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10 (Extra!) Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is mandatory for health. It keeps your heart and lungs at their optimum health. It prevents obesity and muscle atrophy. It boosts your immunity levels. It helps you lose weight. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. Your bones and muscles are stronger. You have

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The Real Reason You Get Flu–Not Because It’s Cold!

As many as 5 million people get the flu when the temperature drops. You just accept that it’s flu season. Influenza carries away a quarter million people each year, so you eat more fruit and veg, you take vitamins, and you disinfect every time you had to use your hands.

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Young Adult Hypertension: The Silent Killer

High blood pressure is one of those consequences of old age everyone has come to watch for and caution against. Blood pressure is the strength of your blood-flow as it goes through the walls of your arteries and veins. It’s normal for the blood pressure to rise and fall as

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Prevent Alzheimer’s with a Healthful Life

People dread going old because of the degenerative effects of age, not age itself. Alzheimer’s and dementia is the most dreaded trimming of achieving old age. In the US, 4 to 5 million people live with some form of dementia. In the UK, the number is at 850,000. In both

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Now Open On Saturdays

Dear Patients Starting this Saturday, July 18th, 2015, we are expanding our business hours at our La Jolla location. The La Jolla office will be open from 8AM until 1PM. As many of you are aware, Perlman Clinic has been expanding our availability to our patients by opening offices in

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How to Tell: Is This Bacterial or A Virus?

The short answer is: you can’t tell at all. Unless you’re a doctor. Illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses are very similar. Some illnesses have a bacterial and a viral cause. We can tell the difference through your symptoms and medical history. We don’t prescribe antibiotics unless we’re absolutely sure–and

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Eat Your Dark Chocolate?

People who recommend daily chocolate consumption as a healthy, preventative practice tend to arouse suspicion. Things that are good for you generally should not taste so good. Claims have been made that dark chocolate has anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antithrombotic, and metabolic effects. After an extensive literature review we have decided that

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The Data on Diet Soda

The Data on Diet Soda Opinions and research studies on the effects of diet sodas are numerous and controversial which makes it hard to determine if these beverages are okay to drink. We have gathered some of the research on diet sodas to help you decide what is best for

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Your Bone Density Scan

Bone density scan, or bone mass measurement, is a procedure used to measure the bone tissue’s strength. These tests can determine if you have osteoporosis, osteopenia or at high risk for fractures. Why do I need to undergo bone density scans? Bone density scan is done when there is suspected

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New Hillcrest Location

We have opened a new clinic in the heart of Hillcrest! This is a small clinic with minimal wait times located at the corner of 5th and University in the Union Bank building. Same day appointments and walk-ins are welcome. We know parking is difficult in Hillcrest, so we validate

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