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Dr.Christopher DArcy
(401) 348-2180
70 Kenyon Ave # 326
Wakefield, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Westerly And South County
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Thomas William Jamieson, MD
(401) 845-2123
4 Kay Ter
Newport, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1976

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Laila Akhund, MD
(401) 885-1532
79 Duke St Unit 13
East Greenwich, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Wendy Silversmith
(401) 348-2180
45 Wells St # 203B
Westerly, RI
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Christopher Darcy
(401) 348-2180
45 Wells Street
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Peter B Himmel, MD
(401) 783-6777
321 Main St
Wakefield, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1972

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Therese Marie Suarez, MD
(401) 467-6210
320 Phillips St
North Kingstown, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1987

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Wendy Silversmith
(401) 348-2180
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Christopher A D'Arcy, MD
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1996

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Hope Caldwell Dillon, MD
300 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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