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Sexual Behaviors During COVID

By: Dr. Anne Truong
September 9, 2020

Are there changes in sexual behavior during pandemics? It is possible a person is likely to engage in more or less sexual relationships during times of stress like these? A study called “Changes in Solo and Partnered Sexual Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from a U.S. Probability Survey” provides for interesting data. The author, Devon J. Hensel of the Indiana University School of Medicine, provides for key insight into the impact of COVID-19 on sexual relationships based on data reported by individuals directly.
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The Health Advantages of Sex

By: Dr. Anne Truong
August 31, 2020

Sex is a natural, healthy part of life. It helps to bind people intimately, emotionally, and physically, creating unique bonds. Yet, research also indicates a healthy sex life can improve health and quality of life. Early studies from the 1960s have provided some insight into the benefits of sex, but consider these more modern examples.
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Treating Vaginal Dryness with the O-Shot

By: Dr. Anne Truong
August 21, 2020

Vaginal dryness is a sexual dysfunction that may negatively affect your sex life. Potentially caused by factors like childbirth or medications, a lack of vaginal lubrication might make sex uncomfortable.

The Truong Rehabilitation Center offers the Orgasm Shot (O-Shot)—injected into the vaginal tissues—to address vaginal dryness. Your own blood,  Platelet-Rich Plasma is injected into the labia to help make blood vessels and tissues like collagen for better lubrication.
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Steroids Do More Bad Than Good

By: Dr. Anne Truong
July 21, 2020

Have you been told a steroid shot was the right way to fix your problem? These shots may be one of the worst decisions you can make for yourself. Steroids come with side effects, many of which you may not know about until you’re experiencing them. Here’s why you should look elsewhere for relief.
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The Difference Between Focus Linear Shockwave and Acoustic Radial Shockwave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction.

 

By: Dr Anne Truong
July 7, 2020

Not all Shockwave devices are created equal. If you have erectile dysfunction, and you're looking to reverse your condition. You deserve to know the truth about the false claims of acoustic wave therapy and the medical providers that are taking advantage of men just like you to save you from wasted time, money, and effort. We will uncover the numerous scams claiming to do shockwave therapy.

Focused linear shockwave therapy is an unbelievable medical treatment.  It restores man's natural ability to achieve and maintain an erection without medications, needles, or surgery.

This treatment has been studied for over a decade worldwide, and it indeed reverses erection dysfunction (ED).
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The O Shot for Vaginal Dryness

By: Dr. Anne Truong
June 25, 2020

Many women experience vaginal dryness. For women who have battled breast cancer, the risk of having vaginal dryness is even higher. The condition is called dyspareunia. It creates pain during sexual intercourse so significant that many women with it will simply avoid their partners. It occurs because of a women’s inability to use estrogen properly, which is necessary in the production of lubrication.

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The P-Shot for Peyronie's Disease

By: Dr. Anne Truong
June 16, 2020

The Priapus Shot Protocol, or P Shot, is a treatment option for Peyronie’s disease, a condition that causes the curvature of the penis when erect. Men also tend to have a weaker or less hard erection when they have this condition.

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How to Help Your Partner with ED?

By: Dr. Anne Truong

June 8, 2020

Seeing your partner suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence, the inability to gain and maintain an erection) can be challenging. We’ve put together the top 10 tips that may not only better your partner’s sexual health, but also help you too. 

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What is the common size for a human penis?

By: Dr. Anne Truong

May 13, 2020

There is variation in penis size as in the past, recording penis size was based on “self reporting” and many men exaggerated their dimensions, resulting in skewed statistics. A new study published in the British Journal of Urology International, used a standardized measuring procedure in order to yield the most reliable results.

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Cost of Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

By: Dr. Anne Truong

May 13, 2020

Cost of Erectile Dysfuntion Treatments | Fredericksburg VAAt Truong Rehabilitation Center, we know that there is no singular cause for erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence). And treating multiple ED causes can become expensive. We believe that treating ED should not break your bank. It shouldn’t be as expensive as a vacation or buying a car. Sexuality is priceless, after all.
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Debunking COVID-19 Myths

By: Dr. Anne Truong
April 28, 2020

There are countless rumors circulating about COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. I want to make sure you’re able to tell the myths from the facts so I’m debunking some of the most common myths I’ve heard about COVID-19.
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Facts about COVID-19

By: Dr. Anne Truong
April 21, 2020

All of the information coming at you about COVID-19 can be confusing and contradictory so I want to give you some facts and information that will help you make sense of all of the information coming at you. I've been on One America Network to talk about the COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) and I've been collecting data from reliable sources such as the CDC, the WHO, and the Virginia Department of Health so I want to distill that information for you and give you a clear picture of what’s going on.
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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Aesthetics

By: Dr. Anne Truong
March 17, 2020


Platelet Rich Plasma for Aesthetics

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a type of injectable cosmetic treatment used for a variety of conditions. It has the unique ability to rejuvenate the skin naturally, helping to minimize the appearance of aging. To do this, it uses the body's own platelet rich blood cells. As a result, it has more potential to provide the lasting results many people need.

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Shock Wave Therapy for Pain

By: Dr. Anne Truong
March 12, 2020

Shock Wave Therapy for Pain

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, most commonly referred to as just shock wave therapy, can be the pain management solution you need. This type of noninvasive treatment works without any type of surgery and without medications to provide pain relief from multiple conditions. For many people, it’s changing their day-to-day focus to include more mobility and a higher quality of life. Could it work for you?

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What is Jelging?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
March 4, 2020

Jelging

Jelging is a self massage for erectile dysfunction  that involves stretching the penis.  It involves specific massaging methods that are meant to help elongate the penis. The premise is that while using this technique, it is possible to create small tears at a microscopic level to the tissues present. As a result, there is an increase in blood flow to the area and, over time, it stretches the tissues of the penis itself, improving the length of it.

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The Top 5 Benefits Massage Therapy

By: Dr. Anne Truong
February 26, 2020

Benefits of Massage Therapy

We already know that a massage can make you feel great and put you in a relaxed state of mind. It can wash away the stress of the day and bring you to your happy place. What you may not know is that massage can have several other benefits that boost your health and wellness.

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave for Erectile Dysfunction: Can It Help You?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
February 12, 2020

Extracorporeal Shock Wave for Erectile Dysfunction

It sounds complex, but extracorporeal shock wave therapy has long been used in science. Dating back to the 1960s, this method uses shock waves and pressure waves on very specific areas of the body to create change. It is a very safe procedure for most people. Its initial use was to disintegrate kidney stones by pulsating acoustic waves to them. Today, it’s used for a variety of other treatments, including erectile dysfunction.

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How Does Testosterone Help with Anti-Aging?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
February 3, 2020

Testosterone and Anti Aging

Testosterone is an important hormone recognized for its roles in giving men male features and functions. However, it also plays a role in mental health. Research indicates that testosterone may control not only symptoms of erectile dysfunction, but also other conditions that impact masculine mentality. As such, understanding and improving testosterone levels could impact the aging process, with evidence that it can be used as an anti-aging tool. How does that work?

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What Is a Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program Versus Other Weight Loss Programs?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
January 27, 2020

Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program

Individuals living with a high body mass index, characterizing being overweight or obese, can feel hopeless. The pressure to lose weight and live healthy is everywhere. Society engrains the ideal body weight and image into every facet of life. But statistically, the odds stack heavily against people that want to lose weight. If you strike the right balance between diet and exercise, you lose weight. If you get out of balance, the diet fails. In some cases, it can prove dangerous and deadly, says WebMD. For those that do not know where to start and that feel weight loss is out of reach, a weight loss program may be the solution.

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HCG (Human Chorionic Hormone) and Weight Loss

By: Dr. Anne Truong
January 21, 2020

The use of HCG (Human Chorionic hormone or human chorionic gonadotropin) for weight loss is not a new concept. Also known as the HCG diet, those seeking to achieve safe weight loss have religiously sought a miracle cure to achieve rapid, safe weight loss. With the overwhelming majority of U.S. adults obese or overweight (72.6%), the use of a hormone to promote weight loss sounds great. However, much disinformation regarding hormone-based diets exists online, and those considering its use need to know a few things.

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Lipotropic Injections for Weight Loss

By: Dr. Anne Truong
January 13, 2020

More than 39.8% of U.S. adults live with obesity, and an astonishing majority (71.6%) are overweight, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With so many people living with excess weight, the problem is now well into epidemic territory. At the start of each year, countless people make resolutions to lose weight and improve health, but few succeed. However, a complementary health measure—referring to the addition of an alternative or natural solution—can help achieve weight loss goals.

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How Do Hormones Affect Weight Loss?

 

By: Dr. Anne Truong
January 6, 2020

Living with a high body mass index (BMI) remains a significant problem in the US. According to the National League of Cities, the estimated annual care costs of obesity-and overweight -related illness amount to 21% of annual medical spending, or $190.2 billion. Unfortunately, weight loss remains a goal out of reach for many, and even with diet and exercise, hormones may affect weight loss in unexpected ways.

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How Does Sleep Affect Inflammation and Aging?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
December 27, 2019

Sleep health is an epidemic in the U.S., reports the American Sleep Apnea Association. Approximately 70% of US adults report having insufficient sleep for at least one night per month. An additional 11% report getting insufficient sleep daily. This is a major problem, and its relationship to chronic inflammation cannot be ignored. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, chronic inflammatory diseases stand apart as “the most significant cause of death in the world.” Nearly 60% of people across the globe die from a disease associated with chronic inflammation.
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How Does Lifestyle Affect Inflammation?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
December 23, 2019

Inflammation—a natural defense mechanism of the body—enables healing and the removal of harmful stimuli, says the U.S. National Library of Medicine. However, two primary forms of information exist, acute and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is relatively simple and involves most injuries and elements. However, chronic inflammation is a long, drawn out process in which the body is exposed to information for periods of months through years. In addition, chronic inflammation may exacerbate lifestyle problems and vice versa. Those seeking to improve their health need to understand this effect and correlation.

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Why Is Obesity Bad for Inflammation?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
December 14, 2019

Inflammation occurs when the immune system responds to defend the body from pathogens, toxins, and injuries. The process allows the body to heal. When an injury occurs, the cells release chemicals that stimulate the immune system. Unfortunately, the response continues, resulting in a constant hyperactive state for the immune system, which may lead to adverse effects on the tissues and organs, explains Healthline
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What is Inflammation? And Why is it Bad for You?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
December 5, 2019

Today, inflammation has been linked to many serious health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. But what is inflammation? Why and when is it a problem? 

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What is Leaky Gut?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
November 25, 2019
 

Have you ever heard the term leaky gut? Have you ever wondered if you have leaky gut syndrome? 

If you struggle with any kind of digestive issues, symptoms of dysbiosis (an imbalance in gut flora), or candida (intestinal bacteria) overgrowth you may have one of the many conditions that are associated with leaky gut.

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A Myers’ Cocktail Can Prevent Illness

By: Dr. Anne Truong
November 20, 2019

We aren’t talking about an adult beverage! We’re talking about the latest wellness trend that boasts huge benefits. The Myers’ Cocktail, the very first Vitamin IV therapy that was developed by Dr. John Myers in the 1970s.

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What is Gua Sha and How Can it Help?

 

By: Dr. Anne Truong
November 11, 2019

Gua Sha, is commonly pronounced as “gwa shah,” is alternative healing, treatment originating in Vietnam, and then adopted popularly by the Chinese. It is a unique method of massaging therapy, which involves a slab with rounded edges. In common practice, the spoon can be bian stone, ox horn, jade, or rose quartz.

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How Botox Works

By: Dr. Anne Truong
November 4, 2019

Sofia Vergara, one of the highest-earning actresses in the world, famous for her roles in TV shows such as Modern Family and films such as Four Brothers had this to say when asked her opinion of Botox.

“If it makes you happier and more confident, then why not? But I also think you have to do your research, so you know what to expect—that you'll look fresher but not necessarily younger. I don't want to age, but hey, what can you do? It's a natural process. I'm trying to do it gracefully.”

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The Truth About Why You Should Be Taking Nutritional Supplements

By: Dr. Anne Truong
October 29, 2019

People are starting to pay more and more attention to the food they eat and what they are putting into their bodies. But is consuming a balanced diet that meets the recommended servings of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, essential fats and protein enough to ensure ample nutrient intake?  Probably not. The reason – Changes in our food supply.
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The O-Shot – The answer women have been looking for

By: Dr. Anne Truong
October 21, 2019

When Buddha said, "all answers lie within," an accurate conclusion was highly unlikely to be drawn. It is astonishing and, perhaps, even ironic how an ancient, spiritual philosophy is taking the modern healthcare industry by storm.

Allow me to introduce "PRP" or  Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. PRP is a breakthrough in medical science that has well surpassed the benefits of even hydrotherapy-- blood, indeed, is thicker than water.
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Microneedling: Reduce Acne Scars, Get Younger Looking Skin, & More!

By: Dr. Anne Truong
October 7, 2019

For those unfamiliar with the concept of "microneedling," it is a collagen boosting skin care treatment that involves penetrating the skin with clinical grade titanium needles these Sterile needles prick the epithelial pores, accelerating cell regeneration and tissue repair.

While the procedure sounds delicately dangerous, it is minimally invasive and completely safe. The results are staggeringly effective, with little or no downtime.
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Keto Diet 101 – A Guide to the Pro’s & Con’s

By: Dr. Anne Truong
September 23, 2019

The ‘keto’ diet or ‘ketogenic’ food and its health benefits is all the rage. It’s all over social media each and every day with recipes, food packaging and advertisements for this latest diet craze.

With celebrities endorsing it through all fanfare and display, it’s no wonder the keto diet has gained sufficient ground as the new ‘it-thing’ in the world of health, fitness, and wellness.
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A Detailed Look at Myofascial Pain and It's Treatment – Trigger Point Injections

By: Dr. Anne Truong
September 16, 2019

Do you suffer from muscle spasms and pain frequently?
Are fatigue, poor sleep, and stiffness of specific body muscle your common complaint?

People with these symptoms are often diagnosed with MPS or Myofascial Pain Syndrome. While the number of people suffering from this musculoskeletal pain disorder is on the rise due to sitting in front of computers. The good news is, there is a treatment for this nagging condition.
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Live, Love, Laugh- Surviving the 21st Century The Au Naturel Way

By: Dr. Anne Truong
September 9, 2019

Western medicine has obtained the trust of billions of people around the world, so much so that we look down upon any Eastern healing methods. However, most of us have tried Eastern medicine at some point in time in our lives, and have obtained successful results. Physical exercises such as yoga, techniques such as acupuncture and cupping therapy, and medicinal uses of herbal extracts and other dietary methods are common techniques used all over the world.

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A Comprehensive Study into Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

By: Dr. Anne Truong
September 3, 2019

As medical innovations progress at an unprecedented rate, the number of conditions which were previously thought to be incurable continues to dwindle. On that note, the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is another paradigm-shifting procedure which has generated a lot of interest in recent years.

Bioidentical Hormones: What are they?

Hormones are chemical compounds which essentially facilitate all major bodily functions. Consider them, if you will, as chemical messengers that serve as the human body’s internal communication system. These chemicals are formed and secreted by a set of organs collectively known as glands, and the whole network is called the endocrine system.

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What are Peptides?

By: Dr. Anne Truong

August 26, 2019


To answer that question, we first need to understand how our bodies function.
At the base of our brain rests a small gland called the Pituitary Gland. Despite it's small size, the Pituitary Gland is the master control unit for other hormonal glands such as Adrenals and Thyroid. They are vital to controlling your body and general well being.

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Taking the Stress out of Back- to-School

By: Dr. Anne Truong
August 19, 2019

It's back-to-school time for the kiddos and with everything to do like shopping for supplies, new school clothes, and getting schedules organized, it can be a very stressful time not only for you but for your kids too. You have to be ready to send them back and they may not want to go back because - let's face it - they just spent the summer having fun, not having to do homework and enjoying the beautiful weather.

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What is the Vampire Breast Lift®?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
August 12, 2019


The Vampire Breast Lift® combines the science of regenerative cells (Platelet Rich Plasma) and the artful skill of a trained physician to deliver a custom-designed procedure that not only restores a more youthful contour and volume but also improves skin quality, nipple appearance and sensation.

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Why it’s Important to Talk about Erectile Dysfunction Now

By: Dr. Anne Truong
August 5, 2019

If there is one thing that can make a man more nervous than an impending performance review at work, it’s erectile dysfunction. It’s still a taboo subject in most parts of the world, which is surprising considering that 26% of men below the age of 40 suffer from this malaise. In the United States alone, there are over 30 million men with this disorder.

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Medical Massage Therapy - The New-Age Therapy with a Package of Relief

By: Dr. Anne Truong
July 22, 2019

Massage Therapies have for long been used as alternative solutions to mainstream medical treatments – and they are quite fruitful too. Only now have the two forms of treatment brought forward a combination therapy called Medical Massage Therapy.

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Suffering from Knee Pain? Check Out the 5 Best Exercises for You!

By: Dr. Anne Truong
July 15, 2019

Your knees are what support you in “every walk of life, every day." Quite literally, they go through the daily grind. Hence, they are often over-strained, overworked and injured. No wonder, knee pain is one of the most prevalent issues with people of all ages.

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PRP for Sports - A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Sports Injury Treatment

By: Dr. Anne Truong
July 8, 2019

Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy works wonders for sports injuries – So say the experts!

Call it magic or a paradigm shift, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has brought a breakthrough to the treatment of sports injuries.

We live in an age where medical science is advanced enough to lurk deep and long into bodily functions. It enables finding out new combinations that work in favour of biological healing.
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Thrive with Acupuncture – An Age-Old Therapy for Holistic Healing

By: Dr. Anne Truong
July 2, 2019

The Chinese believe our body is a mix of yin and yang – the negative and the positive that co-exist. An imbalance in these two forms of energy leads to various illnesses and ailments.

To counter this imbalance, their sages developed a therapy for holistic healing, famously known as acupuncture.’

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Vampire facials can work—but they’re dangerous in the wrong hands

By: Dr. Anne Truong
June 21, 2019

The goal is to generate healthier, youthful, flawless appearing skin

Environmental exposure, toxins, sun damage, stress, and the sheer passing of time can cause the skin to diminish and leave unwanted signs of aging. As a result, you may find that you appear worn out, tired or droopy. The lively, rosy hue once observed in your youth fades to dull gray because of less blood flow. The shape of your face becomes collapsed and saggy as muscle and collagen decrease. The texture of the skin becomes less smooth.

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What is Erectile Dysfunction?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
June 10, 2019

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to maintain an erection for satisfying sexual relations. Symptoms can also include struggling to maintain an erection for long enough to complete intercourse or an inability to ejaculate. If these symptoms are a regular occurrence, the likely culprit is ED.

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A Weight Loss Program that Really Works

By: Dr. Anne Truong
June 3, 2019

More than 1 in 3 Americans is obese. Obesity is a risk factor for many diseases, including type-2 diabetes and heart disease. These health issues stem from a range of underlying metabolic abnormalities that affect the liver, pancreas, muscle, fat, and other tissues.

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Study reveals best exercises for reducing body fat

By: Dr. Anne Truong
May 21, 2019

Both interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous training (MOD) reduce body fat percentage, according to a recent review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Interval training, however, offers a 28.5% greater reduction in total absolute fat mass.
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Can I Avoid Surgery?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
May 10, 2019

Can I Avoid Surgery?Did the title of this article capture your attention? It should. Surgery, no matter how major or minor, is serious business. In this post we want to focus on orthopedic surgery- a procedure performed due to pain, disease, and dysfunction in your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints.
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Can You Return to Function and Satisfaction After Total Knee Replacement?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
April 29, 2019

Total Knee ReplacementThere are pain and limitation associated with knee osteoarthritis. It can make the simplest task, like walking upstairs or getting out of a chair almost impossible at times. Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis occurs in 10% of men and 13% of women in the United States.
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