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Category: Diet and Health

Aug 17, 2009

Health Tips for College Students: Part I of III

To fully appreciate the importance of this topic, one must keep in mind that living in a large community and sharing close quarters is the first ingredient in the development and spread of disease. College life can be very unhealthy for many reasons. Lack of sleep, poor eating habits and stress add spice to the recipe for disease.

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Jun 28, 2009

Osteoporosis and Cola Consumption: Osteoporosis Part II of II

Soft drink consumption has increased rapidly in the general population in recent years. Intake of carbonated beverages was associated with reduced bone mass and increased fracture risk both later in life and in children and adolescents. Colas were more strongly associated than other carbonated beverages.

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Jun 28, 2009

Definition of Osteoporosis: Part I of II

Osteoporosis is a very common problem. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 55% of people over 50 years of age have osteoporosis. It accounts for 1.5 million fractures per year at an annual cost of more than 18 billion dollars.

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Jun 13, 2009

Be Active, Be Well, Live Long!

Is there a secret to a long and healthy life? Do genes control our destiny? How does lifestyle impact our health?

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May 7, 2009

Treating and Preventing Eating Disorders in Athletes: Part 3

Eating disorders among athletes is not uncommon, especially in the female athlete. This is the third of three columns on this topic. Athletes with eating disorders need referral to a health care professional.

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May 7, 2009

Common Eating Disorders In Athletes: Part 2

Eating disorders are becoming epidemic in athletes. This is the second of three columns addressing this topic.

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May 7, 2009

Why Athletes are Susceptible to Eating Disorders: Part 1

Over the past several years I have worked with many young female athletes that have suffered from injuries often associated with low body fat and poor bone density such as repeated stress fractures. In certain sports such as running and gymnastics this can be devastating. One thought that comes to mind is whether or not the young female athlete may also have an eating disorder.

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May 7, 2009

Living With Diabetes: Definition, Causes, Treatment, and Exercise - Part 2

Exercise is a critical component of diabetes management. Studies show that pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics can prevent or reverse their condition through diet and exercise. However, it is important that you do not jump into an extreme diet or exercise program without proper professional medical advice.

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May 7, 2009

Living With Diabetes: Definition, Causes, Treatment, and Exercise

Diabetes is disease in which the hormone insulin is not adequately produced or used by the body. Insulin is needed for cells to take up glucose after it is broken down from sugars, starches and other food that we eat. When working properly, this provides the fuel necessary for activities of daily living. While the exact cause is not completely understood, genetics is known to play a big role. However, environmental factors such as obesity and inactivity have been found to play a big role.

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May 7, 2009

Lung Disease, Exercise, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become the fourth leading cause of death and is one of the only major chronic diseases which has seen an increase in mortality rates. COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma.

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