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October 15, 1999 Table of Contents

THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 11 - OCTOBER 15, 1999


SPECIAL ISSUE INTRODUCTION

Editor's Notes
Rejuvenating Patients—One Step at a Time

Exercise may not be a fountain of youth, but it's the closest thing we have. This issue gives you tools designed to help patients get moving and keep going.

Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, FACSM


REVIEW ARTICLES

Recommending Exercise to Healthy Older Adults
The Preparticipation Evaluation and Exercise Prescription

Simple office tests like the sit-and-reach test can help you estimate a patient's exercise capabilities and equip you to provide a specific exercise prescription.

Evan W. Kligman, MD; Michael J. Hewitt, PhD; Douglas L. Crowell, MS

Overcoming Exercise Barriers in Older Adults

When older patients are reluctant to start exercising, the key is to identify the roadblocks so that you can work with the patient to clear them.

James Dunlap, MD; Henry C. Barry, MD, MS

Exercise for Older Patients With Chronic Disease

For patients who have chronic conditions such as coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, or osteoarthritis, regular activity can help delay or minimize disability.

Robert J. Petrella, MD, PhD


CLINICAL PRACTICE

Highlights
Moderate Exercise Helps Heart-Failure Patients
'Heavy' Exercise Increases Osteoarthritis Risk in Elders
Moderate Exercise Improves Stability in Elders

Pearls for Motivating Older Patients to Exercise


RESOURCE MATERIAL

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand

The world's largest sports medicine organization makes exercise recommendations for older people on the basis of a thorough analysis of the relationships between exercise and health.


FOR YOUR PATIENTS

Exercises for Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis
Robert J. Petrella, MD, PhD


PATIENT PROFILES

Seniors and Physicians Form Active Partnerships
Gariot Louisna


READER SERVICE

Editorial Board

Staff

Information for Authors

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In an effort to provide information that is scientifically accurate and consistent with accepted standards of medical practice, the editors and publisher of The Physician and Sportsmedicine routinely consult sources believed to be reliable. However, readers are encouraged to confirm this information with other sources. For example and in particular, physicians are advised to consult the prescribing information in the manufacturer's package insert before prescribing any drug mentioned.


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