April 2010

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What Your Urine Color Means!

Every now and then a patient will tell me that their urine looks “funny” sometimes. When I ask them what they mean by that, they invariably tell me that it seems to change colors. They’re concerned if these color changes are anything to worry about. Here’s what I tell them: What Color Is Your Urine? […]

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Why You Have Persistent Dandruff…And How To Make It Go Away!

Let’s talk about dandruff, a subject most of my patients are embarrassed to bring up. No one likes to mention it but dandruff happens to lots of people at sometime in their lives. You know what I mean, an itchy, flaky scalp that sheds constantly, causing white flakes in your hair and on your shoulders. […]

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Foods We Should Cook With

Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to slow down the aging process.  This includes eating whole foods, exercising daily, not smoking, and keeping alcohol consumption to a minimum.  Maintaining a healthy weight is right up there too for protecting your body against the threat of type 2 […]

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The Pros And Cons Of Nutrition Bars

My patients frequently ask me if using nutrition bars would be of any benefit to their overall health or weight loss plan. I admit, even I grab one of these bars every now and then for a quick snack, or even lunch on a really busy day sometimes. In fact, I would much rather have […]

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Health Advantages Of SuperGreens: Part II

When it comes to staying healthy, I advise my patients to shop in the produce section of their local supermarket. There they will find all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals. It is believed that veggies hold the key to keeping your immune system […]

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Health Advantages Of SuperGreens: Part I

Did you eat your veggies today? For some people the answer to this question is a resounding yes! While others find it hard to force down two veggies a day never mind the 5-9 servings recommended by leading health experts. Vegetables are vital to your good health, especially the dark green, leafy ones. They provide […]

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Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

One of the hardest things I have to do as an orthopedic doctor is tell a patient that he or she has rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  When people see me for pain, it is sometimes difficult for them to explain exactly what is happening to them.  Some describe their symptoms as “mystery” pain because it’s hard […]

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Your Diet Can Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer

Several decades ago, many doctors were fairly in the dark about the role that diet played in human health. In fact, most doctors received little education in nutrition and the role that vitamins and minerals play in staving off disease. Doctors were taught to focus on treating the symptoms of disease rather than preventing the […]

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How To Prevent Age-Related Eye Disease

Once we pass the age of 40, we become prone to developing certain vision related conditions like cataracts and possibly macular degeneration. However, as I tell my patients, become proactive now to protect your vision! First, let me explain a little about both of these conditions. Cataracts are an outgrowth on the lens that distorts […]

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Heart Health And Clean Arteries: Part II

Clogged arteries are responsible for a number of ailments including heart pain, high blood pressure, and peripheral arterial disease.  Many of my male patients are shocked when I tell them that plaque build-up may even be causing their erectile dysfunction.  How can that be?  All of these conditions stem from the same cause, insufficient blood […]

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From Chickenpox To Shingles…Are You At Risk?

Many of my patients are over the age of 50 and as a result may have more skin related conditions than people who are younger. One such condition that seems to be more common in older people is Shingles, a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It is estimated that half the population who […]

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