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Some pearls for 6/29/2013Exercise Training Frequency, Omega 3s and Breast Cancer, and Fast Food Exercise frequency in previously sedentary women aged 60-74Hunter, et al, MedSciSportsExerc, 2013Jul 45:1386 We know that aerobic exercise (in this study, treadmill and bike) and resistance training (circuit of 10 exercises done twice) can maintain physical performance as the years go by.…

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The Emperor of All Maladies by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee The year was 1994. The scene was the Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology ward. I was on call for the 2nd week as an intern accepting admissions to the Solid Tumor Service. The fellow in Oncology asked me to journey to the dark basement where the Emergency Department was located to evaluate…

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It seems we’re always being told not to eat sugar, but actually, sugar is essential for us — it is the primary fuel source for our cells.  However, there is certainly a point when too much sugar can overwhelm the body.  What if we could determine the perfect amount we need to help us perform…

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I’ve always found it intriguing that the ellipticals and treadmills at the gym give options for working out in the ‘fat burn zone’. Isn’t all exercise meant to burn fat? And why would you try to stay at a lower intensity of exercise, where the ‘fat burn zone’ is, if you were trying to burn…

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Hi all, Happy Father’s Day to all of you who might be celebrating.  We started our celebration last night with an impromptu dinner.  We had a great but overly filling dinner at a great Latin restaurant in Annapolis – Palandar.  Then we took a delightful siesta, and a long walk along the bay.  My daughter…

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I know I am getting old when many of my bootcamp friends are having children graduating from high school or college. Dr Bawa’s son Simran just graduated from dental school. Josh, Dr Sheri Hamersley’s son, and Liam, Dr Mary Marovich’s son, graduated from high schools. My Linh, Dr Mimi Nguyen’s daughter, graduated from college and…

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According to a report published in February, 2012, Americans spend more than $25 billion a year on dietary supplements. However, as Linda pointed out in her previous blog, what to take and how much to take is unclear, and the evidence often contradictory. Millions of Americans take dietary supplements for eye health, weight loss, joint…

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