Dr. Vonda Wright, MD

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  • Director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA)

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    Vonda Wright, MD answered:
    VO2 max is the maximum volume (V) of oxygen (O2) available for energy production via the oxidative pathway (the highly efficient system of metabolism in which energy is produced). VO2 max is dependent upon your heart rate, cardiac output (how much blood comes out of your heart with each contraction),...Read More
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    Aging cartilage is a big problem in the general population, but it can be especially vexing for the master athlete who has no time or inclination to be slowed down by the pain or swelling that often accompanies cartilage that is "running out." Keeping cartilage healthy is a real balancing act for...Read More
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    The fact is that if women wait to focus on fitness until they approach their 50s, they add another degree of difficulty to the process: menopause! Estrogen is a so-called catabolic hormone, which means that one of its functions is to help us burn and use energy stores. As estrogen walks out the door...Read More
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    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tiny spinal fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now, patients with these compression fractures have had limited options, but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say.

    Vertebral or compression fractures -- micro-breaks...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- CT scans can help detect gout that's been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests.

    Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. The standard test -- called needle aspi...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery reduces knee pain in obese people, and the results are similar to those seen in patients who have a knee replacement, according to a small new study.

    The study included 20 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 40 pat...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds.

    General anesthesia and longer time in a tourniquet also appear to contribut...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the population ages, more and more older people might need to have their hip joints replaced. But how old is too old to undergo the surgery?

    According to a new study, patients in their 90s who need total hip replacement can have results compa...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although hip and knee replacements are common, a similar surgery to replace diseased shoulder joints also appears worthwhile for rheumatoid arthritis patients whose severe shoulder pain and stiffness can't be eased by medication or physical therapy, new

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    MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage might be good for men's bone health, but only if they get hitched when they're in their mid-20s or older, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 300 men and about 340 women across the United...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The idea that many people involved in car crashes are quick to "lawyer up" with an injury claim might be off base.

    A new study finds that long-term pain is common among people who have been in crashes, but most of them do not take legal action.<...Full Article

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