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CBD, a product of the Marijuana plant, is often mischaracterized as a hallucinogenic agent. CBD is not the same as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the agent in marijuana that gives people that “high” sensation. Holistic health advocates suggest that CBD oil can act as a complementary therapy, helping patients stimulate apatite, relieve pain, and reduce nausea. The foundations on which these claims are built can be characterized as shaky at best.
CBD Oil: Unsubstantiated none-sense or lifesaving miracle?

Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, is gaining a considerable amount of popularity among the holistic health world as a natural alternative to many medicines and treatments. There is a growing number of holistic health professionals who believe that CBD could have a dramatic and beneficial effect on patients being treated for cancer. 

CBD, a product of the Marijuana plant, is often mischaracterized as a hallucinogenic agent. CBD…

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When it comes to your diet be sensible and ignore trends

There’s a movement  out there to sway people to adopt a meatless lifestyle.  Meatles Mondays is pretty much a thing right now.  The World Health Organization, the U.K. NHS (National Health Service), even freshman Congresswoman are all beating the drums against meat consumption.  According to the newest research, people who consume 76 grams of red and processed meat per day — that’s in line with current guidelines and roughly the same as a…

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Exciting Findings about Patients with Stage IV Breast Cancer

A recent study, presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, in Atlanta, brought about another round in the controversy surrounding surgery for stage 4 breast cancer patients.

The study reveals that patients with stage 4 HER2-positive breast cancer that have been treated with systemic therapy (which could include chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or endocrine therapy), had a 44% increased chance…

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Is celery juice the new miracle drink?

Have you heard about the benefits of drinking celery juice? If you haven’t, you’ve been living under a rock.  You can’t get away from the hype of this latest craze.  In this blog, Dr. Ellenhorn will weigh in about this latest trend every blogger has been hyping.

Anthony Williams aka The Medical Medium, who has no nutrition or medical training, claims that he is able to converse with the Spirit of Compassion, who “provides him with…

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Alex Trebek Announces Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Earlier today cultural icon and host of Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, announced that he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Joshua Ellenhorn, a pancreatic surgeon at the Surgery Group of Los Angeles, says that Trebek’s prognosis is not good, and likely fatal.

“Pancreatic cancer is an incredibly aggressive disease”, said Dr. Ellenhorn, “Over the past four decades, there have been numerous advances in the treatment of…

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Dr. Jason Cohen Removes Large Thyroid Mass

SGLA’s Dr. Jason Cohen successfully removed one of the largest thyroid masses in the practice’s history. The mass, a parathyroid adenoma, was significantly larger than average, measuring almost one inch in length. 

Parathyroid adenomas form on the parathyroid glands in the neck, causing these glands to grow in size. These benign tumors can cause markedly elevated calcium levels in a person which can lead to a host of medical…

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Dr. Yosef Nasseri Develops New Surgical Technique for the Treatment of Pilonidal Cysts

SGLA’s Dr. Yosef Nasseri has developed a new minimally invasive surgical technique to treat patients suffering from Pilonidal Cysts.

Pilonidal Cysts, more commonly referred to as Tailbone Cysts, are debris filled sacs which can form under the tailbone. This sac can become infected, causing an incredible amount of pain.

Conventional surgical procedures for the removal of Tailbone Cysts have often left patients with less than desired…

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Diverticulitis: The search for its cause continues

Diverticulitis, a painful disease of the colon, is caused when small pockets of the colon become infected and enflamed. The symptoms of the disease are harsh and can include constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.

The small pockets, referred to as diverticula, occur when the muscle of the colon becomes weak. This weakness causes affected areas to push outward, resulting in the formation of the…

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SGLA Removes One of the Largest Tumors in Cedars Sinai History

Dr. Joshua Ellenhorn, the co-founder of the Surgery Group of Los Angeles, removed one of the largest tumors from a patient’s abdomen in Cedars Sinai history last week.  Dr. Moshe Barnajian, a colorectal surgeon for the Surgery Group of Los Angeles, assisted in removing the tumor that measured almost 2 feet in size.

The patient, a 61 year old Spanish speaking maintenance worker, had previously been told the mass was inoperable. The…

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In 2019, Sustainability is Key

New Years is a time of renewal. Not only does this day mark the start of a new year, 2019, it also marks the start of many diets and lifestyle changes. So many of us focus on making drastic changes to our health during this time of year. What many fail to consider is wether these drastic changes are sustainable and what effects they can have on our health. 

Like with any diet, sustainability is key. Beginning a crash di

et that…

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