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3/30/11 4:17 P

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Thanks, Don,

If you could just pass along the message and links that would be fine - they don't need to contact me directly...

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3/30/11 4:01 P

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I'll pass this along to the "All Health Professionals" with your member name and encourage them to SparkMail you...great undertaking!

Don

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3/30/11 10:34 A

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It turns out there isn't a list anywhere for places that do DXA. So I've decided to compile one.

If you know of a facility, could you add it to the form on this link, or email them this link and ask them to add themselves?

spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=
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&formkey=dEdRSllxSlpkb1lKRnVGVjM4RUhR>acHc6MQ#gid=0


Here's a list of the places that have responded so far:
spreadsheets.google.com/pub?hl=en&hl
=e
n&key=0Ah4KrA4GkhKgdEdRSllxSlpkb1lKRR>nVGVjM4RUhacHc&output=html


If you know of any other groups or message boards where this topic is discussed and people know of DXA facilities, it would be awesome if you could pass the entry form link to them.

Enjoy. :-)

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3/7/11 1:22 P

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i say go for it.. It'd be an awesome baseline for your own personal copy of medical records.. Just in case something happens down the road in life.. should they ever have another one done.. you have something to compare it to. I've participate in several eye related studies and keep copy of all my results... It's a great way to see your bodies trends as well.. Just want to throw that out there! :)

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3/7/11 1:04 P

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I'd be interested in seeing the results if I can get them, just to see them, but not sure the data would really be that valid at this point - I've had a baby since then, aside from losing a bunch of weight (both before and after baby), and my diet and exercise are very different now, so I'd expect that my body composition has changed quite a bit... I do still see the doctor who was supervising the study, so it might be possible to get the results.

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3/6/11 4:20 P

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if it's research they have to pretty much keep it forever..it's gonna be microfiched somewhere.

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3/6/11 2:34 P

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I had that thought also, but suspect that 10 year old records aren't kept. I often discover that when looking for records for my clients and am appalled over the brief length of time some places keep their records.

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3/6/11 12:32 P

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I'd call and see if you can get the results.. you're entitled to them. :)

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3/5/11 10:33 P

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But I'm pear shaped! Not sure I'll like this one LOL!
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About 10 years ago I was involved in a medical study on the influence of certain medications on bone density, and I did get DXA scans every 6 months - but I never saw my results (by design - it might have skewed the study results if participants knew they needed more calcium & decided to do something about it!)
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Edited by: VARMINT3 at: 3/5/2011 (22:46)
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3/5/11 8:20 A

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a HA! so that's your source Don... going to check them out! :)

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3/4/11 9:34 P

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I'm LOVIN' all the COOL info I'm getting from the Smart Planet e-mail newsletters! Check 'em out! :-)

Don

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3/4/11 7:38 P

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Ditto! So you have subscribed to the daily email, right? Is that where you find all of this great inf? Or do you just have more time on the computer than I do?

Fitness is a long Journey made up of baby steps, (think: toddler doing a marathon) so steady goes it! If you fall down: get up!

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again...great info!

Gwen

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3/4/11 9:01 A

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"Simpler ways like skin-fold thickness (used embarrassingly during my junior high PE class) are notoriously inaccurate. The best way to quantify body fat are underwater weighing and dual-energy X-ray absorption (DXA). Computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can best assess body fat distribution.

But short of these expensive technologies or inaccurate methods, we only have the more familiar Body Mass Index (BMI), which has been used since the 19th century to measure body fat using weight and height. (Calculate yours.)

But BMI doesn’t reflect ‘true adiposity’ – or the state of being obese (adipose tissue is fatty tissue). Nor can BMI be generalized across genders or ethnic groups.

So Richard Bergman of the University of Southern California and colleagues sought an alternative index, one that measures percent adiposity directly for adult men and women of different ethnicities, without requiring special equations to ‘normalize’ everybody and correct for differences."

www.smartplanet.com/technology/blog/
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thinking-healthcare/better-than-bmi-R>a-new-way-to-measure-body-fat/3406/


For those of us without a handy-dandy DXA-scanner...! :-)

Don

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