This article originally appeared in Psychology Today – A new randomized study shows efficacy for yoga in treating anxiety. My own personal fascination with yoga dates back multiple decades to a daily, individualized routine at the Yogic Health Center in Mumbai during a gap year in my early 20’s. It seems quite fitting that my…

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As defined in our mission statement, LadyDocs is committed to sharing information to help ourselves and others live healthier lives. To that end, we are planning programs for groups, to present in person a complement of exercises that cover four major goals of fitness. Today, Jody Miller (exercise physiologist), Aruna Nathan (lifestyle medicine and internist) and Marsha…

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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…

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You may be tired of hearing that exercise is good for you. And you may wonder if it’s too late to start a routine once you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease. It has been shown many times over that exercise is helpful in both primary prevention (i.e. no known heart disease) and secondary prevention…

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I usually write to you about exercise routines but this article shares my journey and experience with breast cancer. I am ten days out from my breast reconstruction surgery. All went very well, and marks the long and challenging six months since my initial diagnosis with breast cancer. In May, pathology reports confirmed DCIS (Ductal…

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Within 24 hours, the topic of platelet rich plasma came up twice. A friend of mine said that a nurse who he sees at his gym had suggested he might try Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for chronic pain following a torn biceps tendon and he wondered what I (mind you, a retired gastroenterologist) thought. That…

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Paula Wolfson, health reporter for WTOP 103.5, joined Lady Docs at bootcamp on Saturday, September 20th. Troy, Thu and I had the pleasure of chatting with her afterwards as over 20 bootcampers caught up over brunch after being away at various times over the summer. Paula likened our group to a sisterhood, which it certainly…

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