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  • Thank You Mustache Grand Rounds 4.48

    Thank You to the blog called SixUntilMe for hosting Grand Rounds 4.48 and including my post Beware of Hype in Training Methods among choices for best medical posts of the week.SixUntilMe writes, "Dr. Jolie Bookspan blogs about the sports miracle ...

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  • Conference on Aging Dec 2, 2006 in Midtown New York

    The Greater New York Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) will hold a conference on aging on Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 at the Flatotel, 135 W. 52nd Street between 6th & 7th Avenue, in New York City.In one fast moving da...

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  • Enjoying the Change to Digital TV Signal

    The target Feb 17th date for changing to digital television signal in the U.S. has moved to June. Numerous informational broadcasts have been made to prepare the public. Would you have been ready?---Have The Fitness Fixer e-mailed to you, free.Cli...

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  • Fast Fitness - Make Your Own Balance, Agility, and Leg and Ankle Retrainer

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - how to make your own device to get a high tech workout that retrains important motor skills, balance, and lower limb proprioception. Proprioception means to know where and how your body is moving.Put a sturdy board o...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds Healthcare Technology News

    Thank you Healthcare Technology News for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my article Forward Air Head Syndrome - Doing Sets and Reps and Missing The Point of the Exercise in the list of best medical writing for the week.Congratulation...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.1

    Thank you Dr. Colin at Residency Notes for hosting Grand Rounds 6.1 this week (what happened to 5.6-5.9?) and including my article Prescription Acid-Reducing Drugs Produce Heartburn and Dependency in his selection of best medical posts of the week...

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  • Leg Exercise That Helps Your Back - Why The Lunge?

    I receive the question often, "What exercises should I do to stop my back pain?" I stress that that the exercises you need to do are to simply change away from all the injurious movements that are causing all the pain in the first place (left draw...

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  • Sunlight Eases Behavioral Problems of Dementia

    Several studies have found that sunlight helped with depression and agitation in elderly people. It is likely that younger people benefit also.Simple adjustments, not only in lighting, but scheduling daily outdoor activity and simple walks, may ea...

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  • Human Growth Hormone

    Actor Sylvester Stallone made news this week for being found with the drug Jintropin. Jintropin is a brand name for the drug growth hormone (GH).Growth hormone is naturally made in the pituitary gland of your brain. It does several things, includi...

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  • Why You Need Toe Stretches

    When you take your shoes off and stand up, do your toes turn upward by themselves, as in the photo at right? That is usually from tightness in the top of the foot. You can often see the tight, string-like tendons on the top of the foot pulling the...

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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