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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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Big News From the FDA Today Regarding e-cigarettes
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Wednesday, 12th September, 2018

Well, we’re finally seeing some action on e-cigarette use in youth! It’s a few years too late, but hopefully we can catch up. E-cigarettes are a form of ENDS, or electronic nicotine delivery systems. [LINK: /article/electronic-cigarette-update--more-potential-for-addiction-and-poisonings/#sthash.kGkISvFW.dpbs%20-%20article%20re%20e-cigs] We reviewed some pros and cons of ...

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Have you noticed there are so many numbers on your menus?
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Sunday, 5th August, 2018

Over the past few years, and more commonly in the last few months, you may have noticed calorie counts on menus. Federal requirements for this information have been in the works for years, with some cities and states leading the way. New York City was at the forefront with implementation in 2008. Since these rules mainly affected chains of restaurants, having different requirements ...

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Dr. Rachel Schreiber welcomes spring by talking to Kojo Nnamdi on NPR
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Thursday, 29th March, 2018

Our own Dr. Rachel Schreiber, former President of the Greater Washington Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society, was interviewed at length on the[LINK: https://thekojonnamdishow.org/audio/#/shows/2018-03-29/allergies/111563/@00:00] Kojo Nnamdi show on NPR.  I was so proud of her - so calm, so knowledgeable! She answered Kojo's questions and those from many callers.   They ...

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Secondhand Smoke - The Times They Are a'Changing
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Wednesday, 7th March, 2018

It seems almost comical now, looking back to measures that were taken to reduce SHS exposure - non-smoking sections in airplanes. You can smoke in row 11 when the non-smoking section was rows 1-10. You could smoke on one side of a restaurant without concern for the SHS exposure to your waitstaff and to the diners two tables away from you. When the hospitals went smoke free, ...

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Medical Marijuana - It's Complicated
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

Recent approval of marijuana for medical use has brought up more questions than it has answered. The main conundrum is how this substance can be legal in various states - in 29 for medical use and in 7 for recreational use - but still be illegal in the eyes of the federal government. How does that affect us as physicians who could potentially be asked to ‘prescribe’ marijuana? ...

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