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Mar 8, 2009

Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)

On a recent bus ride to an Eagles game I asked my friend Dr. Gregory Cali, a local pulmonologist, (lung doctor) to help me with an article on exercise-induced asthma. The topic was chosen in response to an email question from a concerned mother of an athlete with asthma.

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Mar 7, 2009

Prevent Colon Cancer Through Exercise

The American Cancer Society has designated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to increase public awareness about the facts about colon cancer. It is preventable, treatable and has a high survival rate.

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Mar 3, 2009

Protect your skin during winter recreation

Many people in Northeast Pennsylvania enjoy outdoor winter activities, but it’s easy to forget that frigid air, wind, snow and sleet can play havoc on your skin.

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Mar 3, 2009

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A question I am frequently asked is, “Do you think I have carpal tunnel syndrome?” Over the past 10-15 years, carpal tunnel syndrome has moved to the forefront in medicine and has become water cooler conversation. So what is carpal tunnel syndrome and how is it treated?

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Mar 3, 2009

PREPARING FOR THE STEAMTOWN MARATHON- Part I of IV: Stress Fractures

Each year at this time, dozens of runners preparing for the Steamtown Marathon come to my office with severe shin pain known as shin splints. Unfortunately, in many of these athletes, this problem can lead to a much more severe and advanced problem with shin splints called a stress fracture. Some very good athletes have been hindered by this problem.

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Mar 3, 2009

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: 1st of 2 columns on MS

Judging by my email inquiries on this topic, it is fairly safe to say that most readers of this column either directly or indirectly know of someone who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS has been a part of my life as a physical therapist, friend, and relative of some very incredible people and their families, […]

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Mar 3, 2009

HEALTH & EXERCISE TIPS FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: 2nd of 2 columns on MS

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease. While it may lay dormant and stable for a period of time, living a healthy lifestyle will make a positive contribution toward how you and your family live with MS. Studies show that a life of family love and support are essential to maintain a positive attitude with a […]

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