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School Lunch Programs in California Help Reduce Child Obesity

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In today’s entry, Michael Omidi discusses how California school lunch programs help fight child obesity. Competitive food and beverage policies in California have been aiming to help fight child obesity in schools. The lunchroom at schools has always been a place of potential for child obesity. Depending on a child’s social circle, they previously could… Read More

Dangers of Plastic Surgery Tourism

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In today’s blog, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the dangers of plastic surgery tourism. He then advocates getting surgery in the US by board certified plastic surgeons. If you read up on the news, you can see two things. The first, plastic surgery tourism is on the rise. The second, plastic surgery tourism is dangerous. Today… Read More

How to Make Your Refrigerator ‘Poison-free’


  Dr. Michael Omidi is the co-founder of No More Poverty, among other charities dedicated to the welfare and wellbeing of others. Today, he looks at the topic of food safety in the home. It seems we read of a new virus or bacterial epidemic every few months. Even people who live in developed, modern… Read More

Positivity of Plastic Surgery, Stop the Body Shaming

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In today’s blog, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses America’s cultural of criticism caused by body shaming towards patients who have had cosmetic surgery. He then reveals the positive results plastic surgery can have on patient’s outlook on life. The Internet, Media and various social media platforms have created a culture of criticism towards beauty. Many news… Read More

New USC Study: As L.A. air pollution clears, health improves

In today’s blog, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses a new study published by colleagues at the USC Keck School of Medicine.  Researchers from at the University of Southern California say the Los Angeles’ reputation for air pollution might need to be amended. After conducting a 20-year study, which was published yesterday in the New England Journal… Read More

Clinical Depression Linked to Inflammation in the Brain

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In today’s blog, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses a recent study published on inflammation in the brain of those with severe depression. He then gives advice on how we can reduce inflammatory properties in our body. A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry associated severe depression with a 30% increase of inflammation in the brain. Inflammation… Read More

Are You at Risk for Pneumonia?


  In today’s blog post, Dr. Michael Omidi writes about the threat of pneumonia and how to spot the symptoms. For some reason, people seem to focus on all the “new” viruses and diseases that appear in news headlines each season. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget about some very serious maladies that make the rounds… Read More

Doctors’ New Weapon against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria


New Antibiotic In this blog post, Dr. Michael Omidi writes about science’s battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Scientists have recently announced the discovery of a new class of antibiotics that will help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The announcement was good news since bacterial infections have become increasingly difficult to treat due to the widespread overuse of antibiotics… Read More

New Study Shows the Importance of Exercise and Physical Activity


Dr. Michael Omidi writes about the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle. New research shows that a sedentary lifestyle has a higher premature risk of death than obesity. The study by the University of Cambridge, which was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that even a small amount of physical activity is… Read More

The Truth About E-cigarettes

In this post, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the dangers e-cigarettes pose to both adults and children. An electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a largely unregulated product that can affect the health of children and nonsmokers alike. E-cigarettes were introduced to the market in 2007 as harmless water vapor cigarettes to help those who want… Read More