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Eileen Lynn Winston
(508) 879-7734
61 Lincoln St
Framingham, MA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Alan Ira Brenner
(508) 460-3192
24 Newton St
Southborough, MA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Susan Kim, MD
(508) 545-2505
34 Pickwick Way
Wayland, MA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1999

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Anupam Mathur
(978) 562-0564
101 Coolidge St
Hudson, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Sandra V Kristiansen, MD
(401) 333-9308
176 E Main St
Westborough, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Immunology
Gender
Female
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Landmark Med Ctr -Woonsocket, Woonsocket, Ri
Group Practice: Vein & Arthritis Clinic

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Eileen Winston, MD
(508) 879-7734
61 Lincoln St
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1978

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Cindi Arost Slater, MD
(617) 667-4700
36 Oxbow Rd
Wayland, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1991

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Richard I Sperling, MD
(617) 432-1657
263 Washington St
Sherborn, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1981

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Linda C Robb Nicholson, MD
(800) 711-4644
62 Vista Ave
Auburndale, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1978

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Nathalie Boileau
(617) 243-5440
2000 Washington St Ste 304
Newton, MA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Preventing Osteoporosis


by Kim Beardsmore

Last month my 74-year-old mother while walking, tripped on a small tuft of grass, fell - and broke her rib! Her recovery has been painful, debilitating and at times depressing. It also affected my elderly father who relies heavily on her day to day.

Surprisingly, this instance of fracture was not due to osteoporosis. However my mom's experience caused me stop and think deeply. As a 40-something woman, am I doing everything possible to keep my skeletal system in tip-top condition?

Once we get past the inevitable scrapes of childhood, during our middle years we don't give too much thought to our bones. We understand that bones make up our structural frame, but we tend to think of our bones like the frame of a house. Supporting and rigid, and that's it.

The truth of it is that bone is an active, living tissue. Bone is constantly changing, undergoing synthesis and remodeling itself. Like all other bodily tissue, bone is totally dependent on many different micronutrients and enzymes for optimum bone function and health.

A typical western diet is heavily weighted with white flours, refined sugars and fats and is deplete of many of the micronutrients required for healthy bones.

Do you regularly drink carbonated beverages? Did you know that carbonated drinks increase the body's intake of phosphorus - which, in turn, decreases our absorption of calcium. Decreased absorption of calcium can lead to an unhealthy, nutrient-starved skeletal system. And in time lead to osteoporosis.

Whilst calcium is necessary, it is not the only critical micronutrient for healthy bones. Make sure your diet has an adequate supply of magnesium, zinc, silicon, boron, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, Manganese, vitamin K, vitamin D and magnesium. These trace elements are important and we are not getting them from our regular food consumption patterns. The Journal of Nutritional Medicine reports between 80 to 85 per cent of Americans consume a magnesium-deficient diet.

Your bone density may also be improved by a gentle regime of weight bearing exercise which stimulates the body to make bone tissue.

Medical evidence supports an improvement in bone density where people make lifestyle changes to incorporate weight bearing exercise, a diet more rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, complemented with high quality nutritional supplements.

Why wait until you bones start breaking before you think about ensuring a healthy skeletal system.

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