Successful Weight Loss Depends on These 2 Things

Like many of my patients and readers at the start of this New Year,  you may have made a pledge to lose your extra weight.  Congratulations! And, because I want you to be successful, I’d like to tell you about 2 strategies that can give you the winning edge… Weight Loss Success Strategy #1:   Befriend […]

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Are Your Bones Getting Enough of this Crucial Cell Salt?

Health researchers (as well as your mom) have been telling you for years that you need to eat more fruits and vegetables for good health.  Seems we’re always hearing something new about their many health benefits.  And, now, I’ve got yet another reason for you to eat more fruits and vegetables, especially if you’re over […]

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Do This 4 Times a Day To Beat Melanoma

If you’re like me, you love your coffee.  It gets you going in the morning, picks you up from a late afternoon slump and gives you that all needed early evening boost at the gym later.  But, along with the rejuvenating effect of coffee, as a dermatologist, there’s an even more important reason I love […]

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Boost Brain Power, Mood and Good Health With This One Activity

If you’re over 50, your kids are likely grown and you’ve probably got the house to yourself again, at least part of the time.  Guess what fun thing you can do everyday in your newfound privacy that will make you both happier and healthier?  Read on and let me tell you about it… Dancing:  The […]

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February Heart Health Tip: Don’t Overload This Mineral

February is officially Heart Health Month marked by one of my favorite days, which just passed, Valentine’s Day.  Even better, the Valentine’s chocolate we all have been consuming and love so much is actually good for our heart.  Well, not all the sugar and fat, but its cocoa content.  Cocoa is full of nutrients that […]

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Scientists: Human Bones Are Weakening from Inactivity

When our ancestors invented farming, they didn’t realize that doing so would eventually put future generations of humans at high risk for weakened bones.  Health researchers warn that today’s modern technology is pushing us even faster toward this outcome.  Read on to learn why and what you can do to counter technology’s effect on your […]

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Younger Skin in 2015: The Top 5 Things To Avoid

Whenever a new year starts, it’s always a reminder that time is constantly marching forward.  If you’re like many of my patients, though, you’re looking for a way to turn back the clock on the way your skin looks.  And, happily, you can limit some of the damage of time to your skin just by […]

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This Mediterranean Staple Food Boosts Heart Health

If you’re over 50, you likely grew up eating beef, a staple of most American diets for the last 50 plus years. I know I did.  Steaks on a summer grill and beef hamburgers are as much American tradition as apple pie.  It’s the reason we have so many (beef) burger businesses across the United […]

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Are You Suffering From This “Hidden” Epidemic?

As a doctor, it’s hard for me to believe that in a country of abundant food sources that anyone in the U.S. could suffer from malnutrition.  But, it’s true. In fact, there is an epidemic of “hidden” malnutrition amongst older people in the U.S. today.  Each week, I see at least a handful of them. […]

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What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Your Heart Attack

As a cardiologist, I deal with taking care of the physical heart of my patients all the time.  But, I also want to make sure their emotional heart stays healthy too as it helps the physical heart stay healthy.  That’s why after a patient has had a heart attack, I want to make sure they […]

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Calcium and Collagen: The Dynamic Duo That Prevents Bone Loss

As an orthopedist, I always make sure my older patients are getting enough calcium and Vitamin D to protect against bone loss and osteoporosis.  Post-menopausal women are at highest risk for osteoporosis.  Recently, though, researchers out of Florida State University have added another nutrient which helps prevents bone loss even better.  Let me tell you […]

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This Ancient Spice Now Proven To Boost Memory

Have you noticed some “senior moments” occurring here and there?  You forgot what you came into a room for or you draw blanks on someone’s name.  These are all pretty common memory glitches that don’t mean much.  But, I’d like to tell you about a simple way to boost your “working memory” for at least […]

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