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Strength & Resistance Training

Another article published in 2015 in the journal, Stroke, from Kyoto University in Japan clearing points out the risk of stroke, dementia and Parkinson’s disease was much higher in subjects that could not stand on one leg with eyes open for at least 20 seconds. Finally, if none of the above reasons are enough to … Continued

Alzheimer’s Prevention

Did you know that one-third of Alzheimer’s Disease is preventable with exercise? A number of peer reviewed scientific studies have confirmed that physical exercise is even more important than mental exercises in prevention of dementia and cognitive decline.  

Weight Training

Can you can increase your strength with resistance training at any age, even in your 90’s? A study done by William Evans, PhD pointed out that you can increase your strength by 200% in just 8 weeks using weights twice a week for 30 minutes. Remember after age 30 we will loose about 1% of … Continued

Deciding Between Viscosupplementation or PRP

How do you decide between viscosupplementation or platelet rich plasma? According to authors George Chang-Chien, D.O., Aaron Calodney, M.D. • PRP has been demonstrated to be as good or even superior to viscosupplementation in multiple studies. • Viscosupplementation is FDA approved ONLY for use in the knee, and thus typically not covered by insurance when … Continued

Viscosupplementation or PRP?

In their article entitled: Which injection is right for your joints? Authors George Chang-Chien, D.O., Aaron Calodney, M.D. discuss Platelet Rich Plasma vs.Viscosupplementation. Here is a summary of their findings. Viscosupplementation, is FDA approved for arthritis of the knee. Due to its success, some physicians have been using it “off-label” (not FDA approved) for the treatment … Continued

Medical Expert & Guidelines

In every office appointment, the medical EXPERT is not just looking for the right thing to do; he is looking for the better thing to do. He should be pushing beyond what the guidelines tell you to do. Guidelines should come with an expiration date, because they’re a record of the past. The research that … Continued

Experience vs. Expert in Medicine

A medical expert has extensive knowledge or ability in a given field of medicine based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study. The expert is usually a profound thinker distinguished for wisdom and sound judgment. One of the main differences between a physician who has experience and one that is … Continued

Counteracting Effects of Sitting

So here is what we can do and tell our patients to do to counteract the effects of sitting to much: 1. Get up and move at least every 30 minutes. Make an effort to go get water, tea or coffee so you’re forced to stand. Pace up and down the hall or just stand … Continued

Sitting = Smoking?

Now the answer to a question that most of us don’t want to hear. First the question: If you sit all day but make sure to get to the gym or go for a walk after work, isn’t that enough? Answer: Unfortunately, no. Sitting for five or six hours a day, even if you spend … Continued

Sitting is the New Smoking

Why is sitting the new smoking? One of the major health risks we and our patients do every day is sitting. We sit when we drive, work, eat, use the computer, watch TV and read. So why is sitting the new smoking? Here’s why: Keeping your butt in a chair (or on the couch) for … Continued