Beating Burnout: What You Need to Know

Burnout: we’ve all felt it at one point or another, and it can leave a serious impact on your mood and your health. But if you think burnout is just an inevitable part of life, think again. By taking the right steps, you can make sure you’re happy and healthy enough to ward off the burnout blues. I recently spoke … Read More

6 Ways You Can Help Protect Your Infant from SIDS

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued new recommendations for the prevention of SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. As an ER doctor and a father of a 6-year-old girl, here’s what I think you should know about these new guidelines. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or crib death, is when an infant dies suddenly for an unknown reason. That … Read More

Dr. Larry’s Guide to Eating Healthy on Vacation

For many of us, it’s a challenge to live a healthy lifestyle, eat well and stay active on vacation. Think about it. You’ve got a lot going on: you’re in the airport, traveling, staying in hotels, and you’ve got kids that are crazy and hungry. It’s easy just to feed them whatever you can find to keep them full. I … Read More

5 Things I Want You to Know About the Flu

In July, there is virtually no flu. But by the end of January on a bad year, it can seem like every other person coming into the emergency room is saying the same thing: “I feel like I’m going to die.” No — you just have the flu. Yes, it is horrible. I got the swine flu years ago, and … Read More

What is a Dexa Scan and How Do You Read Its Results?

Dr. Larry Burchett has two goals: to lose fat and put on muscle. In this video, he takes his first step — measuring his current percentage of body fat and lean body mass with a Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan.   Dr. Larry Burchett: I’m here at Body Spec With Leann, who’s going to give me my results of my … Read More

Can You Really Put on 5 Pounds in One Day During the Holidays?

The holidays are right around the corner — and so are the extra calories, fats, sugars and carbs that come with them. In this video, Dr. Larry Burchett sits down with registered dietician and personal trainer Diana Urcuyo to talk about how people gain weight over the holidays, whether you can really gain five pounds at Thanksgiving dinner, and what … Read More

Dr. Larry Evaluates Hillary Clinton’s Health Scare

There are two pieces of facts from former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s doctor, Dr. Lisa Bardack, that you should know exist before we dive in: “Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies.  On Friday, during follow-up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia.  She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her … Read More

Nasal Flu Vaccination Not Recommended – Here’s Why

The American Assocation of Pedatrics today released a statement recommending against the intranasal flu shot (FluMist) because it has been less effective that the traditional flu shot.  I commented on this for KTVU San Francisco’s Fox station (9/6) and want to write about what I found. First, the CDC had an advisory committe investigate the efficacy of the intranasal flu … Read More

What is the Best Diet for Weight Loss?

Paleo. Gluten-free. Atkins. South Beach. There are so many experts out there recommending so many different diets as “the best” way to lose weight. So how do you know which one will really help you reach your weight loss goals? Here, learn about the three main categories of diets, and discover the secret for choosing the one that is right … Read More