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  • Swimming and Pulmonary Edema Part I

    Reader Katharine asked:"I am an Ironman Triathlete and have recently experienced symptoms of swimming induced pulmonary edema on two occasions this year and am trying to find as much information about this condition as possible. I have a backgrou...

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  • After School Trapeze Arts is Good Exercise

    My mother is a Russian circus teacher. We recently went with her to a recital of a neighbor who teaches elementary trapeze arts. The performers, age about 10 to a women in her 50s, were having fun moving and pulling themselves up and down ropes, s...

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  • Sedentary Lifestyle Linked to Teen Emotional and Behavioral Problems

    A study of physical activity in more than 7,000 teenagers found that inactivity is associated with emotional and behavioral problems.Teens with less than one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity a week had more symptoms of anxiety, withd...

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  • Replies to Medical Questions

    Dr. Auerbach of the Wilderness Medicine blog wrote an important post for the many requests we get for personalized medical replies. Internet articles are not intended as a substitute for care from your own providers. We don't diagnose, treat, make...

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  • Thank You Fat Doctor, Grand Rounds 3.30

    Fat Doctor, a clinician who describes herself as a "Famine-resistant family physician" hosted Grand Rounds this week on her blog, which she writes with a light touch.She recommended my postDoes Hyperbaric Oxygen Help Exercise Ability?and alsoTax S...

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  • Upper Body Built in Functional Fitness

    Reader Vietanh asks:"I enjoy the all day exercises using squat and lunge for my daily activities. Thank you for sharing your philosophy."However, those exercises are mainly for lower body. I would like to ask if there are good all day exercises f...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.24

    This week for electronic Grand Rounds, "Grunt Doc" did a smart job of gathering a variety of helpful medical posts to make Grand Rounds 3.24 in the clear organized way of the good former Marine that he is.Thank you Allen, for including my post Why...

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  • Tax Preparation Health

    Taxes are due April 15th. Piles of papers, forms, schedules, receipts. Readers have asked how to be healthier while working at the desk, and how to keep their cool during tax preparation.Several readers asked how to stop neck pain when looking dow...

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  • Fast Fitness - Improving Mental Fitness Through Language Study

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - a fun, quick, free resource to improve your vocabulary in many languages:Click www.travlang.com/wordofday/Listen to native pronunciation of the Word of the Day in a list of languages.The same page has a free registrat...

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  • Beware of Hype in Training Methods

    In fitness, odd and sham training methods are repeated, often whether they are true or not. It's important to remember this. A good example of avoiding this pitfall came from Mark Spitz, who swam at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics. As of this writing i...

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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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