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Gary J Silverman DO
(480) 941-3991
3337 N Miller Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Carolyn Beth Pace
(480) 456-6561
2600 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Jeanne Frances Attrep, MD
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mark Saml Schubert, MD
(480) 834-1352
941 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; John C Lincoln Hosp -Deer Val, Phoenix, Az; Banner Desert Med Ctr, Mesa, Az; Thunderbird Samaritan Med Ctr, Glendale, Az
Group Practice: Allergy Asthma Clinic Lt

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James Edward McComb
(480) 839-3900
2058 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Paul F Howard, MD
(480) 609-4200
9097 E Desert Cove Ave
Scottsdale, AZ
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Arthritis Health
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Carolyn Beth Pace, MD
(480) 456-6561
2600 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1987

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James Edward Mc Comb, MD
(480) 839-3900
2058 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Paul Caldron
(480) 834-5200
1500 S Dobson Rd # 202
Mesa, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: Banner Desert
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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Kelly Marie Sems, MD
(602) 344-5867
2525 E Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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