Carlota Zimmerman NBC News / Carlota Zimmerman Want to Be Your Own Boss? Here’s What You Need to Know March 28, 2017


Many of us who are self-employed look back on our 9 to 5 cubicle days and wonder: How did I ever do that? Not because we didn’t enjoy our full-time careers, but because it’s just so different now: We make our own schedules, build our own clientele, choose our workspace and are 100 percent responsible for our financial growth. Everything we do — and every decision we make — is self-directed. We are the boss. (more…)

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Carlota Zimmerman Flex Jobs / Carlota Zimmerman How to Get a Raise in 2017 March 27, 2017


Asking for a raise is one thing–getting it is another. In fact, a variety of factors go into whether or not one successfully secures a pay bump. How and when you ask, the type of research you do beforehand, and your follow-up all make a huge difference in whether or not you get a raise. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Prevention / Dr. Youdim Top 4 Things Nutritionists Look For On A Food Label March 27, 2017


In an ideal world, you’d only be eating foods that lack labels. “Foods that don’t have labels are often some of the best things you can eat–the fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the farmers’ market; the fresh seafood at the fish market; and the amazing whole-grain bread from the local bakery,” says Susan Bowerman, RDN, coauthor of What Color is Your Diet?. (more…)

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Dr. Bober She Knows / Dr. Daniel Bober 6 Smart Strategies to Keep Money Stress From Poisoning Your Relationship March 27, 2017


If stressing out about money is the worst, then stressing out about it to the point that you start fighting with your partner is the absolute worst. But, unfortunately (as you’re probably aware), it’s a pretty inevitable issue that most couples grapple with at some point. (more…)

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SCRC SELF / Southern California Reproductive Center How Hard on Your Body Is Freezing Your Eggs? March 23, 2017

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More and more, women looking for options when it comes to their reproductive future have turned to egg freezing. In addition to the rise of “egg freezing parties” nationwide, some employers are even adding egg freezing to their benefits packages. But there are many myths about what freezing your eggs actually is like. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Us Domestic medical travel / Southern California Reproductive Center Mark Surrey, M.D., Co-founder and Medical Director, SCRC March 21, 2017


SPOTLIGHT: Mark Surrey, M.D., Co-founder and Medical Director, Southern California Reproductive Center (SCRC) (more…)

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Dr. Youdim / Dr. Youdim 10 Nutritionists Weigh In on Donald Trump’s Diet March 20, 2017


trumpSince his January 20th inauguration, everything about Donald Trump’s presidency has been controversial, and to say that the public is concerned would be a gross understatement. But at the end of the day, we are all Americans, and the health of our president is of the utmost importance in preserving the stability of the nation.  (more…)

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The Hills People / The Hills Treatment Center Ben Affleck Is a ‘Leader’ for Opening Up About Alcoholism, Says Specialist: He’s ‘Fighting to Help’ Others March 16, 2017


Through revealing his personal and private struggles, Ben Affleck may be able to make a difference in others’ lives, an addiction specialist tells PEOPLE. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Women's Health / Dr. Youdim 11 ‘Healthy’ Foods Nutritionists Never Eat March 15, 2017

pretzels-1467655_1920It’s no secret that many of the “healthy” foods lining supermarket shelves are actually junk foods in disguise. Some we’re already aware of (here’s looking at you, fruit juice and flavored yogurt), but others are so deep undercover that they’re probably a regular staple in our shopping carts. They flaunt their misleading health halos like it ain’t no thing–meanwhile, they’re loaded with added sugars and other naughty ingredients that are a total buzzkill for the body. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Reader's Digest / Dr. Youdim Don’t Even Think About Starting a Detox Without Reading This First March 14, 2017


The term detoxification means eliminating harmful substances like alcohol, excess minerals, pesticides, food additives, and other dietary and environmental toxins from your body. But your body has its own detoxification systems in place and is quite capable of purging toxins by itself. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Self / Southern California Reproductive Center Fertility Treatments and Heart Disease Study: Here’s the Truth March 14, 2017

woman-356141_1920There’s no guarantee of success with fertility treatments, and it can be painful for couples to go through the time, emotional energy, and money involved in treatments without becoming pregnant. Now, a new study has found a correlation between unsuccessful fertility treatments and a higher risk of heart disease later in life. But before you freak out about his, there are a few things you should know. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim The Roanoke Times / Dr. Youdim Starshine Roshell: Trump Plump: Post-election stress-eating is a thing March 14, 2017

pexels-photo-139681You used to be fun, they say. You used to make us titter with your escapist jaunts into the lighter side of life. What happened, a few restless readers have asked, to the ribald soccer-mom confessions and largely superficial rants about bass players and Fallopian tubes? (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Outside / Dr. Youdim The World’s Most Unhealthy Health Foods March 14, 2017

carrot-1085063_1920Once upon a time, the rules of clean eating were pretty straightforward: eat lots of plants, get your protein from lean sources, don’t stuff yourself. But thanks to a ballooning packaged-foods industry and a never-ending desire to make healthy eating even more convenient, it’s actually harder than ever to make good nutrition choices. (more…)

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Carlota Zimmerman Moneyish / Carlota Zimmerman The Secret to using your side hustle to get ahead at work March 14, 2017


Mark Zuckerberg attributes a lot of his success to his hobbies.

You don’t need Harvard. You need a side hustle.

Harvard-educated Mark Zuckerberg attributes some of his success to his side projects. “I probably learned more coding from random side projects than the courses that I took in college,” he says in town hall meeting at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University that was broadcast via Facebook Live. (more…)

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CCP Medical Economics / Concierge Choice Physicians What the Obamacare repeal bill means for physicians March 13, 2017


One of President Donald Trump’s big rally cries during his campaign was that he was going to get rid of Obamacare, and the new president seems to be getting his wish. On March 6, House Republicans released legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with its American Health Care Act (AHCA). (more…)

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Carlota Zimmerman New York Post / Carlota Zimmerman Being an introvert in the office may not be a bad thing after all March 13, 2017


Getting noticed, speaking up, being visible. Sounds like a winning knockout punch to land the corner office, right? (more…)

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Carlota Zimmerman More Money / Carlota Zimmerman How To Stay In Touch After The Job Interview Is Over March 9, 2017


You can breathe now–the hardest part is over. You’ve landed an interview with the company of your dreams and you’ve given it your all with the job recruiter or manager who interviewed you. And now, you wait to hear if you’ve moved on in the hiring process or not. But your anxiety levels are rising on the daily and you’re checking your inbox and voicemail every ten minutes, hoping for any kind of response. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim ABC Goodmorning America / Dr. Youdim Gabourey Sidibe opens up about weight-loss surgery, past bouts with depression March 9, 2017


Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe is opening up about her new outlook on life and in her new memoir, “This Is Just My Face.” (more…)

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Carlota Zimmerman Financial Advisor / Carlota Zimmerman Want To Avoid Losing Your Job To Ageism? Just Raise Your Hand March 9, 2017

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If you and your clients want to avoid losing your jobs to ageism, raise your hands at work. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim The List / Dr. Youdim Health Products That Are Actually Bad For You March 9, 2017


It is hard enough to stick to a diet or fitness regimen, or to simply eat more healthfully. The lure of binge-watching Netflix and eating Shake Shack can be pretty strong, after all. But sometimes even if you are doing everything right, too much of a good thing can hurt you. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Alive / Dr. Youdim GROWING STRONG FROM BOYHOOD TO RETIREMENT March 8, 2017

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As men, we like to use our wit and skills to make decisions on the fly. But when it comes to life’s journey, it’s helpful to know what’s coming around the bend. Every life stage offers something new. With the right nutrition and the best supplements for men at every age, we can conquer anything life throws at us. (more…)

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CCP Healthcare Finance / Concierge Choice Physicians Hybrid models give concierge medicine a boost for physicians, patients March 8, 2017


Increasing physician burnout led by reporting requirements and the need to increase care volume to meet financial needs has more doctors thinking about embracing a concierge medicine model to ease those burdens. (more…)

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Dr. Torkian Bloomer Boomer / Dr. Behrooz Torkian Why Cosmetic Surgery Is Catching On Among The Older March 7, 2017


Since early retirement is no longer an option for many in today’s economy, many older people, even those in their 60s and 70s, still need to be bring home the bacon.  But competition from people 20-30 years their junior is stiff. As a result, cosmetic surgeons see an uptick in senior patients who WANT but NEED to look younger to be viable in the work place.  (more…)

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Concierge Choice Physicians Reader's Digest / Concierge Choice Physicians 11 Weird Tricks That Really Do Help You Go to Sleep March 6, 2017

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If you want to fall asleep faster, think about staying awake. “It sounds counter intuitive, but for those who find it difficult to sleep because they keep worrying about not falling asleep, do the opposite,” says Sujay Kansagra, MD, director of Duke University’s Sleep Medicine program and Mattress Firm’s sleep health consultant. (more…)

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The Hills San Fernando Business Journal / The Hills Treatment Center Dr. Addiction March 6, 2017


Howard C. Samuels, 64, grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth. His father, Howard J. Samuels, founded Kordite Co., which produced the Hefty bag; he sold the company for $43 million in 1958. The sale catapulted him into New York’s high society and prompted a political career that included a stint as undersecretary of commerce and director of the Small Business Administration during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. (more…)

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Dr. Torkian People / Dr. Behrooz Torkian Breast Augmentation Remains Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedure, with Facelifts on the Rise March 3, 2017


Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S. for the second year in a row, with 290,467 patients opting for the surgery, according to new statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (more…)

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Dr. Sargon Lazarof The List / Dr. Sargon Lazarof Things you’re doing that will ruin your smile March 3, 2017


Your smile conveys so much information. It expresses happiness, can mask sadness, will indicate sarcasm, and often conveys warmth. Your smile is the feature that can light up your entire face and is often returned by whomever you may flash a grin at. But there are daily things you are doing that will ruin your smile, the majority of which involve some sort of damage to the teeth. Chances are, you are guilty of one, two, or six of these behaviors, and you are slowly and steadily lessening the general awesomeness of your smile. (more…)

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The Hills Kindness and Hope / The Hills Treatment Center A heartbreak beyond belief: Julie Nagy lost her husband and son within the space of three days March 1, 2017



How would you feel if your whole life was literally torn apart within the space of week? The two people you loved the most, taken away from you?


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Dr. Torkian AP The Big Story / Dr. Behrooz Torkian How stars spend a month getting ready for Oscars’ red carpet February 24, 2017

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like prom for movie stars, the Academy Awards is Hollywood’s most glamorous night. It’s also the most photographed celebrity event of the year, its starry images beamed instantly around the world and endlessly reproduced in fashion magazines. (more…)

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Concierge Choice Physicians Health Business Blog / Concierge Choice Physicians Concierge Cardiology: podcast interview with Wayne Lipton February 23, 2017


Wayne Lipton runs Concierge Choice Physicians, which converts traditional physician offices to “hybrid”concierge practices that provide new options for patients and increase physician income. While we typically hear about concierge practices in primary care, the model is expanding to other specialties.


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Carlota Zimmerman Good Call / Carlota Zimmerman Common Job Search Blunders – and How to Avoid Them February 22, 2017


Successfully navigating the job search process can often seem, in and of itself, like a full-time job. An open position may garner dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of responses, requiring applicants to be more competitive while also staying abreast of requirements and preferences. (more…)

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SCRC SELF / Southern California Reproductive Center This Couple’s IVF Story Is Captivating Thousands of Facebook Users February 21, 2017


A woman in Texas is finally pregnant after years of trying to conceive and multiple miscarriages–and she’s shared her journey in a Facebook post that’s garnered a lot of attention. The post features a photo of two onesies–one that says “Worth the wait” and another that says “and wait…and wait…and wait”–surrounded by needles. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Women's Health / Dr. Youdim What To Do If You Want To Lose Weight–But Just Can’t Motivate Yourself To Get Started February 21, 2017

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You know you want to shed pounds and you’re pretty clear on the changes you need to make to reach that magic number on the scale. But you also know that getting–and staying–on track can be super-daunting, especially if you’re running low in the motivation department. (more…)

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SCRC Romper / Southern California Reproductive Center 11 Trying To Get Pregnant Red Flags, Because Conceiving Isn’t Always Easy February 21, 2017


Thanks to a poor sex education system, trying to get pregnant sounds a lot easier than it actually is. I was pretty convinced as a teen that if I even looked at a penis, I was risking having my womb inhabited. But there are some trying to get pregnant red flags that prove having a baby isn’t as easy as high school led you to believe. (more…)

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SCRC Cafe Mom / Southern California Reproductive Center 10 Common Reasons Sex Hurts for Women & How to Fix Them February 21, 2017


Of course, we all want to have healthy, happy, fulfilling sex lives, but recent surveys show that many women are struggling to even have comfortable sex. A survey recently published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that almost 7,000 women in the UK experience pain during sex. Sadly, this isn’t exactly news. (more…)

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SCRC The List / Southern California Reproductive Center 9 things to know about conceiving as you get older February 21, 2017


According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the average age of women at childbirth is increasing. According to the CDC report, between 2000-2014, the percentage of women aged 25-29, 30-34, and 35 and over each increased. While research has found risks for both very young mothers and those over 35, there are some important things to know about conceiving as you get older, no matter your current age. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim Beverly Hills Courier / Dr. Youdim Your Health–In Time For Valentine’s Day, The Truth Behind Aphrodisiacs February 16, 2017


They say Valentine’s Day is for lovers and many like to celebrate each other with a seductive meal of aphrodisiacs to get their minds and bodies racing. While the idea that most of the foods thought to enhance sexual activity is based on myths, according to Dr. Adrienne Youdim, MD, a physician nutrition specialist, “there are some foods that can give you that boost and urge to get frisky.” (more…)

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Dr. Raskin Fox News Health / Dr. Damon Raskin The diseases you’re more likely to get as a man — and woman February 15, 2017


In a 2016 study published in the journal Nature, researchers at Harvard Medical School found a reason behind what they termed the “striking and unexplained male predominance across many cancer types.” Turns out, women’s extra X chromosome also gives them an extra set of certain protective, tumor-suppressant genes, according to a press release from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (more…)

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Dr. Youdim The List / Dr. Youdim 8 weird signs you should take a multivitamin February 13, 2017

Taking a supplement or multivitamin feels like a healthy thing to do every morning, but do we really need them? The supplement industry is big business, yet they’re not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Because it’s possible to get all of our nutrients from the foods we eat, it’s important to know who could benefit from the extra oomph of a supplement. (more…)

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Carlota Zimmerman CNBC / Carlota Zimmerman 6 things you should never say to your boss February 10, 2017


Whether you’re preparing for an annual performance review, contract negotiation or salary discussion, there’s no time like the present to make sure you know how to communicate professionally. (more…)

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SCRC Bustle / Southern California Reproductive Center 11 Signs You Might Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, According To Experts February 9, 2017


Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects about 10 percent of women, but many are unfamiliar with what exactly the disorder is. If you’ve noticed some abnormal changes in your body that have to do with your period, hair growth, and more, you may be exhibiting signs that you have PCOS. Many women with the condition don’t even realize they have it, but getting diagnosed can help those unwanted side effects in check and allow you to take the proper steps to preserve your health down the line. (more…)

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SCRC Unite Virginia / Southern California Reproductive Center Transgender People Can Have Their Own Biological Babies February 9, 2017


Gay couples having babies has become the norm… but what about a transgender man who has been given the opportunity to use his own eggs to have a biological baby. Science has now allowed transgender people to be biological parents to their own children. Dr. Shahin Ghadir at the Southern California Reproductive Center is at the forefront of helping transgender people have their own biological babies by freezing their eggs before they medically transition. This allows a genetic connection with their children, which is very important to many people. (more…)

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