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The return-to-school season has started and we are seeing a slight uptick in H1N1 influenza cases as schools and colleges come back from summer break. The good news is that the vast majority of the cases reported are similar to typical influenza (“flu”) with most people ill for 4 to 7 days before recovering. The […]

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Blood Lactate Testing Myths Hi this is Dr. John Martinez, Medical Director of Coastal Sports and Wellness Medical Center in San Diego, California. Today, we’ll be talking about some myths and facts about both lactate testing as it applies to our endurance training—we’re talking about: The lactic acid myth The muscle burn myth and lactic […]

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You are What (and When) You Eat Upon moving to San Diego just over a year ago I was surprised at how many people were into work early so that they could be out enjoying Mother Nature in the afternoon. Being an exercise enthusiast from the North East I’ve had a blast either running 8+ […]

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Sure that’s a controversial headline, much like Time’s recent article entitled “Why Exercising Won’t Make You Thin” talks about why exercising most days of the week may not make you any thinner, The magazine article author, John Cloud, cites his own battle with a bulging stomach despite a well-prescribed exercise program at his local gym, and […]

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Here’s a article topic that I never thought I would see, the June 2009 issue of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease had an article from the University of Louisville looking at the possible risk of developing “Mad Cow” disease or Creutzfeldt Jakob disease in people that eat farm-raised fish that have been fed fish food that […]

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The World Health Organization recently announced they have elevated the H1N1 influenza virus outbreak to a global pandemic designation. This revised designation was expected by health care providers since the new designation recognized the geographic spread of the virus, and not a change in the severity of the H1N1 virus. Local, and state health care […]

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Steve Larsen, pro mountain biker, Ironman triathlon, husband and father to five dies suddenly during a track workout…

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San Diego sports doctor John Martinez appears on KUSI-TV’s “Sunday Sitdown” with sports anchor Rick Willis to talk about fitness, health, triathlon and road running races

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Manny Ramirez is the latest Major League baseball player to be suspended under the joint drug agreement between MLB and the players’ association. Ramirez reportedly tested positive during a drug test in late March during spring training with an elevated level of testosterone. Ramirez apparently initially claimed that the elevated testosterone levels were due to […]

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This blog entry will be updated several times each day. For more up to the minute information, the Wall Street Journal has a live blog with updates on swine flu. After spending the morning looking at other national news organizations, the WSJ appears to have the most current and factual information. I would strongly recommend ignoring […]

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