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Anti-Aging Medicine — the Promise of a better tomorrow

Anti-Aging Medicine — the Promise of a better tomorrow

Anti-Aging Age Management Medicine the Future of Health and Wellness Anti-Aging Medicine / Age Management Medicine.  What is it?   Is it real? Are there real controversies here? In a word, yes.   Can it be fulfilled in today’s guideline, task force, economic environment? We are poised at a very important juncture.   Anti-aging medicine offers promise of a goal oriented path to optimal health and well being.  Or we can pursue restrictive policy driven, algorithms of cookbook medicine. What…

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Exercise Health Benefits

Exercise Health Benefits

Exercise – how it benefits your health Exercising.   Is there anything new we can say about the benefits of exercising?   You have seemingly heard it all from the exhortations to buy the latest exercise tape to the knowledge that this is a nation of larger and larger people – fat. There was a tiny note in the news many years ago that the seats at Wimbledon were being increased by 2” – too many “strawberries and cream.” So…

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Menopause-andropause

Menopause-andropause

Menopause and Andropause: The Next Passage Menopause / Andropause is the result of age related waning sex steroid levels. Think steroids.   What’s the first thing that comes to mind?   What’s the first image?   Bulked up Olympic Athletes?  Baseball players testifying before congress?   Or something else? Sex hormones — it’s what keeps us youthful, vital and playful. We live in a world loaded with images and mis-perceived words. Menopause has become so much more”acceptable” to talk about. You…

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Staying Competitive in the Workforce

Staying Competitive in the Workforce

Staying Competitive in the Workforce It is a recurring theme, the baby boomers lead once again. Why? There are 76 million of us turning 50 at the rate of 1 every 18 seconds for the next 20 years. It remains a potent force as it has for the last 5 decades. You can’t ignore us because the population bulge in the modern world continues to favor the baby boom population. We are an aging society. The World Health Organization and…

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Osteoporosis detection and prevention

Osteoporosis detection and prevention

Osteoporosis — the preventable epidemic California Age Management Institute Osteoporosis.  Now you thought this was a problem of 70 and 80 year olds. What was once heard described by a patient quoting her physician, “well, Mabel it seems you have moldy bones.” But some of the largest and well known HMOs won’t even begin testing for this until after 60 — until it may be quite late in the game.  So why be concerned? Osteoporosis by definition is a lack…

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Stress or Distress

Stress or Distress

In Times of Stress “I’m so stressed I can’t even think straight.” Sound familiar? Is stress always bad? Can it even be motivating? Are we suffering too much stress today? What is the link between stress and memory and mood? Strangely there is a link. Stress physiology has come of age. It all started in the late 1950’s with the pioneer work of Hans Selye at McGill University in Canada. He developed the general adaptation theory. The modern leading researcher…

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Memory decline and impairment

Memory decline and impairment

Where Did I leave My Keys? Memory.  How is yours today?  Do you remember? In the whimsical and delightful adaptation of the classic Peter Pan — Hook — Toodles is heard to say, “I’ve lost my marbles.” At the very end there is resolution. Memory until quite recently was thought to be irretrievable. You lose it forever. A senior moment. “Now, why did I come into this room?” “Where are my eyeglasses?” How many times have you tried to recall…

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