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Is it safe to run when you’re sick?

Taking time off when you're sick doesn't mean missing your fitness goals Many people can find it tough to take a sick day when they're in the middle of training. Dr. Schechter was recently interviewed by MapMyRun Blog about when it is safe to run during and after an...

Brisk Walk

Exercise Benefits-- Brisk Walking "The Brisk Walk" A lot of my patients have  a hard time integrating exercise into busy lifestyles with long hours working and often childcare responsibilities. One of my proposed solutions for this is the brisk walk. The ideal time...

Kidney Stones

    Ouch! These hurt. They are one condition that's far more common in men than women. In fact, some compare the pain of a kidney stone to childbirth; it can be that intense. There are genetic factors and dietary factors for kidney stones. The process of developing a...

Is my ankle broken?

  Patients come in to the office (and sometimes call or email) about their ankle injuries.  Often it's basketball, but it can be running at night, stepping off a curb, or "horsing around".  In any event, the ankle has suffered a twisting or tilting motion that pushes...

Should I take a statin?

A statin medication is a treatment for high cholesterol, a treatment for heart disease, for stroke, or to prevent these by a combination of lowering cholesterol, especially LDL and reducing inflammation and stabilizing plaque in the arteries. Statins include...