May 6, 2008 The Realities of Aging

Ilia Itin, MD
Movement Disorders: Parkinson’s Disease and Restless Legs Syndrome
Movement disorders are chronic conditions that cannot be cured; however, they can be effectively managed. Learn about the current therapies for Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome.
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Ann Guzauskas, Au.D, CCC/A
Are You Hearing? Restoring the Sounds of Life
Hearing loss is a common condition affecting older adults, but it can be treated. Begin by understanding your treatment options, because hearing better is worth the effort.
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Daniel Sullivan, MD
What Happens as We Age?
Preserving function and preventing injury can help older adults remain independent, improve their quality of life, and delay the need for costly long-term care.
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May 4, 2008 Neurofibromatosis: A 21st Century Perspective

A. David Rothner, MD
Neurofibromatosis: An Overview
Learn about this disorder of the nervous system and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
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Bruce H. Cohen, MD
Neurofibromatosis: Understanding the Science
Although neurofibromatosis is genetic, nearly half of those affected have no family history of it. Find out more about the relationship between genes and this disorder.
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Francis Papay, MD
NF-1 The Cosmetic Issues
Plastic surgery may be an option to treat some physical abnormalities caused by this disorder. But do the benefits outweigh the risks?
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March 4, 2008 Men: Begin Today to Manage Your Health

Kenneth Goodman, MD
Tune-Up: Health Maintenance for Men
While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Although some risk factors are beyond your control, there are many steps you can take to live a healthier, longer life.
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Khaled Fareed, MD
Common Prostate Problems: Early Detection & Management
All men are at risk for developing prostate cancer – a man has about a 1 in 10 chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. What you know about prostate problems can potentially save your life.
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Ted Raddell, PhD
It’s Time to Recognize Depression & Stress in Men
Life’s pressures can do more than tax your brain. By managing chronic stress and depression, you can improve your mind and your overall health.
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February 5, 2008 Are Winter Blues Making You Sad?

Jessica Strasburg, MD
Diagnosing Mood Disorders: Taking the First Step
What do you do when you just aren’t feeling like yourself? Where do you begin to find help? Determining the appropriate type of doctor for your specific needs is a very important step toward getting the right treatment.
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Ted Raddell, PhD
Recognizing & Addressing the Signs of Depression
Depression can be hazardous to health, but treatment can help.
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D. Andrew Robinson, ATC
Exercising to Improve Mood
Research has shown that exercise is an effective, but often underused, treatment for mild to moderate depression.
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January 8, 2008 Take Control of Diabetes

Janet Buccola, MD
Living Healthy with Diabetes
In order to care for your diabetes, you need to understand how to best care for yourself and what to expect from your diabetes specialist.
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Richard Gans, MD & Shari Martyn, MD
Diabetes: Are Your Eyes at Risk?
People with diabetes are at risk for long-term problems affecting the eyes. The best way to prevent or delay these problems is to control your blood sugar and take good care of yourself.
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Heather Nettle, MA
Improve Blood Sugar Control with Exercise
Physical activity is a tool to help manage your diabetes. It is a very important part of your diabetes treatment plan and can help you feel healthier.
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December 4, 2007 Healthy Aging: Start the New Year with a Plan

Daniel Sullivan, MD
Healthy Living Strategies for Seniors
Learn about healthy living strategies, skills, information, and resources needed to create a lifelong optimal aging plan.
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Kay Niedermeier, MPT
Aging and the Issue of Balance
Falls are common, often dreaded events in the lives of older people. Simple common sense precautions can reduce, if not eliminate, this serious threat to the health and well being of older persons.
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Robert Palmer, MD
Medications and Aging
Taking multiple medications to treat health concerns often is necessary. However, aging can change or diminish the body’s ability to metabolize drugs.
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November 6, 2007 Menopause: Mind over Matter

Tara McElroy, MD
Easing the Symptoms of Menopause
All women will experience varying degrees of menopause symptoms. It is important to understand how the symptoms can be treated.
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Julia Zumpano, RD, LD
Eating for a Healthy Body & Mind
What you eat can influence your body and your mind – especially during menopause.
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Ted Raddell, PhD
Mindfulness: Fostering Inner Resources During Menopause
What is mindfulness and how will it help the emotional roller coaster called menopause?
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October 9, 2007 Your Mind, Body & Spirit: Maintaining a Balance

Laura Shoemaker, DO, MS
The Health Benefits of Balanced Living
Optimal health involves addressing emotional and spiritual needs as well as the physical ones.
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Timothy C. Rhudy, MS, LAc
Centering One’s Self: Back to Zero
There are many different styles and types of acupuncture. See which of these may heal your pain.
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Sheppard B. Kominars, PhD
Healing Body, Mind & Spirit through Journal Writing
Writing as therapy? Studies have shown that journal writing can help in the healing process. Find out how to get started.
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Jeannette Potts, MD
Tango: Lessons for Life
More than just a dance, the tango can offer life lessons for a happier, healthier existence.
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May 17, 2007 Balancing Ways to Lose Weight

Michael A. Rabovsky, MD
Strategies to Weigh Less, Live Longer
Understanding the causes and health risks of obesity can motivate you to lose that extra weight. Learn what you can do to reach your weight loss goals.
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Silvia Rotemberg, MD
Aesthetic Surgery after Weight Loss
After you lose weight, you may have lots of loose, excess skin. Body-contouring plastic surgery can remove that skin. Find out if you are a candidate for this surgery.
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Philip R. Schauer
What You Need To Know About Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery can be an effective way to achieve significant, long-term weight loss. But, as with other treatments for obesity, success depends mainly on motivation and behavior.
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April 21, 2007 Facts and Myths About Women’s Urological Issues

Sawsan Alkass, MD
Urinary Tract Infections in Women
Urinary tract infections are something a great number of women can relate to. Find out what causes them as well as what can treat them.
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Courtenay Moore, MD
The Quest for the Female Viagra
Men have their Viagra—but what’s available for women? This frank discussion will fill you in on the facts.
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Betsy O’Dougherty, PT
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
See how physical therapy can help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and control stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and pelvic pain.
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Raymond Rackley, MD
Maintaining Healthy Pelvic Support
Don’t let embarrassment hold you back from discussing pelvic support issues with your physician. It’s the first step in treating this condition.
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Sandip Vasavada, MD
Bladder Control: Always Treatable
Urinary incontinence can be managed and treated. Learn how to separate the facts from the myths that may be preventing you from seeking treatment.
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April 11, 2007 The Links Are Calling: Preparing For Your Golf Season

Timothy Ertle, MPT
Golf Conditioning: Improving Performance and Decreasing Risk of Injury
Whether they’re pros or amateurs, golfers today keep striving to get that edge—and to avoid injuries. Find out how to keep yourself healthy and, as a result, your golf score low.
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Joseph W. Janesz, PhD, LICDC
Keeping Your Head in the Game
Golf is both a physical and a mental game; your thoughts and feelings can affect your score as much as your swing can. If you want to play at your best, you need to train both your body and your mind.
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William Seitz, MD
Golf: Related Upper Extremity Injuries
When you swing that club, you put your upper limbs, from the fingertips to the shoulder, at risk for injury. Proper conditioning before you hit the links can help you prevent those injuries and keep you playing golf all season.
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March 6, 2007 Get Back Into Life Without Back Pain

Sameh R. Yonan, MD
Managing Your Pain
Chronic pain is a disease and can affect your ability to perform daily activities. Learn to distinguish acute versus chronic pain and how to manage low back pain.
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Timothy C. Rhudy, MS, L.Ac
The Benefits of Acupuncture for Back Pain
What is acupuncture and can it help your pain? Discover the meaning of Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) and the role of acupuncture in the management of back pain.
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Alan Blauch, P.T. and Mark Kalinowski, P.T., O.C.S.
Back to Basics: Caring for Your Back
Physical Therapy can help manage back pain. Goals include pain reduction, increased flexibility & mobility and the prevention of future low back pain. The key is LIFESTYLE CHANGE: posture, body mechanics and exercise.
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February 21, 2007 Osteoporosis and the Mature Spine

Isador Lieberman, MD
Spinal Fractures: Degenerative Discs & Kyphoplasty
Learn about the difference between spinal fractures degenerative disks along with the surgical procedures that can treat these problems.
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Rochelle Rosian, MD
Emerging Treatment Options for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a silent disease. If left untreated, it can lead to bone fractures. Understand the disease process and the treatment options available.
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Barbara Domsic, PT
Body Mechanics and Back Exercises
Proper posture and body mechanics are the foundation of a healthy back. Find out how strengthening your body core can protect your back from strain or injury.
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