Maintaining hand, wrist and elbow health for gamers and computer users

By D. Levi Harrison, MD Orthopedic Surgeon: Hand, wrist and upper extremity specialist As an orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in hand, wrist and upper extremity issues, I come across many individuals who suffer from repetitive stress injuries. The causation for such conditions can certainly vary, however, a substantial portion of these injuries arise from...

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What should I eat before and after my workout?

By Dr. Levi Harrison Orthopedic Surgeon/ Fitness Expert in Los Angeles, CA   Patients, athletes and clients are often asking about the best foods to eat before and after workouts. There is often significant confusion about this area. This compact article will give you a doctor’s perspective about the appropriate way to make healthy food…

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5 Running Tips from Dr. Levi Harrison

By Levi Harrison, MD Orthopedic Surgeon   #1. Wear sunscreen/ sunblock even when it is overcast or cloudy outside to have protection from harmful rays of UV-A and UV-B light.   #2. Wear a cap when running to not only impede sweat in your eyes, but also to protect the crown of your head from…

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Dr. Levi Harrison Kickboxing Fitness: Lucky Gloves Gym

On Wednesday, February 19th,  Dr. Levi Harrison, the fitness doctor, a Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon with a specialization in hand, wrist and upper extremity conditions joined the “Lucky Gloves Gym”, located in Glendale, California, in leading a cardio kickboxing class. Dr. Levi Harrison is the author of The Art of Fitness: A Journey to Self Enhancement,…

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Swolemates: How happy couples become healthy couples

By Jo Whiddon   So you’ve thoroughly kicked yourself in gear for the New Year, setting goals, aiming for health and fitness in every aspect of your life, avoiding fast-food lines and office party temptations. But are you running stag, or are you pushing it with your other half? What I mean is: do you…

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Couple’s Workout: Dr. Levi’s exercise sets for two

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 14, 2014) – Couple’s workouts are a great way to get in shape together. I enjoy creating exercise programs for couples who are ready and committed to making a change.  Here are several key exercises to be a “fit healthy couple.”   Buddy Squats with a Twist: 2 sets of 15 reps….

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Diet transforms your appearance

Proper nutrition is an essential part of any fitness and well-being program. As a physician and fitness expert, I am commonly asked about the importance of diet and how it impacts the body’s appearance. The true power of eating properly is not to be under-estimated. It is so true that we are what we eat…

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From My Heart to Yours: Book Signing for “Your Vibrant Heart”

Dr. Cynthia Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength and Spirit from the Body’s Core.  Meet Dr. Cynthia at Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Americana in Glendale, California on February 7, 10 and 19, 2014.  For more information, call 818-842-1410 or visit or  

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Noisy joints: Why do joints crack and pop?


Joints may make popping, cracking or creaky sounds for a variety of reasons. As an orthopedic surgeon, I am asked commonly about this issue. Often people have anxiety or stress about these sounds because they have heard that this is a bad problem. This can be diagnostic and symptomatic for a medical problem but often,…

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