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Don't Let Your Hands Give Away Your Age: Try Tempsure® Skin-Tightening Sep 3rd, 2019

You know the creases around your eyes and across your forehead show your age, but have you ever thought about the effects of aging on your hands? Thin, loose skin that’s wrinkled and crepey reveals your age just as much as those smile lines. But at Joshua Medical Group, we...

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health Aug 1st, 2019

Being aware of your heart health can help you prevent and beat heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, knowledge and action can prevent 80% of cardiac and stroke events. At Joshua Medical Group, we want to help you maintain the healthiest heart possible and can help if you...

Here's How Stress Affects Your Blood Pressure Jul 1st, 2019

High blood pressure is a serious condition that affects as many as 75 million Americans. Genetics, diet, lack of activity, and age all influence your risk of developing hypertension, or high blood pressure. Stress is another contributing factor. Your blood pressure rises temporarily when you’re faced with a stressful event, as...

Feel Confident at the Beach This Summer With Body Contouring Jun 1st, 2019

In winter, you can almost forget about parts of your body that just don’t respond to diet and exercise. The bulge over your waistband or extra bits at your thighs hide well when you’re dressed in sweatshirts and baggy pants. Come summer, though, reality hits. Baring it all at the...

Traveling This Summer? Make Sure Your Kids Are Up-to-Date On Their Immunizations May 1st, 2019

You may not think to track your kids’ vaccinations until school begins. After all, school brings lots of contact with other people — and lots of contact with germs. But summer can pose an equal threat, especially if you’re traveling. Time traveling on planes, on trains, and at tourist locations...

5 Lifestyle Tips for Keeping Your Cholesterol in Check Apr 1st, 2019

If you have high cholesterol, our team at Joshua Medical Group wants to help. You should aim for total cholesterol levels below 200 with LDL (low density lipoprotein) levels less than 130 as a general goal. High levels of HDL (high density lipoprotein) of 45-55 (or greater) are another positive....

What Can I Expect at my Men's Wellness Checkup? Mar 1st, 2019

Women are far more likely to visit the doctor than men are, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you’re among the men who avoid regular checkups, consider that health care that includes screenings, prevention, and diagnosis of health conditions, especially those specific to men, improve the quality...

Getting Rid of Your Stubborn Double Chin with SculpSure Feb 6th, 2019

A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. If your double chin, known as submental fat, makes you self-conscious, causes you to look older or fatter than you are, and negatively affects your profile, we at Joshua Medical Group...

Who Needs to Be Tested for STDs? Jan 4th, 2019

So many different sexually transmitted diseases exist, and many have no symptoms or the symptoms are so mild, you may miss them. STDs are incredibly common, however, and most are very curable. STD tests are not a normal part of your physical exam, so you need to specify your concerns...

Why You Need a New Flu Shot Annually Dec 4th, 2018

Unlike the shot to protect you against chickenpox or the measles, which can be administered in childhood and pretty much forgotten about, you need a flu shot every year to protect yourself against this common virus. This isn’t the fault of the flu vaccine. You need yearly protection because the...

Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally With These Tips Nov 26th, 2018

High blood pressure may have no outward symptoms, but internally, it’s wreaking havoc on your body. When the force of your blood pumping through your veins is elevated, it puts you at a greater risk of heart attack, stroke, memory problems, kidney disease, and metabolic syndrome. When you’re diagnosed with...

Good and Bad Cholesterol: Understand the Difference Oct 31st, 2018

High cholesterol, along with high blood pressure and smoking, is one of the greatest risk factors for developing heart disease. According to the CDC, about one in six adults in the U.S. has high cholesterol. The good news – it’s possible to lower cholesterol with exercise, a healthy diet and...

10 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Healthy This School Year Sep 21st, 2018

It’s that time of year, once again, when school is back in session. Brand new book bags are filled with shiny new supplies. Summer’s been a blast, but your kids are eager to get back to their friends and take on all the excitement a new school year brings; for...

Skinny People Get Double Chins Too. But With SculpSure No one Needs to Keep Theirs Aug 23rd, 2018

You can try to camouflage your extra chin with turtlenecks or nifty scarfs. But that’s not always easy or comfortable, especially in Palmdale where the temperature can climb above 80 in October and hit or exceed 100 degrees in July or August.And if you’re wondering whether all those chin-toning exercises...

SculpSure: Find Out Why Everyone Is Talking About This Surgery-Free Fat Loss Treatment Jul 12th, 2018

SculpSure is increasingly popular — and for good reason. The noninvasive body contouring treatment uses targeted laser energy to heat and destroy fat cells in stubborn areas, all without harming your skin’s surface. After the treatment, your body’s lymphatic system does away with the damaged fat cells, bringing permanent results.SculpSure...