Brian Evans, MD

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Brian Evans, MD

Full Name: Brian Evans, MD
Age: 47
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Specialty: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Place of Practice: Sherman Oaks, CA

Why did you want to become a doctor?

My passion has always been to work with children. My specialty allows me to work with children with burn injuries and deformities that are often overlooked.

What sets you apart from other doctors in your field?

Combined specialty that focus on reconstructive burn surgery and aesthetic plastic surgery

What are your 5 tips for living longer? 

  1. Eat pomegranate daily. It's a superfood, a super antioxidant and lessens hunger cravings.
  2. Avoid direct sunlight during the peak hours (10-2). Sun damage is the number-one cause of premature aging of the skin.
  3. Continue to exercise your mind to maintain your mental acuity. Involve yourself with crosswords, chess, Scrabble, etc.
  4. Eat with friends at least once a week for socializing and intimacy.
  5. Treat yourself to a few minutes of meditation daily to lessen stress.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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