Steve Dorfman

Steve Dorfman covers all variety of health and fitness topics, with an emphasis on those that affect Baby Boomers.

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Innovative vein treatment ends decades of suffering
 For most vein-disease sufferers, symptoms are intially subtle and appear gradually. Such, unfortunately, was not the case for Keith Bolster. “I first started suffering from painful open leg sores when I was a teenager,” says the 43-year-old restaurant server and Davie resident. Bolster’s vulnerability to these outbreaks...

Posted: 3 days ago

For most vein-disease sufferers, symptoms are intially subtle and appear gradually. Such, unfortunately, was not the case for Keith Bolster. “I first started suffering from painful open leg sores when I was a teenager,” says the 43-year-old restaurant server and Davie resident. Bolster’s vulnerability to these outbreaks...
Can you get a new, customized knee?
 Mike Gehring describes himself as “always being on the go.” The 56-year-old Okeechobee County law enforcement officer, farm owner and married father of five daughters spends virtually every waking hour on his feet. Working. Tending to his acreage. Playing sports with his two youngest daughters who still live at home. “About...

Posted: 10 days ago

Mike Gehring describes himself as “always being on the go.” The 56-year-old Okeechobee County law enforcement officer, farm owner and married father of five daughters spends virtually every waking hour on his feet. Working. Tending to his acreage. Playing sports with his two youngest daughters who still live at home. “About...
Study: ‘High-intensity’ exercise may slow Parkinson’s
 Anyone who’s serious about exercise knows the quality of a training session is usually more important than its duration. And a study published this month in JAMA Neurology suggests that’s especially true for Parkinson’s disease patients who are trying to stem the progression of their degenerative neurological condition via...

5:01 PM Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Anyone who’s serious about exercise knows the quality of a training session is usually more important than its duration. And a study published this month in JAMA Neurology suggests that’s especially true for Parkinson’s disease patients who are trying to stem the progression of their degenerative neurological condition via...
Is OCD ruining your holidays?
 Fans of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” know that Sheldon Cooper’s severe obsessive compulsive disorder is usually depicted for laughs. That the condition can be portrayed amusingly for more than a decade is a testament to Jim Parsons’ Emmy-winning comedic genius. But, as anyone familiar with OCD knows, there&rsquo...

1:00 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Fans of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” know that Sheldon Cooper’s severe obsessive compulsive disorder is usually depicted for laughs. That the condition can be portrayed amusingly for more than a decade is a testament to Jim Parsons’ Emmy-winning comedic genius. But, as anyone familiar with OCD knows, there&rsquo...
Nature might be the Rx for what ails you
 Remember as a child how, when you got on your mom’s last nerve, she would tell you to “go outside and play”? Well, it turns out she was doing more than just angling for a little peace and quiet. She likely understood instinctively what researchers — and a growing number of doctors — have been espousing: being...

5:00 AM Monday, Dec. 04, 2017

Remember as a child how, when you got on your mom’s last nerve, she would tell you to “go outside and play”? Well, it turns out she was doing more than just angling for a little peace and quiet. She likely understood instinctively what researchers — and a growing number of doctors — have been espousing: being...
‘Pre-hab’ now so you don’t have to rehab later
 One of my favorite maxims from the sports world — and which really applies to all of life — is that “the most important ability is availability.” A close second, though — especially as we age — should be mobility. After all, the quality of the second half of your life is going to be largely determined by...

7:41 PM Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

One of my favorite maxims from the sports world — and which really applies to all of life — is that “the most important ability is availability.” A close second, though — especially as we age — should be mobility. After all, the quality of the second half of your life is going to be largely determined by...
App provides key tools for recovering addicts
 In recent months, we’ve seen plenty of research detailing the potential mental health damage associated with smartphones and excessive screen time. From those in the so-called “iGeneration” (born between 1995 and 2012) being more depressed and less socially developed than every preceding generation at the same point in their...

5:00 AM Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

In recent months, we’ve seen plenty of research detailing the potential mental health damage associated with smartphones and excessive screen time. From those in the so-called “iGeneration” (born between 1995 and 2012) being more depressed and less socially developed than every preceding generation at the same point in their...
Historic female champs inspiring next generation
 This year, American women turned two of the world’s iconic athletic competitions — the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the New York City Marathon — into their own historic showcases. In September at the U.S. Open, all four semifinalists were American — which hadn’t happened since 1985. And in last week&rsquo...

10:36 PM Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

This year, American women turned two of the world’s iconic athletic competitions — the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the New York City Marathon — into their own historic showcases. In September at the U.S. Open, all four semifinalists were American — which hadn’t happened since 1985. And in last week&rsquo...
MorseLife takes modern approach to memory care
 MorseLife wants you to forget everything you thought you knew about memory care. Since opening its newly constructed Memory Care Residences in 2015, the West Palm Beach nonprofit’s approach to caring for folks with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other degenerative neurocognitive conditions has been transformative. Long gone is the...

4:19 PM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

MorseLife wants you to forget everything you thought you knew about memory care. Since opening its newly constructed Memory Care Residences in 2015, the West Palm Beach nonprofit’s approach to caring for folks with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other degenerative neurocognitive conditions has been transformative. Long gone is the...
CDC: Alarming rise in oral HPV cases in men
 The news earlier this month that 1 in 9 men — some 11.5 percent —  are infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV) didn’t surprise Michael Becker — but it does alarm him. That’s because Becker, 48, a married father of two teenage daughters and Philadelphia, Pa. resident, knows all too well how dangerous...

3:23 PM Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

The news earlier this month that 1 in 9 men — some 11.5 percent — are infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV) didn’t surprise Michael Becker — but it does alarm him. That’s because Becker, 48, a married father of two teenage daughters and Philadelphia, Pa. resident, knows all too well how dangerous...
New device gives women a more comfortable mammogram
 Elaine Wohl has always been diligent about getting her annual mammogram. Ever since being diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) — a biomarker that puts one at high risk for developing invasive breast cancer — the retired public relations executive and part-time Boca Raton resident hasn’t had a choice. But until...

3:52 PM Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Elaine Wohl has always been diligent about getting her annual mammogram. Ever since being diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) — a biomarker that puts one at high risk for developing invasive breast cancer — the retired public relations executive and part-time Boca Raton resident hasn’t had a choice. But until...