Dr. Kimberly Brown ND, LAc
(408) 357-3422
3535 Ross Avenue, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95124
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Screening Mammograms

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“Do I need a mammogram? Is a mammogram really necessary?” This is a common question I get working with women over 40. I don’t have a simple answer for that. Since 1980, it was recommended to start mammograms yearly at age 40. When The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Mammogram Guidelines changed in 2016, it caused great controversy and confusion.  It recommended that women begin screening at age 50 and to only screen every 2 years. Gynecologists opposed the new guidelines but some primary medical doctors and internists agreed with them. Who to believe? Officially, The American Academy of Family […]

STROKE: FEMALE, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH SUGAR, & OVER 45

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If that’s you, it’s important to make changes now. Don’t wait because a stroke is not going to wait. Too commonly, I see middle aged women who ignore their rising blood sugar and blood pressure. Stroke is the third leading cause of death among women, more than breast cancer. It’s important to take prevention seriously. In my first year of practice, two of my patients experienced strokes. One was only 48 years old. She was starting to get hot flashes so had come to see me and wanted to naturally treat her high cholesterol (over 300) and very high blood […]