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Bessie Sullivan, MD
(908) 753-1133
35-37 Progress
Edison, NJ
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The Arthritis Allergy & Immunology Ctr
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Ned Stephen Braunstein, MD
(212) 305-5675
PO Box 2000
Rahway, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1980

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Maryann R Curiba
(732) 382-8000
1053 Westfield Ave
Rahway, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Girolamo Giovanni Cuppari
(908) 272-5750
530 Washington Ave
Kenilworth, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Helen Bateman
(908) 233-9111
577 Westfield Ave
Westfield, NJ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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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
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Iain Lachlan McLean, MD
(732) 594-2205
PO Box 2000
Rahway, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Otago, Med Sch, Dunedin, New Zealand
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mary Ann Rivera Curiba, MD
(908) 574-2194
305 Madison Hill Rd
Clark, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1983

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Malcolm H Hermele
(908) 687-7250
2333 Morris Ave
Union, NJ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Helen Elizabeth Bateman, MD
(908) 233-9111
577 Westfield Ave
Westfield, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of London, Royal Free Hosp Sch Med (See 917-34)
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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