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Don’t Forget Women’s Stroke Risk

By Dr. Afshine Emrani

May 19, 2014 | 6:50 pm

Ask your doctor about your risk of heart disease and stroke. Then, ask what you can do to avoid them.

Cardiovascular disease still remains the number one cause of death in women.  Heart attacks account for 24% and strokes 7% of all deaths.  Among minority women, these numbers are even... read on

  • Is Your School Too Persian?  Is Beverly Hills Too Jewish?

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 14, 2014 | 7:09 am

    There is an open wound that is infecting all Jews in Los Angeles.  While across the street UCLA students are battling rampant anti-Semitism, at many of our temples and schools, we are facing anti-Persian bigotry.  "This school is way too Persian. I wouldn't send my kids there." ... read on

  • Twenty-One Topics Your Doctor Doesn’t Want to Discuss with You!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 12, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    1. I just signed up for Obamacare. Can you write off the $2000 deductible? Can you accept insurance only?

    2. I did a Google search and I strongly disagree with your treatment.

    3. I subscribe to a letter that comes from Harvard which says Statins are poison. Can you read it and... read on

  • Mom, It’s Not My Fault!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 11, 2014 | 7:16 am

    When I was a child, my mother would invite over some thirty people and cook for fifty.  Five minutes before the guests' arrival, panic would set in, and she would instruct me not to eat any food until they left, lest the feast come short.  After the grand departure, she would over... read on

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  • Don’t think outside the box!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 7, 2014 | 5:11 pm

    “Think outside the box” we hear repeatedly. Often the wit of a sharp phrase destroys years of conventional wisdom.  Recently, my brother popped the question.  Looking over the glorious proposal album, I noticed the all important ring inside the box.  All things vital are guarded... read on

  • Magbit Foundation Awards Rabbi David Wolpe with Humanitarian Award

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 2, 2014 | 6:06 pm

    Out of a dark and narrow place, I reached out to Rabbi Wolpe.  It was the Passover day he delivered his famous sermon questioning the historical accuracy of The Exodus.  I sent him a long email, fully expecting to be ignored.  Instead, I received a thoughtful and kind response from... read on

  • The Taboo of Mental Illness.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 30, 2014 | 5:20 pm

    I received a panic call from Jim, who had been a patient for over ten years.  His five year old daughter had passed out.  Amanda was rushed to the ICU for new onset diabetes.  After stabilization, she was transferred by helicopter to a university hospital for an insulin pump... read on

  • Spiritual But Not Religious- A Sexless Marriage!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 24, 2014 | 6:15 pm

    Organized religion often impedes the path to spirituality.  For many, religion blocks faith. 

    I often hear “I am spiritual but not religious!”  Spirituality without good religion is a sexless marriage.

    The SBNR wants to experience the mystical while protesting three imposing... read on

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