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Ramesh Kumar
(732) 505-2888
3 Plaza Drive Suite 16
Toms River, NJ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Scott Blumberg
(732) 255-3911
1749 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Sawsan Said Najmey
(732) 431-4335
508 Lakehurst Rd
Toms River, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Qaisar Hasan Usmani, MD
101 Prospect St
Lakewood, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rawalpindi Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1986

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Qaisar Hasan Usmani
(732) 370-7717
101 Prospect Street
Lakewood, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Rajat K Dhar, MD
(732) 505-3510
442D Commons Way
Toms River, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi, Other
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Ocean County, Pt Pleasant, Nj; Comm Med Ctr, Toms River, Nj

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Scott Blumberg, MD
(732) 255-3911
1749 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1976

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Frank Charles Alario, MD
(732) 269-0001
355 Atlantic City Blvd
Bayville, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Jersey Shore Med Ctr, Neptune, Nj; Comm Med Ctr, Toms River, Nj
Group Practice: Bayville Medical

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George E Fett, MD
PO Box 29
Seaside Park, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1988

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Rosemarie DeSantis
(609) 971-8489
731 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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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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