BENEFITS OF SKATING

Winter is here and all the ice rinks are filled with seasoned and beginning skaters. Movies such as “The Cutting Edge”, “Ice Castles” and “Blades of Glory” have always held a special place in my heart. I get to enjoy NYC’s beauty by going to the rinks at Bryant Park, Brookfield Place, Chelsea Piers, The Read More…


MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH FIGURE SKATING

.I never knew that when I first stepped onto the ice at eight years old, that ice skating would forever play an important role in my life. Until I was in third grade, I had grown up in Queens. I had always been involved in ballet, tap and jazz. I loved the way I could Read More…


OSTEOPOROSIS BLOG

MY ACHING BONES! I can still remember the day I experienced my first real injury; I was about twelve years old.  It was another ordinary early morning at the ice rink.  I was running late for practice for an upcoming show and quickly got on the ice and started gliding.  It usually took me twenty Read More…


SYSTEMIC LUPUS EYTHEMATOSUS

SYSTEMIC LUPUS EYTHEMATOSUS Now that you have read my personal story on lupus. let’s talk about LUPUS symptoms, complications and possible treatments. Did you know that certain ethnic groups are affected more than other groups? African Americans, Afro-Caribbean, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Asian females are more likely to develop this disease Read More…


MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH LUPUS

I can remember the first time I heard the word “systemic lupus erythematosus” (SLE or lupus). In one of my first blogs, I briefly shared the story about meeting a girl during my time at medical school. She had complained of several months of joint pain and swelling, extreme fatigue, and mild hair loss.  She Read More…


WHAT TO DO ABOUT THAT KNEE?

We spoke about the different causes for knee pain and when to seek medical attention. Now, let’s talk about some of the things we can do for knee pain.  Remember to always have a dialogue with your physician first.  Listen to your body before deciding on the next steps. SIMPLE MEASURES FOR KNEE PAIN Avoid Read More…