No Increased Arthritis Risk with Running

This week’s Health Section of the New York Times reports on the ongoing debate of running and the potential for developing arthritis in the knees.  The commonly held belief that running increases the risk of developing has been refuted in more recent studies, as the article notes.  A potential reason may be found in a new study…

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Is Your SI Joint Causing Your Back Pain?

SI (sacroiliac) joint pain has been often cited as a source of lower back pain.  In the 19th century, the SI joint was often cited as a cause of patient’s lumbar symptomatology.    Given that a patient’s clinical history, physical exam findings, and imaging studies cannot reliable assess SI joint pain, such a diagnosis has been a…

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Bracing Beneficial for Adolescent Scoliosis

A new study from New England Journal of Medicine shows benefits of spinal bracing in high risk patients in preventing .  The two year study followed 240 adolescents with spinal curves (20-40 degrees) who either underwent rigid spinal bracing for at least 18 hours daily or observation and showed significantly improved outcomes in those who underwent…

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Drs. Lipetz, Beer, and Lee Named Top Doctors

Drs. Jason Lipetz & Jeffry Beer have both been recognized as Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan area by Castle Connolly.   Their selections come from nominations by peer physicians and independent review by Castle Connolly.  Dr. Joseph Lee has also received an award again as one of America’s Top Physicians from the Consumers Research Council of America.  

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Interval Training Exercise Helps to Control Appetite

Interval exercise programs have been shown to have multiple health benefits, including weight loss, increased aerobic capacity, and more efficient fat metabolism.  Spin class, rowing workouts, and Crossfit programs are among the more recent interval training programs that have grown tremendously in popularity.  A recent article in the New York Times discusses recent studies have also found that…

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