Dr. Lombard is the Medical Director of the Women’s Heart Center at the Sobrato Pavilion at El Camino Health. She graduated from Stanford Medical School and had practiced at El Camino Health for over 20 years. She is interested in preventative cardiology especially serving women.
Getting accurate, timely, and relevant information to help you make better decisions about your health has never been more important. And, with easy access to a plethora of information just a click away, it’s never been faster, more convenient, or more overwhelming.
If your beauty and grooming habits have changed over the past 15 months, you're certainly not alone. Since the pandemic, the way we live, work and take care of ourselves has changed — so too has our skincare and cosmetic routines.
Most of us missed our vacations last year but now that places are opening up, some of the things we took for granted (like a summer vacation) are possible! So whether you travel near or far this summer, find ways to completely disconnect from work and rejuvenate.
As back to school season appears on the horizon, parents and children are apprehensive — and perhaps even afraid — of attending in-person school. But how can parents help ensure their children are cautious and safe without instilling fear?
With our screen time on the rise, we're being exposed to more blue light than ever before. But what is blue light — and how can it affect your health? Plus, can blue light filtering glasses really help?
As California takes gradual steps to re-open, many counties are loosening restrictions, allowing for fitness centers and gyms to cautiously open their doors. You may be wondering, is it even safe to re-enter the gym? And if I choose to go, is there anything else I can do to protect myself?
Most of us — especially seniors — have felt isolated at times during the past year. It’s important to not only take care of ourselves physically, but also mentally, as many of us wait to be reunited with friends and loved ones.
It’s natural to turn toward food in times of heightened emotions. Eating can provide a distraction, offer comfort, and even lift your mood. We use food to embrace culture, celebrate occasions, care for ourselves, and connect with others. Eating is inherently emotional and a normal part of the human experience.
If there’s one thing we know in healthcare it’s this: The sooner we can act against illness or injury, the better the outcomes are likely to be. That’s why we vaccinate our children, visit the dentist, and get mammograms, prostate exams, colonoscopies, and flu shots. And that’s why it’s worth understanding what the path to drug or alcohol addiction looks like. Ideally, we want to be able to act on addiction before it causes irrevocable damage.
Whether it’s your favorite dessert, person or place, so many things can make you happy. But have you ever thought about what it is that’s actually bringing you joy? “Feel good” hormones such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins are the players behind why we feel such emotions.
We now have two vaccines. In a remarkable race against time, drug makers Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have both produced a COVID-19 two-dose shot, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).