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From Ava DuVernay to Nicole Kidman, this year's virulent strain is taking contenders off the campaign trail and, says one doctor, "the vaccine isn't adequate."

Ava DuVernay was set to jet to the Sundance Film Festival for a Jan. 19 panel when the director had to cancel because "the flu got me," she tweeted. After asking her 1.6 million Twitter followers for quick-fix remedies, DuVernay managed to make it to the PGA Awards the following night. "There were more than 500 replies," she says. "There was ginger and lemon and people were also saying a little bourbon. I propped myself up with that and some DayQuil." She adds that her friends at the show didn't "want to go near me, but that's OK."

As always, flu season descends on Hollywood just as

Did you know that 40 million people in the U.S. have a chronic sleep disorder? Sleep disorders includes complications with sleeping, snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, sleep deprivation and restless leg syndrome. When you do not get good sleep, it can cause serious health effects including fatigue, weight gain, headaches, daytime sleepiness and more.

One critical sleep disorder is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be associated with snoring at night, interruptions in breathing and frequent awakenings. Snoring and pauses in breathing can be signs of sleep apnea. But one does not need to have those symptoms to have sleep apnea.

Anyone can be at risk for sleep apnea, including children. Chances of having sleep apnea or being at risk of sleep apnea is higher if you are overweight, over the age of 40,

Vitamin D deficiency Did you know that over 50% of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, and deficiency is associated with depression, fatigue, weight gain and more? Medical evidence has shown that Vitamin D plays a crucial role in energy, strengthening bones, fighting depression, weight loss and boosting immunity. Vitamin D is mostly obtained from the sun and most of us are not exposed to enough sunlight daily. Once levels decrease you need high dose vitamin dosage prescribed by a physician to replace levels. Our medical office offers testing for vitamins and important nutrients as well as IV Vitamin D Replacement, Vitamin D Injections and daily supplements! Please call us to schedule your appointment today (310) 299 8959.

It's a topic that takes center stage on the hit show "Royal Pains" -- concierge medicine. When you get sick, the doctors that practice this kind of medicine will make your home their office.

It's a topic that takes center stage on the hit show "Royal Pains" -- concierge medicine. When you get sick, the doctors that practice this kind of medicine will make your home their office

"Extra" recently sat down with Dr. David Nazarian, Beverly Hills concierge doctor, whose patients range from A-list celebs to business tycoons, and everybody in between.

Even though Dr

Watch us on Extra tonight 6/25/2014 on channel 4 at 7pm

Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor featured on Extra TV

Dr. Nazarian was featured on KTLA 5 for his specialty in IV Vitamin Therapy.

Myer’s Cocktail, containing Magnesium, Calcium, multiple B vitamins including vitamin B-12, Vitamin B-6, Pantheronal, (B5) and vitamin C, was developed by Dr. John Myers in the 70’s and is widely used as a supporting treatment of an extensive continuum of health conditions.

A wide range of conditions that IV Vitamin Therapy is used in and can be beneficial include:

  • Cold/Flu
  • Run Down
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory problems 

A pulmonary function test is a non-invasive diagnostic test that measures how well the lungs are taking in and releasing air, including how well the lungs are moving oxygen throughout the body.




A pulmonary function test is essential if you wish to:

  • Diagnose various type of lung disorders including emphysema and asthma
  • Identify causes behind shortness of breath
  • Measure lung function
  • Determine effects of exposure to chemicals on lung function
  • Assess medication effects
  • Measure and monitor treatments

In addition, the test can be performed on healthy individuals as part of their routine physical. The pulmonary function test is performed using a spirometer, advanced equipment that measures the

Nearly 30 percent of the adult population in the United States is a host for the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), which is found in the inner lining of the small intestine. These bacteria cause chronic inflammation and peptic ulcers, as well as increase your risk for some types of stomach cancer.
Common symptoms or signs of H. pylori include:

  • Esophageal reflux
  • Nausea
  • Burning pain or ache in your abdomen
  • Vomiting
  • Frequent burping
  • Bloating
  • Weight loss
  • Indigestion
  • Fullness after eating a small portion of food

Although these symptoms are common in infected individuals, there is no single symptom that is directly related to H. pylori. The only way to know for certain if you have H. pylori is to