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What do heart attacks, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma have in common?
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

I had the pleasure of going to the 2019 International Conference of Nutrition in Medicine sponsored by George Washington University and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. This year’s speakers included researchers from Harvard, Yale and Brown, as well as Dr. Ostfeld from my alma mater, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The initial lecture was ...

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Lady Docs Field trip to OASIS
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Saturday, 24th August, 2019

Always up for a day out in nature, Lady Docs gathered at OASIS farm in Gaithersburg, MD this weekend to plant and harvest over 150 pounds of produce. OASIS (Organization for Advancement of Services for Individuals with Special needs) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with special needs. It is an amazing project of Dr. Chitra ...

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DC Central Kitchen -- ''We fight hunger differently''
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Sunday, 21st July, 2019

In the past, Lady Docs has volunteered as a group at DC Central Kitchen. Yesterday, I’m proud to say, we had the most volunteers they remember seeing there. During the week, graduates of their Culinary Job Training Program, who are now paid employees, prepare the food. On the weekends, generous donors, like Dr. Chitra Rajagopal, sponsor the day, and can then bring in 35 volunteers ...

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Herb-Marinated Chicken Breasts
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Monday, 15th July, 2019

Amy Riolo is an award-winning author, lecturer, food historian and cooking instructor. This recipe is adapted from her book, The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, Harness the Power of the World's Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer. Part of her journey revolved around trying to understand why her relatives who continued to live in Italy were so much healthier than the ...

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Measles in 2019, or How Our Success Led to Our Downfall
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

For decades, in the United States, there has been very little talk about measles - for good reason. Thanks to the effectiveness of the measles vaccine that was initially available in 1963, and improved upon in 1968, rates of measles steadily fell until an outbreak in 1989. After that, the recommendation was updated to require two doses of the vaccine instead of one, and rates ...

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Exercises for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Prevention - part 3
written by Jody Miller, M.A., RCEP
on Wednesday, 24th April, 2019

Building (excuse the osteoporosis pun!) on the two previous articles, this next series of four exercises focuses on strengthening your legs and hips by using your own body weight. Photos of the exercises are below and a link to the video demonstration is above this article.  Other lifestyle adaptations that can help prevent osteoporosis were reviewed in [LINK: /article/osteoporosis-a-review-of-bone-loss-and-2/] ...

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Exercises for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis prevention - part 2
written by Jody Miller, M.A., RCEP
on Saturday, 23rd March, 2019

In addtion to building bone, these routines can help improve endurance, strength, posture and balance to help with decreasing the risk of falls and fractures. The [LINK: http://www.ladydocscornercafe.com/article/s-for-better-bones-and-healthier-bodies2/#sthash.pO8z8zpN.dpbs] previous article and video demonstrated a series of body weight bearing exercises including push ...

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Exercises for better bones and healthier bodies
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

Today we’ll be talking about exercises that focus on prevention of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Aside from being beneficial for bones, these routines can help improve endurance, strength, posture and balance and in so doing, decrease the risk of falls and fractures.  Dr. Aruna Nathan’s recent article described lifestyle measures to maintain healthy bones, such as a good ...

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Why Is Weight Loss So Difficult - A Scientific Explanation
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Wednesday, 31st October, 2018

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going to a Smithsonian sponsored talk by Dr. Hall, who is a Senior Investigator at NIH and chief of one of the research programs at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases that reaches across different branches of the institute. It was the first talk in a series called “Pulse on Modern Medicine”. The ...

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Just Keep Truckin'
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018

You may have heard recently that lack of exercise is a greater risk factor for death than high blood pressure, high cholesterol or smoking. I was curious to see whether this was a sensational headline or if there was good data to back up the claim. The article referred to in the popular press was posted on the open network of the Journal of the American Medical Association ...

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