Sometimes called “alligator pears,” avocados are shaped like pears and have tough, green and bumpy skin, which resembles alligator skin. They are fatty fruits, not vegetables, and come from the avocado tree, known as Persea americana, which is native to Mexico and Central America. Easy to incorporate into one’s diet, they are tasty and versatile.…

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This weekend, like most weekends during the past three years, I was busy with activities with different friends in our exercise group.  The once six women bootcamp group four years ago has grown into more than fifty women friends plus some of their spouses now.  We have different exercise and social functions, with the most…

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1.  Daily Aspirin? Maybe Not. A 2012 survey, reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, showed more than half of the adults in the survey used daily aspirin for prevention of various conditions such as stroke, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.  Most of them were taking baby aspirin (81mg) and the majority…

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A few years ago, I read a newspaper article about a 65 year old physician who died climbing Mt. Everest. My first reaction was “how wonderful”, not THAT he died, but HOW he died — doing something he enjoyed and presumably at his physical and mental peak. I would wish that kind of death for…

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Lady Docs had the opportunity to host a lunch where health care professionals could learn more to advise patients on eating a Mediterranean Diet to improve longevity, quality of life and prevention of disease.  We were privileged to host internationally known speaker and author Chef Amy Riolo who lectured on the scientific research done on…

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Last Friday, while you were going to your Easter mass, or having your seder to remember the escape of the Jews from slavery, I was watching on CNN the HBO documentary “Terror at the Mall,” the terrorist attack by the Al-Shabaab group at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya on September 21, 2013.  It probably…

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