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Audrey Uknis
(215) 707-4010
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Timothy R Howard, DO
2028 Green St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 2000

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Audrey Blythe Uknis, MD
(215) 707-3635
1316 W Ontario St # F
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1987

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Primal P Kaur
(215) 707-1758
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Alan L Epstein, MD
(215) 829-5358
822 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1979

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Steven Berney
(215) 707-3635
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Allen Myers
(215) 707-5127
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Steven Nathan Berney, MD
(215) 707-3606
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1962

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John Jeffrey Nicholas, MD
(215) 707-7021
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1959

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John Louis Abruzzo, MD
(215) 955-6942
Curtis Bldg/Room 613 1015 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1957

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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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