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  • Author Dr. Rupa Chakravarty
  • Jul 18, 2014
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Hypermobility of joints, often known colloquially as being “double jointed” is the condition when a person can extend and stretch a joint without any pain or discomfort despite moving beyond the normal range of motion.  Children naturally possess hypermobile joints at birth because their tissues are not fully mature. But when this condition extends into adulthood, it can pose some problems. An adult suffering with hypermobility may develop direct symptoms from the condition or be apparently symptom free yet suffer secondary effects from the condition. ..

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  • Author Dr. Vikki Petersen
  • Jul 03, 2014
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I recently spent a few days in Iowa due to the loss of my mother-in-law. She lived 85 long years, didn’t suffer at the end, and was truly loved by her family and community. She came from a family of 11 children and many of her siblings had as many as 13 children. To say it was a large turn-out would be a huge understatement. And that’s just talking about family. Having been born and raised within several miles of where she spent her entire life, she knew, and was loved by, many people. ..

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  • Author Dr. Vikki Petersen
  • Jun 11, 2014
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As a clinician and clinical nutritionist coming from America I was quickly struck by the lack of obesity in the Paris population. I cannot speak for the rest of the country, but Parisians are quite thin. Oh there was the occasional individual with a bit of excess flesh, but on the whole, overweight was uncommon and obesity was rare. The only 'fat' people I saw were the tourists! ..

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