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A plethora of real time data regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is being amassed and disseminated over the internet. With nothing more than a click of a mouse you can assess accurately the rate of death from coronavirus around the world. Currently in the United States...

Long waiting lists and exorbitant pricing have frustrated many who would like to protect themselves when they are out in public. Well, let’s get creative with your personal protective equipment! MASKS: N95 respirators fit tightly and will keep out 95% of bacteria and viruses. This is the...

[caption id="attachment_17241" align="alignright" width="300"] 33982521 - human lungs[/caption] Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung tissue causing consolidation of lung tissue and affecting the lung’s ability to exchange air.  This inflammation is usually caused by bacteria or virus, but can also result from chemicals or trauma. Pneumococcal pneumonia...

There is well documented evidence that poor or diminished sleep is associated with increased stress. Decreased sleep yields increased stress. Increased stress yields increased cortisol production. Increased cortisol yields increased facial flushing and acne. Adequate sleep is also associated with: Increased collagen production. Increased epidermal cell...

  Misinformation is the enemy! I mentioned in a previous post that chloroquine intended for aquariums was being sold on eBay for $1,975.00, and it wasn’t intended for oral ingestion.  I did not imagine anyone would actually ingest this form of chloroquine. But apparently after President Trump...

For those who saw Governor Newsom’s speech last night, you know that a shift has been made from broad testing to testing only the most vulnerable. The most vulnerable include: health care workers those hospitalized residents of long-term care facilities with symptoms patients over the age...

FIRST LOOK AT THE TREATMENT & POSSIBLE PROPHYLAXIS FOR COVID-19  Despite announcements that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are treatments for coronavirus, we need to take a more somber approach to these claims.  Ebay is now price-gauging the sale the chloroquine used in aquariums. This chloroquine isn’t intended...

To all our loyal patients, In light of the latest directives from the California Department of Public Health to protect the public and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, our office will be practicing social distancing by staggering appointments.  Our goal is that no two...

Smoking is associated with several skin disorders: Decreased wound healing Premature skin aging Squamous cell carcinoma Melanoma Acne Psoriasis Alopecia (hair loss) Smoking impairs collagen production. Smoking increases MMP levels, an enzyme that leads to the degradation of collagen. The accumulative effect leads to...

It’s no secret that any teenager who eats a candy bar will almost immediately develop acne. But did you know— Diabetes is associated with increased skin infections, slow healing wounds and skin breakdown. Increased sugar in the blood results in glycation, causing attachment of sugar...