Learn the 10 secrets to health and wellness

SAN DIEGO, California -- Looking for tips to live a longer, healthier life? Join Medical Age Management for a special presentation, “ 10 Secrets to Health And Wellness,” on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Medical Age Management's clinical nutritionist Lindsey Mueller and Dr. Darren Farnesi will be speaking on the topic of how to become a healthier you. Following the presentation, Dr. Farnesi will take questions about Hormone Replacement Therapy.

The free event is open to everyone and will take place at Medical Age Management’s office at 3911 Normal St. in Hillcrest.

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Don't let a burn injury ruin your summer

Every summer, local hospital emergency rooms fill with people seeking treatment for summer burn injuries. The Burn Institute urges people to think about how to prevent fire and burn injuries this summer.

Ultraviolet rays

Always apply a sunscreen of 25 SPF or greater when going outdoors.

Serious sunburns can occur even when it is cloudy.

Wear dark sunglasses to protect your eyes, and wear a broad brimmed hat to protect your head and neck.


Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.

Keep children and pets away from grills.

Look Better Naked: High brain-derived neurotrophic hormone lowers Alzheimer's risk

Science has indeed identified a protein that is a growth hormone for the brain called BDNF or brain-derived neurotropic hormone.

A new report links higher levels of BDNF to a remarkably reduced risk of onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from Boston University measured and followed patients’ BDNF levels for ten years. They found that those with higher baseline BDNF levels are 50% less likely to develop dementia.

It's hot out! Tips for staying hydrated this summer

As warmer temperatures heat up the summer nationwide, being prepared for the season’s outdoor activities means more than sunscreen protection and appropriate dress. Health experts state that keeping yourself hydrated by drinking enough water and other beverages when temperatures rise is critical to safely enjoying the fun of the season.

Older LGBT patients have unique set of Medicare, Medi-Cal benefit issues

In a webinar covering the broken and pitted ground of same-sex benefits for seniors in Medicare and Medicaid, senior advocates said the legitimacy of a spouse can be an extremely important factor in eligibility cases.

Look Better Naked: Vitamin D an help reduce cognitive impairment

There are many risk factors for cognitive impairment such as old age, smoking, lack of exercise, diet high in animal fats, diet low in vegetables and fish or obesity. We know that unhealthy diets can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes but these toxins can also generate free radicals in the brain destroying neurons and impair brain function. Lower vitamin D blood levels are linked to a higher risk of cognitive impairment.

LGBT veterans needed to take VA survey online

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to the LGBT media nationwide for help in urging LGBT veterans to complete an online survey.

The confidential survey will ask a series of questions about your physical health (for example, diagnoses and concerns), mental health, or personal life (for example, your income or sexual orientation).

Your responses are anonymous, and the VA promises that it has no way of linking your responses to you.

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Affordable Care Act: Key lessons for LGBT outreach and enrollment

The Affordable Care Act's initial open enrollment period offered significant opportunities to reach LGBT consumers, but the visibility and effectiveness of these efforts varied significantly by state.

According to a new report from Out2Enroll, a nationwide campaign dedicated to connecting LGBT people with their coverage options, variation largely resulted from the level of formal marketplace commitment to LGBT inclusion and the extent to which LGBT community and allied organizations were able to participate in the health reform effort.

Q Nutrition: For type 2 diabetes, let food be thy medicine

Type 2 diabetes can be cured! There, I’ve said it. Why, in our modern society where this disease is the seventh leading cause of death, does such a statement get suppressed from the general public?

Temple University researchers successfully eliminate HIV virus in human cells

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – A scientific first from Philadelphia, that could pave the way toward curing HIV. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the breakthrough.

Instead of suppressing and treating HIV and AIDS, which is what currently happens, researchers have for the first time shown they’ve found a way to destroy the virus.

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