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  • Better Hip Stretch - Check Your Ankles

    We are on the long trip south to Malaysia. The next posts will tell the interesting story of why. The previous post Unhealthy Yoga Ankles showed how you can reduce the good stretch on the hip and increase a bad stretch on the ankles by letting you...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.8

    Thank you Dr. Anonymous for hosting Grand Rounds 4.8 this week. In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, the weekly Grand Rounds is an electronic post that lists its vote for the best medical posts...

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  • Labor Day Recharge

    Today is Labor Day in North America.Labor Day is an annual national holiday developed over 100 years ago as a tribute to the worker. It is generally less political than May Day, and more a day to renew yourself away from work.Go away from the comp...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.22

    Thank You MDWhistleblower for hosting Grand Rounds Volume 6, Number 22 and including my article Hospitalization Increases Fractures In Elders.On the web, Grand Rounds is the weekly collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week.A ...

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  • Exercise in the Heat

    In the hot days of summer, common warnings involve avoiding the heat. What about the advantages of heat? Hot environments can improve your health in several ways.Done right:Exercising in the heat improves your fitness level and ability to exercise...

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  • Lunges and Beans

    To get a better lunge stretch and stop pressure on the medial knee (the side facing the other leg), don't turn your back leg outward (left photo). Turn your back foot parallel, and face forward (right photo)The previous post Hip Stretch While You ...

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  • Making Thai Massage Healthier Part II - Avoid Snapping Elbows or Knees Backward

    The previous two posts told a little about Thai massage, and some of the benefits and pitfalls.Some massage practioners say that Thai massage is an "energy-based" system, not a physical one. However, there are direct physical moves that bring dire...

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  • Feeling Better Than She Ever Has Part I - Fixing Herniated Disk and Reclaiming Active Life

    Barbara's story came in over several weeks. Barbara thought she was healthy and active, and had done years of yoga. She had years of lower back pain, then a sudden onset of severe pain, leg weakness, and numbness. She couldn't push off effectively...

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  • Thank You to Grand Rounds at Emergiblog

    "When someone does something good, applaud. You will make two people happy."- Samuel GoldwynThank you to Emergiblog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post Breasts Causing Upper Back Pain is a Myth. On the web, Grand Rounds is a...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds ACP Internist

    Thank you to the blog ACP Internist for including my post Knee Surgery - Arthroscopy Results No Better than Pretend Surgery in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a list of the best on-line medical posts from the p...

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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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