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Entries by Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. from 11/2012

The Realistic Skinny on Moms, Pregnancy and Weight Gain

| Posted 11.05.2012 | Los Angeles

There's a harmful health issue that our nation needs to let go of: Idolizing stars who appear to shed every ounce of pregnancy weight gain immediately after giving birth, while ignoring most real women's struggles with pre- and postpartum pounds.

High Blood Pressure: A Highly Controllable Risk Factor That We Fail to Control

| Posted 11.12.2012 | Los Angeles

The frustration over this nation's inability to control blood pressure in so many people is that this is a problem with very good solutions, tested and proven over half a century. We can and must do better.

Pass the Gratitude: Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving

| Posted 11.19.2012 | Los Angeles

Thanksgiving is a holiday whose spirit I would welcome year round. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude doesn't just make you a nicer person with more peace of mind, it's good for your health.

What to Do If You Receive a Serious Medical Diagnosis

| Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles

If your doctor tells you that you've been diagnosed with a serious illness or condition, that news can be devastating. However, I've learned there are recommended steps patients can take to best navigate their suddenly challenging situation.