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May 10, 2009

Hip and knee replacements becoming more common in younger patients

The focus of this column is to present the “current wisdom” on joint replacement longevity. How long will it last? How active should I be? This is a hot topic for discussion in light of the fact that significantly more young people (under 65) are getting joint replacements in order to continue an active lifestyle.

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May 10, 2009

How to Start a Running Program

Runners are addicted to running for good reason. There is nothing like it!

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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

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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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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May 7, 2009

Safely Return to Play after a Concussion

Concussions occur when a person’s brain is violently rocked back and forth inside of the skull because of a blow to the head or neck. Severe concussion, although rare, can lead to brain swelling, blood vessel damage, and even death. There are serious repercussions of early return following even a mild concussion due to the long term effects of multiple mild concussions.

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