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Expert Commentary: Thomas Murray, Jr., M.D. 3/25/2010

Expert Commentary: Thomas Murray, Jr., M.D. 3/25/2010

A tear of a cartilage cushion or meniscus is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, and removal of the torn fragments, or menisectomy, is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures done in the United States every day. The two menisci (plural) are semi-circular structures in the k... Read More


Expert Commentary: Thomas Hyland Robertson, DC 3/25/2009

Expert Commentary: Thomas Hyland Robertson, DC 3/25/2009

Imagine a complicated pulley setup with rubber shock-absorbers between the parts and ropes moving through the system. What if you left this pulley out in the weather for 30 years, with minimal maintenance or lubrication? Rust and grit would probably start to restrict the movement of the parts,... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Louis R. Kaufman - 03/23/2010

Expert Commentary: Dr. Louis R. Kaufman - 03/23/2010

Coffee lovers need to keep smiling. Though there are many health benefits to drinking coffee, our smile is suffering. The enamel that comprises the exterior of are teeth is suffering. Typically we have a glass of orange juice. What does this have to do with coffee you ask? Orange juice is aci... Read More


Expert Commentary: David L. Zumerchik, M.D. - 03/22/2010

Expert Commentary: David L. Zumerchik, M.D. - 03/22/2010

I have been using the DaVinci robotic system for the last 5 years. The use of robotic systems in surgery has greatly improved our patient's recovery, both in speed to recovery and reduction of pain. Previously, most abdominal surgeries required open incisions in the abdominal wall. Such sur... Read More


Expert Commentary: Carolyn Jacob M.D. - March 19, 2010

Expert Commentary: Carolyn Jacob M.D. - March 19, 2010

The recent study at the Hallym University in the Republic of Korea describes how ellagic acid, which is found in many common fruits (raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate), may one day help prevent wrinkles. These and other potentially helpful compounds are produced and accumulated in plant... Read More


Expert Commentator: Dr. Carlos F. Smith - 03/07/2010

Expert Commentator: Dr. Carlos F. Smith - 03/07/2010

Fungal Nail also medically known as Oynchomycosis or Tinea Unguium is perhaps the most common disorder of the toenail. It is estimated that 22% of the United States population may have fungal nail. It is a very common disorder that is routinely seen by podiatric physician. Once patients seek t... Read More


Expert Commentary: Steven Park, M.D. 3/9/2010

Expert Commentary: Steven Park, M.D. 3/9/2010

We know a lot about the molecular and biochemical processes that occur with Alzheimer's Disease. Autopsy studies show amyloid plaque deposition and neurofibrilary tangles. About 5% are hereditary, and the rest are spontaneous. There are different types of dementia, of which vascular dementia i... Read More


Expert Commentary: Paul Meli MD, FACS 2/1/2010

Expert Commentary: Paul Meli MD, FACS 2/1/2010

Injuries to the cartilage of the knee; the meniscus, are one of the most common injuries seen in the knee. A wide variety of activities can cause damage to the knee ranging from professional sporting activities such as football, soccer, or tennis to routine activities of daily living such as ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Michelle May, M.D. 1/29/2010

Expert Commentary: Michelle May, M.D. 1/29/2010

We live in an abundant food environment. There are far more calories available for each person than are needed for our typical day-to-day activities - or even a moderately active lifestyle. Advertising encourages us to consume those excess calories - and it works, as these studies show. Read More


Expert Commentary: Delia Chiaramonte, M.D. 01/27/2010

Expert Commentary: Delia Chiaramonte, M.D. 01/27/2010

Once a doctor says "you have cancer", your whole world turns upside down. Most people feel confused, afraid and out of control. Here are the 5 most important things to do after your diagnosis. Read More


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