Flu & Cold Medicine San Mateo CA

Everyone knows echinacea is what you take when you have a cold, right? Well, maybe, maybe not. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that at least one species of echinacea didn’t help prevent colds or reduce the severity of cold symptoms.

Foot Care Specialists Inc. - Dr. David Kaplan
(650) 227-0536
39 San Mateo Dr Suite # 4
San Mateo, CA

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Dr. Rommel Hindocha
(650) 347-2225
101 S. San Mateo Drive.
San Mateo, CA
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Peninsula Spine & Sports Rehabilitation
Specialties
Chiropractic
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Insurance Plans Accepted: Major Medical Insurance: Aetna, ASHP, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Great-West, Health-Net, Kaiser Permanente.

Auto Insurance: We accept most insurance plans.

Workers Compensation: We are In-Network with mos
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
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Medical School: Life Chiropractic College West, 2001
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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Belinda Chua L.Ac.
(650) 571-6418
2011 Potomac Way
San Mateo, CA
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Acupuncture

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Cherok Chiropractic
(650) 561-8549
328 N San Mateo Dr # C
San Mateo, CA

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Hamady Chiropractic Ctr
(650) 348-4118
654 N El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA

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Michael Mainardi, MD
(650) 340-9981
50 S San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, CA
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San Mateo Medical Group
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Internal Medicine

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Kenneth Passeri, DPM
(650) 342-5733
101 S. San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, CA

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Peninsula Spine and Health Center
(650) 232-0526
32 W 25th Ave
San Mateo, CA
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Dr. David J. Kaplan
(650) 343-7775
39 N. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
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FootCare Specialists, Inc., A Podiatry Group
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Podiatry, PinPoint Foot Laser for fungal nail infection.
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurances accepted. Cigna, United, Healthnet PPO, Great West, BC, BS, Aetna, UHIC, Medicare, Care Advantage, Humana.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Primary Hospital: Sequoia Hospital
Residency Training: Memorial Hosptial of Warren, Beaumont General Hospital.
Medical School: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, 1975
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Member Organizations: APMA, CPMA, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Awards: Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Chairman, Department of Podiatry, Sequoia Hospital.
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Werner Ju MD
(650) 344-7546
50 S San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, CA
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Dermatology

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Echinacea's Rocky Road

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Everyone knows echinacea is what you take when you have a cold, right? Well, maybe, maybe not. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that at least one species of echinacea didn’t help prevent colds or reduce the severity of cold symptoms.

Although the study was notable in its research methods, it doesn’t mark the definitive death knell for echinacea as a cold fighter. Mark Blumenthal, founder and director of the nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC), says that the cold/flu viruses, injected into participants noses were highly infectious, while the echinacea dosages were lower than what people would normally take—they received an equivalent of 900 mg a day of dried Echinacea angustifolia root, compared to the 3,000 mg that the World Health Organization and ABC recommend. “It would have been optimal if this trial had tested the echinacea preparation at either more frequent or higher doses,” he states.

The amount of biologically active ingredients found in the herb vary widely depending on a multitude of factors, leading the researchers to admit other “chemical constituents that were not tested [could] have important biological effects.” In fact, another study this year found that a standardized root extract from Echinacea angustifolia did, in fact, strengthen the immune systems of mice infected with Candida albicans (yeast overgrowth), as well as stimulate the production of T-cells that are vital for immunity. But don’t throw out that tincture just yet. Most doctors do still recommend echinacea for colds and flus.

—Nancy Alfaro

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