Dr Brad Jacobs of BlueWave Medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area provides recommendations to avoid getting infected by the Coronavirus.... Read more
Preparing for Flu Season 2014-2015
As winter approaches, it’s time to begin thinking about getting your flu vaccine. As you know, I am not a big fan of medical interventions but the flu vaccine is one of those interventions that provide great benefit with little risk. I recommend that all my patients get a flu... Read more
Back Pain & Antibiotics: Who Would Have Thought?
80% of Americans will suffer back pain during their lifetime, resulting in over $50 billion dollars in healthcare costs and loss of productivity. New research has found that antibiotics can cure back pain 80% of the time for a subgroup of back pain sufferers. Specifically, if you have back pain... Read more
Asparagus: Feeding You and Your Friendly Bacteria
If you’ve been observant in the produce aisle or farmer’s market lately, you may have been shocked by asparagus prices (99 cents a pound in many grocery stores!) This dramatic drop is due to the unseasonably warm weather in California and promotions are everywhere. While the season starts in February,... Read more
Saturated Fats and Heart Disease… What Gives?
Saturated Fats are BAD FOR YOU… or are they? We have been admonished repeatedly for decades by doctors, the American Heart Association, the press, your family and friends for eating saturated fats. But a recent study by Rajiv Chowdhury that reviewed 80 previous studies suggests that saturated fat may not change... Read more