Synthetic Marijuana Spice A Lethal Gamble, One Family’s Story VIDEO


Frightening news out of California today as the grieving parents of one young man are warning other families about “Spice,” a synthetic form of marijuana that can potentially kill.Local affiliate KTLA’s Lu Parker exclusively reported that the parents of a 19-year-old California teen who recently died after smoking synthetic marijuana claim their son had one […]

How To Take Ten Years Off Your Face At The Dentist’s Office


People see more than just a face age. Your earlobes, your hands, voice, neck and even your smile all show tell-tale signs of aging.When it comes to cosmetic anti-aging strategies, we tend to obsess about our facial skin and forget that other gauge of age — our smile. Happily, tooth youth-robbers like discoloration, chips, wear, […]

Booty Pioneer Paves Way For Social Media Belfie Queen

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The hottest new trend in pop culture is the “Belfie,” also known as the butt-selfie.According to, “Plenty of celebs have jumped on the belfie train- obviously Kim Kardashian, Rihanna- with her more subtle belfies…And Heidi Klum, just to name a few. And we’d be crazy not to reference the glutes queen, Jen Selter! She […]

Three New Mom Must-Haves


I have a friend who is just about to pop out a tiny little person any day now, so this is for her and all the other lovely ladies who have experienced 9 months of joy and pain only to have another 18 years of joy and pain….Cool things just for new moms… and dads!For […]

How To Keep Your Kid’s Smile Healthy, Set Good Habits For A Lifetime

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Good habits begin early, before children even realize what you are saying and doing is good for them. They learn by example and by reading the adults around them. Good oral habits start with you, the parents. As soon as your baby is born, you must start caring for your child’s gums and emerging teeth.It […]

Robert Downey Jr’s Son’s Arrest Underscores The Genetics Of Addiction VIDEO


Actor Robert Downey Jr. has enjoyed a four-decades-plus career with two Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globe wins, numerous other award nominations and wins, notably starring as Tony Stark in Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes, and he is currently married to Susan Downey and has two sons (one from a previous marriage).Downey Jr. […]

The Stem Cell Era: Science Fiction Becomes Medical Fact

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Imagine a world with a medical landscape unlike anything we recognize now – where today’s medicines could be obsolete and surgical intervention a rarity. Where breakthroughs mean people will be living into their 100′s in good health and in sound mind.If that sounds like fantasy, it’s safe to say that science fiction is rapidly evolving […]

Top Five Dangers That Can Lead To Addiction In Retirement

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The golden years, a time for easy living and to kick back and enjoy the slower pace deserved after a lifetime of schedules and the 9-to-5 treadmill.But did you know that for many people, deviating from this routine of work, managing the home and raising children to one with lots of unstructured time on their […]

Top 5 Basic Exercises To Protect Against ‘the Disease of Aging’

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What if I told you that aging is considered a disease by doctors, and that you can sail into your second half of life stronger and better than you were in your so-called prime?One board certified neurosurgeon recommends you aggressively build muscle (and avoid sugar like the plague) as the best protection against ‘the disease […]

‘Godfather of Ecstasy’ Sasha Shulgin’s Death Raises Questions About Sound Medical Applications of Psychoactive Drugs


Reuters reports that Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin, pharmacologist and chemist known for his creation of new psychoactive chemicals, has died at the age of 88.Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, the chemist, pharmacologist and author known for popularizing the drug MDMA and creating and synthesizing hundreds of psychoactive drugs, was dubbed by the media as the ‘Godfather of Ecstasy.’ […]

Four Cereal Picks For Kids Picked By Top Bariatric Surgeon


The recent news about sugar consumption with children via breakfast cereal is so alarming that it sounded a wake up call with medical professionals, academics, nutritionists and parents last week.Imagine putting 10 one-pound bags of sugar in front of your child and then asking them to eat that. They do this annually if you read […]

Three Respected Doctors, Three Smart Approaches To Fat Loss


This is the time of year that fat is on the brain. Even FX’s “Louie” brought it up last week, with star Louis C.K. out on a date with “Vanessa,” whose “fat girl” rant struck many chords and sparked a national debate about fat.  The fashion industry, beauty magazines, mens’ fitness magazines and the simple […]

Watch As Family Cat Saved Boy From Dog Mauling VIDEO


This is the video of the week. One man’s security perimeter cameras caught a chilling dog attack on his son. The child survived but had terrible bites. He survived because their family tabby cat Tara went into attack mode and ran off the loose dog.In a video posted on YouTube titled “My Cat Saved My […]

5 Best Butt and Thigh Sculpting and Enhancing Moves


This is the age of the rear-end. The butt has trumped the boob in the quest for perfection for many people, thank Jennifer Lopez, the Kardashian tribe and the fact that South American and African American taste in body style is the tail wagging the American dog.And despite HBO’s comedy Eastbound & Down’s Kenny Powers […]

Chelsea Clinton Expecting First Child, Time to Work On ‘Inner Baby Carriage’


The news that Chelsea Clinton is expecting her first child this Fall, and now is the time the new mother-to-be needs to work on what fitness expert Jill Miller calls “the inner baby carriage.”Clinton, the 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced Thursday that she and her […]

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Orthopaedic Medicine Misconceptions


Orthopaedic medicine is more than just foot issues.  It’s the entire musculoskeletal system that a trained specialist deals with.With more than 600,000 procedures performed every year, total knee replacements (TKR) represent one of the most common surgeries in the U.S.  A new innovation in this procedure called Surgical Navigation uses the latest in digital technology […]

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Lyme Disease


Lyme disease, it’s not just for the east coasters!Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in North America and Europe.A disgusting burrowing parasite latches on to you and infuses your blood with nasty Borrelia burgdorferi …all while you were trying to get a good hike in for the day.Deer ticks, which feed on the […]

The Finesse of Fillers, The Subtle Art of Staving Off Surgery

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The first time I met board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Grant Stevens at a recent luncheon, my guess was he was late 40s early 50s. He shared with me he was 61 years-old, and that he, like many of us, was going to age on his terms. “I’m going down kicking and screaming,” said Dr. […]

Adult Stem Cells ‘Fountain of Youth’ For The Spine

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21st century medicine has turned an exciting corner.Adult stem cells are proving to be the panacea for aching backs and more. Successful clinical trials are underway for an innovative treatment by the firm Mesoblast using stem cell injections for chronic back pain. Their research continues to gain international attention.As showcased April 1, 2014 on Fox […]

Top 5 Allergy Symptom Fighting Strategies

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Health Spotlight: Guest commentator Dr. Damon Raskin is a go-to medical expert for many in Southern California. He shares his Top 5 Allergy Symptom Fighting Strategies and urges people reading this to dig deeper and go see a doctor if any of these are troubling you.Spring has officially sprung and the more temperate weather brings […]

Top 5 Medical Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

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Health Spotlight: Guest commentator Dr. Damon Raskin is a go-to medical expert for many in Southern California.He shares his Top 5 Medical Symptoms You Should Never Ignore list and urges people reading this to dig deeper and go see a doctor if any of these are troubling you.When you think of adult health, you might […]

Top 5 Reasons Why Concierge Medicine Is Appealing To More People


Until recently, concierge medicine was the exclusive domain of the rich and famous, willing to pay up to $10,000 or more a year to have a doctor to attend to their ever whim, and be the guardian of their short and long term health.Now, however, the biggest increase in Americans signing up for concierge medicine […]