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Let's Immunize Boys Against HPV and Educate Them About Sexual Responsibility at the Same Time

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So what does the research tell us? We need to talk to both young women and men, not once but early and often about sexual health and responsibility.

The Asthma Epidemic

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The movement of what was once a relatively inconspicuous disease to an epidemic of significant public health concern remains both worrisome and mysterious.

With Yoga, Tai-Chi, Balance Expectations, Expand Your Calm, Flexibility

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Combining movement with meditative practices can help protect your good health -- but let common sense control expectations.

The Health Benefits of Furry Four-Legged Friends

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Pets bring a special companionship and joy to the lives of their owners. But our furry, four-legged friends can offer even more boons, keeping us active and involved in the world and boosting our health.

Nitpicking the Lousy Facts on Head Lice

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Here's a head-scratcher: how can something so tiny create such massive misery? Minuscule though they are, head lice still can wreak months of havoc on a household.

When Common Acid Indigestion Takes You Beyond the Pink

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While acid reflux is very common, it is far from insignificant. If you're chugging a pink drink or chewing up antacid tablets twice a week or more, pay attention.

Understanding Stuttering

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In The King's Speech, Colin Firth portrays the stuttering, struggling King George VI. An estimated 3 million adults and children in the United States stutter.

Marathons: In the Literal Long Run, It's Training That Matters

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Just about anyone can complete a marathon if they put their minds and bodies to the effort. However, anyone also can be badly injured if there is a failure to take training seriously.

Andrew Wakefield's Vaccination and Autism Study: Allegations of Fraud With Financial Motivations

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

I don't know how many different ways the medical community can say this: Childhood vaccinations do not cause autism. As any competent researcher will tell you, the facts speak for themselves.

Human Connections: A Powerful Health Care Strategy

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Relationships can be as much of a factor in good health as cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI.

Prescription Tap Water: What Drugs Are We Taking With Our Drugs?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

If you take medication with a glass of tap water, you may be getting more medicine than your doctor prescribed.

Munchausen's Syndrome: Stranger (and More Dangerous) Than Fiction

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Munchausen's syndrome is one of group of conditions known as "factitious disorders." In this variety, the person intentionally feigns a disease or self-induces an injury.

Breastfeeding Benefits: Got Breast Milk?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Medicine is fraught with controversies. However, there is one topic upon which there is almost universal agreement: with few exceptions, breast milk is the best source of nourishment for infants.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Because there's no single cause for alopecia, many myths have emerged to explain it, along with a raft of specious cures.

What a Physician/Exercise Physiologist Looks for in a Personal Trainer

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The right trainer is a coach and teacher who can help you intensify your workouts safely. But, trainers don't come in one size that fits all.

Personalized Medicine Is Becoming a Reality

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Personalized medicine has been making steady advances with researchers and physicians, and perhaps a bigger indicator, is now influencing the business model of major drug companies.

The Family Meal: A Prescription for Healthier Kids and Adolescents

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Kids who eat meals with their family consume less fried foods, soda, salt, saturated and trans fats. The net result is a lower incidence of obesity.

The Link Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Bacteria

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Though Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is among the most common medical problems in the country, it's not a disease you're likely to find celebrities speaking out for.

GDoes A Head Injury Continue To Affect Cognitive Function?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

One of the biggest problems with concussions is a simple lack of respect for the gravity of the condition. This trauma causes the brain to go into shock and temporarily stop working properly.

Roll Up Your Sleeves for Flu Season

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The flu is not just a bad cold. If the fever, chills, cough, sore throat, congestion, muscle and body aches, headaches and fatigue weren't misery-making enough on their own, the illness can spark some nasty complications.

Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Better or Worse Than the Real Thing?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Controversy about artificial sweeteners has been going on for decades, with claims against them covering a wide spectrum of health problems from headaches to cancer.

Gender Differences in Heart Disease: Nation's No. 1 Killer Kills Differently

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Some physicians now view coronary artery disease as a gender-specific condition that requires different testing and treatment plans, rather than the traditional uniform approach for both sexes.

Alzheimer's Disease Risks, Signs and Prevention

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Angelenos are dying less frequently. The fact that we're not getting any younger is partially responsible for the significant increase in Alzheimer's disease rates.

Evaluating the Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Putting acupuncture under a microscope can be like trying to capture a spirit out of the clouds.

Unraveling the Latino Paradox

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Latino health is thriving despite disadvantages in income, education and access to health care.