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Entries by Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. from 01/2012

Why Women, Men Shouldn't Tarry on Parenthood

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Los Angeles

At last, the time is right to have a baby. But the longer you've waited, the more uncooperative your body may be. One of the saddest complications of delaying a family is involuntary childlessness.

Herbal Remedies? Be Wary of Studies, Keep Your Caregivers in the Loop

| Posted 01.09.2012 | Los Angeles

Before you give up the pharmaceutical solution in favor of an herbal remedy, let me strongly urge you to keep your doctor and other caregivers (don't forget your pharmacist!) in the treatment loop.

Debt, Deficit Denial: Why We Must Fix U.S. Health Care

| Posted 01.17.2012 | Los Angeles

We spend far more than any other country on health care. Yet our citizens don't live as long as people in many other countries. The disparities in even basic care are too great between rich and poor.

For Healthier Moms and Babies, X-Out Repeat C-Sections

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Preliminary figures from the Centers for Disease control include a promising bit of news for women's health: for the first time in a decade, the rate of cesarean section births dropped.

On the Slopes, Take Smart Steps to Prevent Ski Knees, Skier's Thumb, Serious Head Injuries

| Posted 01.30.2012 | Los Angeles

As snow sport enthusiasts invade ski resorts this winter, two to three in every 1,000 ski visits and nearly seven snowboard visits will result in an injury. Fortunately, most ski and snowboarding injuries are not serious or life threatening.