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Healthy Aging

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 26, 2019 9:33:33 PM

Age is just a number, and this month is the time to remind people just how true it can be! September is the perfect time to celebrate healthy aging awareness month as the summer is coming to an end, kids are going back to school and life is back in the fast lane. During this hectic time, it’s important to think about better health practices and making positive changes to your lifestyle. 

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Topics: Private Health Management

Do Calories Matter on a Keto Diet?

Posted by Patronus Medical on Dec 6, 2018 3:09:56 PM

The ketogenic diet first gained fame through its effectiveness for weight loss. The high-fat, low-carb diet promotes nutritional ketosis–a normal metabolic state marked by moderate levels of ketones in the blood. The idea with carb restriction in terms of weight loss is that it prompts the release of body fat to be burned or converted to ketones for energy (extra dietary fat also contributes to ketone production). For decades, much of dieting focused on counting caloric intake. But not keto. Let’s explore why you should be paying more attention to the types of food consumed instead of that little number on the back of a nutrition label.

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Topics: Private Health Management

What is Vitamin B12?

Posted by Patronus Medical on Dec 3, 2018 2:12:14 PM

B12 is a water-soluble vitamin we all need to stay healthy and feel great. It is involved in metabolism with every cell in the human body and has a significant impact on DNA synthesis, energy production, nerve cell health, red blood cell formation, and neurological function.

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Topics: Private Health Management

Private Health Management vs. Regular Health Insurance

Posted by Patronus Medical on Oct 29, 2018 12:00:00 PM

There are significant differences between health insurance (whether through private plans with shared costs with an employer or paid for out-of-pocket) and private health management. The major difference? One can provide a level of care that far exceeds the other. Here’s why:

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Topics: Private Health Management

Micronutrients and Breast Health

Posted by Patronus Medical on Oct 25, 2018 11:49:19 AM

Prevention is not simply earlier diagnosis. True prevention starts with the foundation of your body - micronutrients. 

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Topics: Wellness, preventative healthcare, Personal Healthcare, health

Health Reminder: Get a Flu Shot

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 27, 2018 3:27:58 PM

This flu shot vaccine reminder comes after a particularly intense flu season last year, which sent more than 30,000 people to the hospital, and resulted in 329 deaths in California, and killed 171 children nationwide — the highest number recorded in any non-pandemic year since 2004 when the CDC began tracking pediatric deaths. To properly protect yourself this flu season, the CDC recommends that all adults and children older than six months be vaccinated by the end of October 2018.

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Topics: Personal Healthcare, health

Proud Sponsor of the 2018 Necker Cup

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 27, 2018 3:23:48 PM

Patronus Medical is proud to announce that we are a Gold sponsor for the 2018 Necker Cup taking place November 24-29. The 2018 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup presented by Metal features a doubles pro-am tennis tournament on Sir Richard Branson's private island. If you are in attendance, please look for our team onsite.

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Topics: Necker Cup

Meet the La Jolla Nurses

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 27, 2018 3:14:00 PM

Our experienced nurses at Patronus La Jolla are passionate about helping others meet their health and wellness goals. Book a visit at the La Jolla clinic to receive a customized treatment plan for your personal healthcare needs.

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Topics: Wellness, personalized nutrition, Functional Medicine

The Benefits of Gene Editing

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 8, 2016 1:39:04 PM

 Gene editing: it is no longer science-fiction. Today’s scientists are using microscopic “scissors” to cut, alter and repair broken gene cells.  This upcoming healthcare tool could be the answer to “incurable” genetic diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia and even cancer. Although the science behind it is still fairly new, gene editing may be the next big thing in ultra-personalized healthcare.

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Topics: preventative healthcare, Gene Editing, Personal Healthcare

Do You Follow an Eating Schedule? You Should.

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 1, 2016 9:15:17 AM

Have you ever skipped lunch to work through an important meeting? Missed out on breakfast because you just did not have time? As long as you are consuming nutritious food and not overeating, when you eat does not matter, right? As it turns out, when it comes to eating for your health, timing is everything.

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Topics: Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Wellness