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Cathy M Chapman
(901) 757-9730
5210 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Howard W Marker
(901) 761-2100
6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dr.Cathy Chapman
(901) 757-9730
5210 Poplar Ave # 150
Memphis, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.8, out of 5 based on 16, reviews.

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Cathy Marie Chapman, MD
(901) 683-9926
5210 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Rheumatology & Dermatology

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Andrew James Head, MD
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: Christ Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh

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Ramesh Chandra Gupta
(901) 681-9670
6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Howard William Marker, MD
(901) 761-2100
6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn; Baptist Mem Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Memphis Medical Specialists

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Harry B Blumenfeld
(901) 761-2100
6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Harry Bernard Blumenfeld, MD
(901) 761-2100
5580 Hackberry Cv
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1958

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Michael Alan Cremer, MD
(901) 347-8100
7945 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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