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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New book helps weekend warriors stay in the game
 Like so many aging recreational athletes, Jeff Bercovici wants to extend his competitive days for as long as possible. But, as he found out when he hit his early 30s, his body didn’t respond to vigorous exertion the way it did when he was in his athletic prime. “Not only did I have to work hard to get into game shape, I found...

Posted: a day ago

Like so many aging recreational athletes, Jeff Bercovici wants to extend his competitive days for as long as possible. But, as he found out when he hit his early 30s, his body didn’t respond to vigorous exertion the way it did when he was in his athletic prime. “Not only did I have to work hard to get into game shape, I found...
Be aware: Strokes can strike at ANY age
 Even now, nearly three years later, Kandi Schmitz finds it hard to believe that she actually suffered a stroke. Just days after turning 32 in September 2015, Schmitz, a Lake Worth insurance agent and married mother of two, was running in the annual Turtle Crawl 5K road race in Melbourne, Fla. “It was my first time in that race, and...

Posted: 7 days ago

Even now, nearly three years later, Kandi Schmitz finds it hard to believe that she actually suffered a stroke. Just days after turning 32 in September 2015, Schmitz, a Lake Worth insurance agent and married mother of two, was running in the annual Turtle Crawl 5K road race in Melbourne, Fla. “It was my first time in that race, and...
Hello, Marilu!
 Since childhood, Marilu Henner has always thought of South Florida as a “special place.” “Every spring break, we’d drive to Miami Beach,” recounts the Chicago native, of piling into her parents’ station wagon with her five siblings. And were she of a mind to, she could describe — in explicit detail...

Posted: 8 days ago

Since childhood, Marilu Henner has always thought of South Florida as a “special place.” “Every spring break, we’d drive to Miami Beach,” recounts the Chicago native, of piling into her parents’ station wagon with her five siblings. And were she of a mind to, she could describe — in explicit detail...
‘TOUCH’ documentary showcases craniosacral therapy
 To the uninitiated, craniosacral therapy (CST) appears mysterious. To its worldwide legion of devotees, it’s a marvelous — and often seemingly miraculous — way to alleviate physical, neurological and/or emotional pain. And the de facto capital of CST is Palm Beach Gardens — where the late osteopathic surgeon Dr. John...

Posted: 14 days ago

To the uninitiated, craniosacral therapy (CST) appears mysterious. To its worldwide legion of devotees, it’s a marvelous — and often seemingly miraculous — way to alleviate physical, neurological and/or emotional pain. And the de facto capital of CST is Palm Beach Gardens — where the late osteopathic surgeon Dr. John...
Horses may be key to helping vets with PTSD
 Earle Mack has had a lifelong affair with horses. As a rider. As an owner. As an investor. And now the Palm Beach resident, businessman and noted philanthropist — who was the U.S. Ambassador to Finland from 2004 to 2005 — believes horses’ greatest contribution to modern society can be as healers. Specifically, for military...

Posted: 22 days ago

Earle Mack has had a lifelong affair with horses. As a rider. As an owner. As an investor. And now the Palm Beach resident, businessman and noted philanthropist — who was the U.S. Ambassador to Finland from 2004 to 2005 — believes horses’ greatest contribution to modern society can be as healers. Specifically, for military...
Add fun and variety to enhance your workouts
 At last week’s Los Angeles Marathon, a California attorney named Loren Zitomersky ran the entire 26.2 miles … backward. His reason? To raise money and awareness about epilepsy — a neurological disorder that claimed the life of his brother, Brian, at age 7. He plans to cover the Boston Marathon’s legendary course the...

Posted: 30 days ago

At last week’s Los Angeles Marathon, a California attorney named Loren Zitomersky ran the entire 26.2 miles … backward. His reason? To raise money and awareness about epilepsy — a neurological disorder that claimed the life of his brother, Brian, at age 7. He plans to cover the Boston Marathon’s legendary course the...
NBA stars’ honesty about mental health issues could help others
 Leave it to the NBA — the most progressive league in professional team sports — to lead the way in publicly addressing the mental health challenges of its players. Earlier this month, Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love revealed in an essay for The Players’ Tribune that he suffered a panic attack while playing a November...

2:04 PM Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

Leave it to the NBA — the most progressive league in professional team sports — to lead the way in publicly addressing the mental health challenges of its players. Earlier this month, Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love revealed in an essay for The Players’ Tribune that he suffered a panic attack while playing a November...
Therapist offers local support for #MeToo, #TimesUp movements
 Long before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements gained nationwide momentum, Boca Raton psychotherapist Kristen Bomas had seen in more than three decades of practice just how “deep, pervasive and severe sexual harassment and sexual assault are in our society.” To provide a local forum for women (and men) of all ages who’ve...

2:45 PM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

Long before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements gained nationwide momentum, Boca Raton psychotherapist Kristen Bomas had seen in more than three decades of practice just how “deep, pervasive and severe sexual harassment and sexual assault are in our society.” To provide a local forum for women (and men) of all ages who’ve...
Seniors can take steps to target mental health, cognition issues
 With each passing year, we all experience predictable physical changes. More gray hair. Slower reflexes. A new facial wrinkle or three. But, for many, aging also comes with mental health and cognition challenges. On Thursday, Dr. Olivia Okereke — a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of psychiatry...

4:03 PM Monday, Mar. 05, 2018

With each passing year, we all experience predictable physical changes. More gray hair. Slower reflexes. A new facial wrinkle or three. But, for many, aging also comes with mental health and cognition challenges. On Thursday, Dr. Olivia Okereke — a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of psychiatry...
Smaller … but safer
 After Amy Novitzke underwent breast implant surgery in 2002, she says, “I was thrilled with the results.” The athletic 48-year-old, then-newly-divorced Wisconsite, who’s currently snowbirding at a friend’s house in West Palm Beach, had the surgery to rectify a common condition: asymmetrical breasts. “As the surgeon...

3:43 PM Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

After Amy Novitzke underwent breast implant surgery in 2002, she says, “I was thrilled with the results.” The athletic 48-year-old, then-newly-divorced Wisconsite, who’s currently snowbirding at a friend’s house in West Palm Beach, had the surgery to rectify a common condition: asymmetrical breasts. “As the surgeon...
Understanding your aging brain
 Know the cognitive issues that are normal – and the ones that you should get checked out We’ve all been there: that “tip of the tongue” feeling when you just know that you know a piece of information – a celebrity’s name, a movie title, a certain word – but you just can’t retrieve...

9:20 PM Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Know the cognitive issues that are normal – and the ones that you should get checked out We’ve all been there: that “tip of the tongue” feeling when you just know that you know a piece of information – a celebrity’s name, a movie title, a certain word – but you just can’t retrieve...