healthy living

You exercise, eat right, yet you still feel exhausted in the morning. The missing spring in one’s step after multiple restless nights may feel like the norm for most of us.  Unfortunately, feeling your best at times usually depends on a good night’s re... read more

Patients complaining of headaches dates before 7,000 BC, and the earliest documented treatment was a medical procedure called Trepanation. The oldest trepanned skull was found at a Neolithic burial site in France, and is more than 7,000 years old. The procedure tod... read more

Question- Dr. Kiskila, what is ear wax? Answer- Ear wax (cerumen) is a natural lubricant that the ear produces which helps aid hearing conduction. Question- How does ear wax occur? Answer- As the body produces ear wax, it moves in the ear canal and eventually falls... read more

The Importance of Sleep Sleep is very important for the functioning of our bodies as it helps restore the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscle systems. Without restful sleep, these bodily functions will not work optimally. Sleep deprivation can cause a multitude of... read more

The real secret to keeping your skin youthful and healthy is sunscreen!  Although this is something so common that we can buy at almost any convenience store, often people do not use it as frequently as they should.  Living in Southern California has its perks, e... read more

  Here we are, at the start of a new chapter. Maybe you’ve tried to make changes for a healthier life before. Maybe it’s worked, maybe it hasn’t. Thankfully, everyday is a fresh start for everyone. Becoming healthier is a difficult change to make. It... read more

  Is back pain causing you trouble and you just can’t figure out why? There’s nothing worse than having pain you can’t explain, especially in your back. Back pain often affects everything in your life, from casual physical activities to sleeping well at ... read more

Did you know that what you take into your body can affect your skin just as much as what you put on your body? Skin creams are marketed and sold heavily to help you get rid of acne and pimples that you don’t want. But you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars... read more

  Exercise is an important thing to do right? That’s what all of our doctors say anyway. It’s fair to say that most of us would probably agree that we want to exercise, but the problem we run into is finding the free time in our hectic lives. Yes, it can b... read more

Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it could negatively impact their health. According to the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), they estimate that three-fourths of the American population will likely be overweight or obe... read more

In 2016, the Nobel Prize winner in Medicine/Physiology was Japanese Cell Biologist, Yoshinori Ohsumi, PhD. He discovered and explained the mechanism of autophagy as it relates to disease and aging. Autophagy is a process by which your body ‘cleans out’ various ... read more