Donna Hill Howes, RN

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  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
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    Should I wait until my children are older to vaccinate them?

    Because their immune systems have not fully developed, children under the age of five are especially susceptible to disease. Although approximately 80 percent of all children in the United States receive the appropriate vaccinations on schedule, delays in vaccination have been linked to infectious...Read More
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    The Sound of Music Therapy

    If you ever wondered whether the sound of music could help protect your health, consider the life of Maria von Trappe—“Louisa” in The Sound of Music. The last of the singing von Trapp children, she passed away this year at 99—more than three-quarters of a century after fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria. 

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    3 Clothing Items That Can Hurt Your Health

    “Kill me, but make me beautiful,” I remember my great-aunt telling me, as she recalled her days of wearing a corset. I laughed at these stories, as I sat in my Umbros and t-shirt; how crazy were women to deal with such discomfort for fashion?! Fast-forward a [cough] few years we’re all wearing the modern

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  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
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    6 Ways to Burn Fat Faster (No Running Needed!)

    1. Go up (and down).

    Do 15 minutes of a 35-minute walk on hills, not flat ground, and you'll burn close to 100 extra calories, according to walking guru Mark Fenton, author of The Complete Guide to Walking: For Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness. Not only will walking up and down hills burn more calories,

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  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
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    Why is fitness more important than weight loss?

    Fitness is more important than weight loss simply because optimal weight does not always mean optimal health. Often, these weight loss and fitness move in unison; as you become fitter,  you lose weight, as you gain weight you are likely less fit. However, you can be fit and be classified as overweight.

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    Why is fitness more important than weight loss?

    Do you get discouraged when you start a new fitness program because you seem to be working hard and not losing the weight you’d like? Don’t despair -- a study in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that cardiorespiratory fitness but not weight alone was linked to long-term risk of death....Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
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    Water can help keep you slim—here's 6 ways to drink more every day. 

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    How can I modify my child's behavior?

    Almost any behavior can be modified within 1 week as long as all caregivers are consistent and provide encouragement and praise. Whether you’re trying to stop your toddler from biting or getting him to sleep all night in a
    big-boy bed, 1 week is usually all you need--as long as you stick with it....Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
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    Is dark chocolate good for the heart?

    Dark chocolate is good for the heart whether it’s packed with antioxidants or not. Watch Robin Miller, MD, explain how it benefits the heart and what else chocolate can do for you. Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
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    Tell Me Why... My Hair Changes

    If you’re a salon regular who gets their locks dyed, blown out or treated every few weeks, you’ve probably already noticed texture changes in your hair. But styling isn’t the only thing that can change your hair. Hormonal changes and even underlying health conditions like hypothyroidism can alter

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  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine

    How does menopause affect my risk of heart disease?

    The risk of heart disease increases for women after they experience menopause. Generally after the age of 50, women need to be aware of the added risks of heart disease and work toward reducing those risks. Other factors that increase the risk of heart disease in women are smoking, diabetes, and...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine

    Can yoga help with osteoarthritis (OA)?

    Only a few scientific studies have been performed on the effect of yoga on arthritis, but the results are promising. Yoga has been shown to decrease body aches and can make mild improvements to physical functioning, joint health, and quality of life. Read More