July 2008

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Nutrition Shakes: Weighing The Pros And Cons

Whenever a product promises an easy solution with no drawbacks, I apply a healthy degree of skepticism to my research. As a physician, I am especially aware of all the health-related products marketed to consumers each year. Some are legitimately helpful, but many others have little or no effect on your health. Some products may […]

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Using The Air Quality Index For Better Health

Have you ever gazed out the window on a particularly smoggy day and wondered if it’s safe enough to breathe? You may not realize it, but there is any easy way to determine the safety of the air outside on a daily basis—it’s called the Air Quality Index, or AQI. Perhaps you’ve seen this color-coded […]

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Better Bone Health With Diabetes

Together with the wisdom and experience you gain with age, comes certain physical changes you could probably do without. One of those changes that nearly all of us face is the increased risk of bone loss and fractures as we age. However, if you are one of the 23.6 million Americans, or 7.8% of the […]

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Air Purifiers: Health Helper Or Hype?

We’ve all done it. Wandering through the mall, something in your favorite gadget store catches your eye. Before you know it, you’ve spent a good amount of cash on a product that looks really cool, but will probably end up in the back of a closet. In conversations with patients and friends, it seems that […]

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5 Ways To Fight Fatigue

How are you feeling right now? If you answered, “tired,” then you may be one of the 2.2 million Americans who have experienced prolonged fatigue, according to the Centers for Disease Control. We all lose sleep now and then, whether it’s due to a hectic schedule or trouble sleeping at night, but chronic fatigue is […]

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The Secret Health Danger For Cyclists

Recently, a patient shared a very private and personal health concern. I believe it’s an important issue for many active men. A few weeks ago a young man came into my office and was complaining about getting an erection. I found it extremely odd since he was young and in the best shape of his […]

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The New Top Ten Superfoods

When patients ask me what they should eat, I remind them that there is no single food or food group that works like a magic bullet for health. Rather, eating a wide variety of foods, including ample fruits and vegetables, is the savvy way to practice smart nutrition. That being said, new research shows us […]

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What Diets Work For Men?

Losing weight is a challenge. Although equal numbers of my male and female patients come to me to discuss diets, I find there is less information available that is geared specifically toward men. Nearly every magazine aimed at women covers dieting, even if fitness and weight loss is not the main focus. Men, on the […]

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The Good And Bad Of The Hip And Knee Replacement!

When I speak with other orthopedic doctors, one thing is clear—hip and knee replacement surgeries are on the rise. As the Boomer generation grows older, demand is growing for these increasingly common surgeries, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ annual meeting. It’s obvious that there are many of us […]

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