an average adult spends as high as 12 hours per day in front of screens1. Digital devices such as computer, television, mobile phone, and tablet emit blue light which causes strain to our eyes, disrupt sleep cycles, and—in the long run—negatively impacts our vision. Those exposed to blue light on a daily basis for long hours can use

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Is Keto Diet Right for You?
July 22, 2019

Keto Diet Series: Is Keto Diet Right for You?

Posted by Liz Trondsen

Keto diet, a low-carb high-fat diet, helps in weight loss and offers numerous health benefits. In the first three parts of our Keto diet series, our nutritionist explained the basics of this diet, nutritional information, how it helps in weight loss, and offers health benefits for different people. In the fourth—and last-part of the Keto diet series, we leave you with some vital pieces of information

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Keto Benefits
July 15, 2019

Keto Diet Series: What are the Benefits of Keto Diet?

Posted by Liz Trondsen

In the first and second part of our Keto diet series, we explained the basics of Keto diet, nutritional information, and how the diet helps with weight loss. For those who missed the first two blogs in the series, the Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, and moderate protein diet. In the third part, our nutritionist highlights the benefits of Keto diet.

It is true that most

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