The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Code Blog Grand Rounds

    Thank you Code Blog for including my post Fixed Injuries, Got Strong, With Functional Exercise - Real Life in this week's edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week.Congrat...

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  • Fixing Leg Numbness, Back Pain, Flank Pain, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Three Unhealthy Surgeries, Part I

    In this post, Bernie, an 80 year old retired photographer tells how he was signed up to take my "fix your back pain" workshop in 2005, but was convinced by his doctors that nothing but surgery would help. After "completely successful" surgery, his...

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  • Hyperbarics for Diabetic Foot Injury

    It is estimated that every 30 seconds someone in the world has their foot amputated because of a diabetic foot ulcer. Reduced blood supply to the feet and lower legs in people with diabetes delays wound healing and increases infection and chance o...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.2 - Medicine and War

    Thank You Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 2, guest hosted this week by Monash Medical Student.The theme was posts concerning "Medicine and War."In a hospital Grand Rounds is a lecture to instruct physicians. On the web, it is a post with a collection of t...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.1

    Thank You Grand Rounds 5.1, guest hosted this week by Dr. Val Jones at KevinMD and Emergiblog. This Grand Rounds was "The historic, 5th year anniversary of Grand Rounds."Grand Rounds is a web collection of notable medical posts from the previous w...

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  • FDA Orders Suicide Risk Warning for Common Back Pain and Migraine Drugs, and Others

    The FDA issued a public health alert today based on their review of 199 clinical trials. Specific drugs for epilepsy and psychiatric disorders are often prescribed to patients with migraine, back and body pain. The FDA review was released last Jan...

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  • Kid Fitness Reading Maps

    The solstice is here. The word solstice means "sun (sol) standing still."Since the September equinox, the earth and sun have moved so that the sun now appears at the southernmost point it will reach. The northern hemisphere has the chilly shortest...

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  • Fast Fitness - Aloe Inside and Out

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - aloe vera fresher and cheaper, and probably more effective than bottled, to help cell repair.Cut a one or two inch chunk from a whole aloe leaf. Ethnic markets may be more likely to have some.Remove the side spinesPee...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...

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  • Better Balance by Christmas

    I heard a radio program about yoga for senior citizens. The yoga program directors made the usual statements about yoga helping strength and balance. Then they said something that seemed at odds with their goal. They said, "If your balance is poor...

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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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