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Vernon Ford Garwood, MD
(402) 489-8821
120 Wedgewood Dr
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.Amy Garwood
(402) 464-9000
1520 S 70th St # 200
Lincoln, NE
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Amy Susan Garwood
(402) 464-9000
630 N Cotner Blvd
Lincoln, NE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Alan Jay Jacobs, MD
(402) 420-1212
3901 Pine Lake Rd Ste 120
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1976

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Melvin Albert Churchill
(402) 420-1212
3901 Pine Lake Rd
Lincoln, NE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Robert Michael Valente, MD
(402) 420-1212
PO Box 6309
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1981

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Vernon Ford Garwood
(402) 464-9000
630 N Cotner Blvd
Lincoln, NE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Robert Michael Valente
(402) 420-1212
3901 Pine Lake Rd
Lincoln, NE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Rick Charles Chatwell, MD
(402) 420-1212
3901 Pine Lake Rd Ste 120
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1985

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Melvin A Churchill, MD
(402) 420-1212
3901 Pine Lake Rd Ste 120
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Bryan Mem Hosp, Lincoln, Ne
Group Practice: Arthritis Center Of Nebraska

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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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