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  • Simulation Suit To Feel the Pain of Osteoarthritis

    A BBC news article reported on a suit that gives wearers a "real life" insight into the pain and impaired quality-of-life associated with osteoarthritis (OA). The suit costs Ā£20,000 and was developed by Loughborough University. They wrote: "The JO...

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  • Fast Fitness - Healthier Holiday Shopping

    Here is Fast "Black Friday" Fitness - In the rush of holiday consumerism and overindulgence in acquisitions, take pause:TOMS is a shoe company who gives away shoes to children who have no shoes.For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give one pair ...

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  • Fixing Fitness Myths

    "The public has an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except which is worth knowing." - Oscar WildApril 1 seems to be a day to notice, more than usual, if things in the news are not facts but April Fool. On other days, urban legends and oth...

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  • Kneecap Tracking - Don't Miss These Reasons It Doesn't Get Better

    Captain Scott, pilot, athlete, all around good reader, asked about knee pain when the kneecap (patella) "slides to the outside due to tightness in the tendons and muscles on the outside of the knee." His physician recommended surgery to cut the ti...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Than Ice Cream, Quick Homemade Healthy Treat

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - one of my own favorites - good for a pre-game meal, exercise recovery food, desert, and quick snack. It tastes like chocolate ice cream, sweet and creamy, but made of healthy food, no sugar or dairy, good amounts of ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.30

    Thank you Grand Rounds 4.30 for including my post Tax Preparation Health among this week's votes for the best medical posts of the week.In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, the weekly Grand Rou...

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  • Fast Fitness - Plyometric Partner Bench Press for Valentine's Week

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Have fun together as you strengthen arms, shoulders, chest, back, wrists, and core, while practicing neutral spine, speed, teamwork, and cooperation in a fun plyometric partner bench press.Lie face up with both arms h...

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  • Down the Stairs

    Readers Carol, Don, Teresa, AJ, and others asked about strength, and knee pain and placement when descending stairs.Physical trainer Teresa wrote:"Hello Dr. Bookspan,"The post on "Better Exercise on the Stairs" from July 2007 contains the followin...

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  • Dr. Bookspan's Ab Revolutionā„¢ Core Retraining Relieves Spondylolisthesis Pain

    When a vertebra in the lower spine slides forward on the one below it, it is called spondylolisthesis. In June, I will be presenting my research at an international medical meeting, on a technique I developed to relieve the lower back pain that re...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.26 Suture for a Living

    Big thanks to the blog Suture for a Living for hosting Grand Rounds Vol 6, No 26 and including two of my articles among the votes for best medical writing of the week. Both Grand Round choices are reader success stories from Peggy Santamaria, who ...

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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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