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Sep 22, 2021

WHY DO WE EXERCISE?

82 million adults spend an estimated 28 billion dollars on gym memberships each year! WHY? There are many reasons we exercise. Some people exercise to prevent illness such as cardiovascular disease or osteoporosis. Others exercise for mental health and as a stress release; others do it to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance to prepare for […]

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Sep 13, 2021

Breastfeeding

Innumerable benefits for both mom and baby … Including passing on vaccine-generated antibodies for COVID-19 A patient recently asked me if it is safe to take the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, or J&J COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy? While this is far outside my area of expertise, I took the opportunity to research the matter further and discuss […]

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Sep 8, 2021

Happy Healthy Labor Day!

Tips on Low Back Pain Covid-19 has certainly redefined the workplace as many employees continue to work from home. Prolonged hours sitting at a workstation that may not be optimal has also changed the way we define workplace health and safety. It may be more important than ever to pay close attention to designing an […]

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Sep 2, 2021

HOW TO PREPARE IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR VISIT TO YOUR PHYSICIAN

“I was nervous and forgot to ask my doctor questions about my diagnosis!” “When the nurse asked me, I could not remember my medications!” These are two examples of the many frustrations patients have when visiting their physicians. Research shows, those who prepare in advance for their physician visits, have more satisfaction than those who […]

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Aug 25, 2021

EXERCISE: It’s More Than Just Physical

As the country prepares to return to school and work this fall during a new wave of infections from the Delta variant of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to find healthy ways to control stress and anxiety. While exercise is important to trim our waistline or to speed up our metabolism, there may […]

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Aug 16, 2021

BE COOL WITH SUMMER FUN AND PREVENT HEAT STROKE!

Heat stroke, one of the most serious heat-related illnesses, is the result of long-term exposure to the sun to the point which a person cannot sweat enough to lower the body temperature.

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Aug 11, 2021

Be Cool With Summer Fun, Avoid Heat Stroke

Part I of II It is August and summer is rapidly passing! So, get outdoors and have fun in the sun. However, please be mindful of how your body reacts to high humidity and heat and take appropriate precautions. Athletes are particularly vulnerable this time of year due to daytime practice sessions. (August 9, 2021, […]

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Aug 4, 2021

HYPERTENSION

According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Hypertension (HTN), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), affects one in three adults (67 million people) in the USA. Unfortunately, only one-half of those with high blood pressure control the problem and, as a result, are at great risk for heart disease and stroke. Blood pressure […]

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Jul 26, 2021

LYME DISEASE! OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS BE AWARE!

“Health & Exercise Forum” regularly promotes active lifestyles and outdoor activities. However, being one with nature is not without its risks and attracting ticks which can lead to Lyme disease is one of them. Over the last few years, I have been amazed by how many ticks I find on my clothing and skin after […]

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Jul 19, 2021

DEHYDRATION

Dehydration is the most common fluid and electrolyte disorder of frail elders, both in long term care facilities and in the community! Elders aged 85 to 99 years are six times more likely to be hospitalized for dehydration than those aged 65 to 69 years. More than 18% of those hospitalized for dehydration will die within 30 days

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