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The Brain and Screen Time

The Brain and Screen Time

By Joanne Fruth, MD     The brain is the organ that controls thoughts, behaviors and bodily functions. “The brain drives the body”. I think of it as a complex circuit board comprised of neurotransmitters that activate pathways. Activating these pathways results... Read More
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A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

By Joanne Fruth, MD     “A body at motion stays in motion; a body at rest stays at rest.”  Thanks Sir Isaac Newton for your first law of motion, but thanks professor Louis Alley, Ph.D. for teaching it in a way that has remained with me my entire... Read More
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I Didn’t Want To, But I Did It

I Didn’t Want To, But I Did It

By Joanne Fruth, MD     I finally got my flu shot last week – I kept putting it off. I used the excuse that I really wanted to get Flublock. Flublock is a newer type of flu shot which has a slightly higher immune response than flu shots incubated in eggs. It’s... Read More
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The Brain Drives the Body

The Brain Drives the Body

By Joanne Fruth, MD     “The Brain drives the Body”. Such an eloquent, simple statement spoken to me by my brother Bill 25 years ago as he summarized the decline of my mother’s health as she battled dementia. Bill summed up what I learned in my Medical School... Read More
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90-Second Nutrition Lesson

90-Second Nutrition Lesson

By Joanne Fruth, MD     Diet is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide, and the statistics in the US are even worse. So how does a busy physician teach a memorable dietary lesson in 90 sec? Here’s my pitch: First, I draw a circle on the paper, then a line to... Read More
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