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“Exercise is Medicine” — CNN interview with Dr. Lipi Roy

http://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2016/02/09/exercise-as-medicine.cnn In 2016, CNN came to my one of my Boston clinics to interview me about evidence-based health benefits of exercise. “There’s no single treatment or intervention that can have as diverse benefits as exercise.” -Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. “Studies show that when a doctor or other health care professional […]




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Addiction Forum — Political and Community Leaders Converge

On Thursday, October 1st, 2015, leaders from the Boston community were joined by local, state and federal political leaders to discuss a public health epidemic — addiction. The Boston Teacher’s Union in Dorchester was host to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who has been quite […]




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Award for Promoting Health and Wellness from “The Wave” LifeWest Chiropractic!

I was deeply honored to receive an Outstanding Achievement award on Promoting Health and Wellness from The Wave, “Incredible India”, LifeWest Chiropractic, in San Francisco, CA Immense gratitude to event organizer and Communications Director *extraordinaire*, Ms. Diana Rohini Lavigne! She pulled this extravaganza together, and recognized not only chiropractic clinicians, but also other members of the […]




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BodyTalk Podcast interview with Dr. Lipi Roy — “Longer, Healthier Life with Spices”

Greetings! I was delighted to speak with Master Trainer and Health Reporter, Bob Garvin, about a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, led by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that linked frequent spice consumption with living a longer life. Bob knows that I am deeply passionate about healthy cooking and baking, […]




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Boston Herald Radio with Dr. Lipi Roy — Sunburns and Skin Protection

On today’s “Doctor’s Call” with hosts Hillary Chabot and Kevin Franck, I discussed the dangers of sun damage, and how to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays. I also touched upon indoor tanning salons (not safe!) Listen here! Read below for more details about Sunburns. ===================================================================================== BACKGROUND Over 1/3 of adults and […]




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Vitamin D Deficiency

Background A low blood (serum) level of vitamin D is becoming an increasing health problem. According to the CDC, nearly 25% of the population is at risk for vitamin D deficiency (levels 30-49 nmol/L) and nearly 10% has deficient levels (below 30 nmol/L). Clinical Relevance So, why is vitamin D important? It plays an important role […]




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Boston Herald Radio with Dr. Lipi Roy — Firework Injuries and Cape beach Smoking Ban

On today’s segment of “Doctor’s Call” with hosts Hillary Chabot and Scott Ferson, I discussed fireworks-related injuries, as well as a recent smoking ban by another Cape Cod town. Listen here! More details below. ================================================ Firework-Related Injuries When most people in the U.S. think of the 4th of July, they have images of barbecues,  gatherings with […]




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Boston Herald Radio with Dr. Lipi Roy — Opioid Working Group and Ebola lab test

On today’s segment of “Doctor’s Call”, I talked about Governor Baker’s Opioid Working Group recommendations. I also talked about the new rapid finger-stick test for diagnosing Ebola. Listen here! Read below for more details. =================================================== Governor’s Opioid Working Group Recommendations Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently created an 18-member Opioid Working Group, and last week this […]




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Boston Herald Radio with Dr. Lipi Roy — Antidepressants and Sleeping Pills

On this segment of “Doctor’s Call”, we discussed a recent article about the long-term effects of psychiatric medications, namely antidepressants. I also addressed another study about car accidents and sleeping medications. Listen here! Read below for more details. ================================================================ Long-term Effects of Antidepressants In an article recently published in the British Medical Journal, two researchers debated over the long-term […]




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Boston Herald Radio with Dr. Lipi Roy — Lyme Disease and other Tick-borne Illnesses

On today’s segment of “Doctor’s Call”, I talked about Tick-borne Illnesses and Lyme Disease, which is very common in New England. Listen to the show here. For more details, read below. =============================================================  Tick-Borne Illnesses Background – Many different illnesses transmitted by ticks in the U.S., including Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Borrelia and Ehrlichiosis – But the MOST common […]




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