This Simple Food Has All 4 Major Bone-Muscle Building Nutrients

These days, there’s a lot of controversy about including dairy in your diet.  Some popular diets, and health researchers, out there claim that dairy is bad and you should omit it.  As an orthopedic doctor that sees a lot of broken bones and atrophied muscles, particularly in older people, I don’t happen to agree with […]

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Pelvic Floor Exercise Proven to Help Premature Ejaculation

Many of my male patients ask me what they can do about PE – premature ejaculation.  It’s a very common condition yet it isn’t as widely addressed by doctors – or television commercials – as erectile dysfunction (ED).  But, the truth is, PE is the #1 sexual complaint of men. It tends to be more […]

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Viagra Users At High Risk for This Deadly Disease

As a dermatologist, I occasionally see the deadly skin cancer melanoma show up in my patients.  I’ll admit it’s not something I like to deal with because of its poor prognosis.  So, I try to educate my patients about everything they can do to prevent melanoma from occurring.  That’s why I’m passing along information about […]

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The #1 Health Risk of a Career That’s Run Its Course

In today’s economy, I’d usually be the last one to tell any of my patients to leave their job.  That is unless it was a choice between their heart health and staying at a job that made them miserable.  Let me tell you why… Protect Your Heart:  Why It’s Better to Leave A Bad Job […]

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One Thing That May Help You Prevent Dementia Later in Life

A few years back there was a popular book out about blood types.  It revealed how certain blood types may be predisposed to certain diseases.  It also outlined what foods each blood type should eat to stay healthy.  As a cardiologist, I found this information fascinating as I saw it as another tool to help […]

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This Super Nutrient Builds Muscle and Fights Arthritis

Getting older has certain physical challenges to your bones, muscles and joints.  I like to address these issues with my over-50 patients, and readers, to offer them constructive solutions to ensure that they stay strong, healthy, and active.  Most of you know that exercise is a key component to any healthy aging regimen.  But many […]

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Depression: These Surprising Nutrients Boost Mood

At this time of year, I’m reminded to also ask my older patients how their mental health is doing.  I do it for two reasons.  One is because October is Depression Awareness month and the other is that older people can often hide their depression better than younger people.  So, if you’re over 50, I’d […]

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Forget Tanning Booths: Doing This Creates a Healthy Color Naturally

Summer is officially over and so is spending a few hours in the sun each day.  But, many of you still want to keep that healthy, sun-sparked tan of summer. If you’ve been thinking of visiting the nearest tanning booth, or buying an expensive cosmetic “tanner” or “bronzer”, I’d like to tell you a simple, […]

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Cataract Surgery: New ReLACS Technology Does It Better

If you’re age 60 and over, your ophthalmologist may have told you that you have a cataract in one or both eyes. They may also have told you that in the not too distant future you’ll have to think about removing it to improve your vision. Many of my patients have asked me my opinion […]

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Warning: Gut Bacteria Can Cause Dangerous Heart Disease

For a long time, it was believed that too-high cholesterol was the cause of dangerous, artery-narrowing plaques.  So, giving cholesterol-lowering statin-drugs were thought key in reducing these plaques. It was soon realized that people with low cholesterol levels were also having heart attacks.  Clearly, something else was contributing to heart disease besides cholesterol. That’s when […]

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Arthritis Sufferers: Studies, Users Prove It, Marijuana Diminishes Joint Pain

As an orthopedist, I see many patients with the joint pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility of arthritis.  I’ve also seen the depression and frustration of the limitations that arthritis can put on your life.  For this reason, many people have chosen to use marijuana for their symptoms instead of taking prescription arthritis drugs, or pain […]

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Warning: Your Stiff Neck May Up Your Risk for A Stroke

Although I’ve been telling my patients about this potentially serious health threat for many years, I’d also like to warn my readers about it as well. Especially since I came across the warning again the other day while reading research studies in the American Heart Association (AHA)’s journal, Stroke.  The warning is of particular importance […]

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