April 2014

Overweight, Older Women At Greater Risk for Falls

In my practice as an orthopedist, I see many over-50 women who’ve fallen and broken a wrist, ankle, or, more importantly a hip.  A high percentage of these women are overweight.  Recent research shows that being an older, overweight woman can put you at greater risk for falls, fractures, disability and the dreaded loss of […]

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Decrease Risks of Falls – Build Leg Strength with Plyometrics

If you’re age 50 or over, one of the best things you can do for your health, today and tomorrow, is to do more muscle and bone strengthening exercise.  It not only helps you keep a normal weight but it decreases your risk of falls, fractures and disability.  While there are many forms of exercise […]

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Got ED? Forget Viagra, Do This Instead

As a cardiologist, I typically wouldn’t be the doctor you’d consult for erectile dysfunction.   Yet, the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction can be related to your heart health.  In fact, it may be the first red flag warning symptom that you may have heart disease.   That’s why I’d like to talk to you about how […]

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Your Priceless Hearing: Simple Ways To Protect and Regain It

Hearing loss can occur at any time in life, but may be especially true as you get older. Over 28 million Americans have some form of hearing loss, according to American Family Physician magazine.  Hearing loss can affect your relationships, activities you enjoy, and even the future health of your brain.  It can also be […]

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A Cardio Move A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Many of my patients are surprised when they’re told they have some element of heart disease.  They feel they’ve tried to eat healthy, which is good, but often they’ve neglected to put much effort into cardio or muscle strengthening exercise – which is not good.  Let me tell you why this combo of exercise is […]

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Blood Sugar, Hypertension and Your Brain – High Risk for Cell Loss

Achieving and maintaining a normal weight is always beneficial to your health, no matter what age you are.  It decreases your risk for other obesity-related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease to name just a few.  But, if you’re middle-aged, ages 40 to 64, there’s one more reason for keeping your weight, and your […]

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5 Exercises That Can Help You Look Younger

You know how much exercise can benefit the strength, power, health and youthful look of your body.  But, do you know that exercise specifically designed for your face can help keep your skin healthier as well as keep you looking younger? It’s true and I’d like to show you 5 simple exercises that will help […]

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How An Active, Relaxed Lifestyle Could Save Your Eyesight

As a cardiologist, I’ve often mentioned to you that what’s good for your heart is good for your brain and your eyes.  This may be true because all 3 organs are made of similar tissues and depend on a strong flow of blood and oxygen to stay healthy. Recent statistics, though, show that Americans – […]

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