Recipe: Farro Salad with Radicchio, Walnuts, Cherries

This hearty grain salad is delicious warm or at room temperature, as a light meal or a side dish. Leftovers are great to pack for lunch! 1 1/4  cups semipearled farro 2 1/2  cups water 4 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar 3… read more >

5 Easy, Tasty Ways to Get More Grains

Numerous studies have confirmed the health benefits of a diet that’s rich in whole grains. Now there’s even more grist for the mill: An ongoing study conducted by the National Institutes of Health and AARP recently found that dietary fiber from whole grains may… read more >

The Basics: High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

What is it? High blood pressure (hypertension) is a very common condition in which the force of the blood pressing against the walls of the arteries is too high. If hypertension continues for many years without treatment, it can cause serious health complications such… read more >

This Week: On Our Health Radar

My mind and heart have been consumed by the events that are unfolding in Japan, so for this inaugural round-up of our favorite health-related ideas and headlines of the week, I’m sharing a smattering of articles that touch on this timely topic: Read Up… read more >

Potassium Iodide: Do I Need It?

As we follow the tragic events unfolding in Japan, many of us–especially our patients in California–are wondering about the likelihood of radioactive material blowing across the Pacific Ocean and posing health risks here in the U.S. One of the most active topics of discussion… read more >

Quirky Questions: Is it normal to see lines in my vision?

I often see thread-like lines floating across my vision, especially when I look at my computer screen. Do I need to be concerned or is this normal?…read more >

The Case for Having a Primary Care Physician

You’re young, you’re healthy, and you’re very, very busy. Do you really need a primary care physician? The short answer is, “Yes, you do.” If you’re satisfied with that response, you probably already have one. But maybe you–or your best friend or your kid… read more >