Seven Causes that Lead to Obesity & How to Avoid Them

In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a disease. A committee set up to study the matter advised that obesity’s classification should not be changed, but the delegates at the association’s annual meeting overrode their recommendation. It was a controversial decision, to say the least. Dr. Patrice Harris, an AMA board […]


I have just been treated for prostate cancer.  This is my personal story.  My prostate cancer was diagnosed last year.  My internist, as part of my annual check-up, ordered a PSA blood test and I requested that a “free” PSA be added to the total PSA level that is typically done. The next step was […]

Hearing loss does not just affect your ability to understand speech, it affects all aspects of your life

Do you have difficulty understanding conversation especially in the presence of background noise?  Do you complain that your spouse mumbles? You may be suffering from hearing loss. A condition, that if left untreated, results in more than missing conversations that can result in feelings of social isolation, depression and risk of falls. Seniors with untreated […]

Skin Cancer + Cosmetics. Kristy Fleming, MD, FAAD Changing the Face of Dermatology

It takes a trained eye to note the subtle shading needed to contour a surfboard. To taper the rails just so. To send the airbrush lightly over the fin box and trace the shape perfectly, symmetrically, precisely. It takes a trained eye to paint the female form, to counter shadow and shape until a living […]

Australian Swim School Celebrating 40 Years of Swim Safety in Orange County!

I’m going to be honest: It is my dream to see my daughters swim in the Olympics. When running through the list of activities that they would do as children, swimming was at the top of my list – way above dance class, soccer practice and piano lessons. So, when we found Australian Swim School’s […]

Little to Lose & A Lot to Gain: Why Everyone Should Weight Train

Growing older brings about numerous physiological changes including less-flexible muscles, sagging skin, slower metabolic processes and weight gain. Other changes might include bone deterioration and less efficiency of the heart; so finding the motivation to get in shape and stay healthy is crucial to help alleviate or prevent some of these issues. Though we believe […]

Concierge Podiatry for Kids

A simple solution for life-changing results If your child has flat feet, feet that turn in or turn out or complains of foot, knee, leg or back pain, the solution could be as simple as custom orthotics inserted into their shoes. Ivar Roth, DPM of the Beach-based Concierge Podiatry is the only podiatrist in Orange […]

Don’t Wish for It, Work for It

By Paul and Carolyn Fetters Where do you want to be 12 months from now health-wise? God willing that year will come anyway whether you are taking care of yourself or not. Would you like to be 20, 30, even 50 or 100 lbs lighter and 100% stronger? I think that most people who start […]

Concierge’s Podiatry’s new EXCLUSIVE Medical Pedicure

Newport Mesa Magazine reporters recently sat down with Dr. Ivar Roth to discuss Concierge’s Podiatry’s new EXCLUSIVE Medical Pedicure and what it means to have a dedicated professional offering this service. Newport Mesa Magazine: We understand that Concierge Podiatry is offering this new service, how is it different from a standard pedicure? Dr Ivar Roth:  […]

New Year Resolutions : Why We Don’t Keep Them and How Awoken Life Brainwave Optimization Can Help

by Mary McPherson As it happens each January, we all have the best of intentions in keeping our “new” resolutions. Which, for most people, are similar (if not identical) to last year’s goals, and the year before … Every single year, we start with the highest of intentions but along the way we get sidetracked. […]