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Robert F Spiera, MD
(212) 860-4000
1088 Park Ave
New York, NY
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Richard P Crane MD
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Rheumatology

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Dr.Ciro Carafa
(973) 473-7870
120 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ
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Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Marc Alan Goldberg, MD
(201) 473-2597
200 Gregory Ave
Passaic, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1969

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Bernard John Saccaro
(201) 291-1010
96 Parkway
Rochelle Park, NJ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Louise Albornoz, MD
(973) 478-5766
1011 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979

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Marc A Goldberg
(973) 473-1970
200 Gregory Ave
Passaic, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Bernard J Saccaro, MD
(201) 488-8114
365 Rochelle Ave
Rochelle Park, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1962
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Hospital: Hackensack Med Ctr, Hackensack, Nj
Group Practice: Rochelle Park Medical Center

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Ciro J Carafa
(973) 473-7870
120 S Main St
Lodi, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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James Louis Cappadona, MD
(201) 968-9830
75 Summit Ave
Hackensack, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael L Gross
(201) 796-2255
31-00 Broadway
Fair Lawn, NJ
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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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