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KEEPING THAT KNEE FIT

Knee pain is a common complaint that is heard from people of all ages and affects both sexes.  Knee pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions such as an injury, arthritis, infection, a torn meniscus or ligament or gout.  Certain sports, excess weight, and previous injury are risk factors which can increase Read More…


Benefits of Jumping Rope

We are almost at the end of February and although National Heart Health Month is almost over, we should be caring for our hearts and continue being fit all year round.  Last weekend, I participated in a great fundraiser sponsored by Sweat For Smiles honoring Kaboom, an organization that raises funds to go towards building Read More…


AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE HITS THE TENNIS WORLD

In addition to celebrating Heart Awareness, February is also Black history month. I can remember growing up and being inspired watching the Williams sisters rise to the top of their tennis games. I loved being able to watch these girls/women who I could identify with display such amazing athletic ability.  I still watch them both Read More…


LOVE AND THE FAIRYTALE

I vividly remember being a little girl sitting on my canopy bed in my pink room dreaming about the person I was going to marry. And the life I was going to have with that person. Initially I thought it would be Joe McIntyre from New Kids On the Block. I recall being mesmerized by Read More…



Heart Health

During my medical internship, I’ll never forget taking care of a young female with lupus who was admitted to the hospital.  She had vague symptoms of fatigue, body aches, mild chest pressure and generally not feeling well. During her hospital stay, she was admitted to the coronary care unit and eventually passed away.  She suffered Read More…