Dec 18, 2014
Throughout my life I've had two great interests: medicine and anthropology. I've traveled the world to study ancient and contemporary cultures, and have learned to look at health as a culturally driven feature of human life. I have also learned that heart disease is a...
Dec 11, 2014
Even if you have valvular heart disease, exercising within your limits is recommended for overall health. It has a positive effect on many of the risk factors of heart problems.
Dec 5, 2014
Estrogen is the hormone that regulates the sexual and reproductive development that occurs in women, most noticeably at puberty. When a woman goes through menopause, her estrogen production declines dramatically.
Nov 21, 2014
For decades, studies have found that people with naturally high levels of HDL cholesterol tend to live longer and have less risk for heart disease and heart attacks. The reason for this was thought to be what was called the “good HDL fraction.”
Nov 14, 2014
Unfortunately, interventional cardiologists , my specialty , are not all created equal. Some are far more adept at handling complicated cases. The less skilled a patient’s interventional cardiologist, the better the odds the patient will end up in the hands of a surgeon.
Nov 6, 2014
Heart disease can develop without any obvious symptoms, so you have to make sure that your doctor is aware of your risk factors and monitors you carefully. Make sure that your condition is kept under control, and that flare-ups are kept to a minimum.
Oct 31, 2014
“Alternative medicine” is sometimes used as a synonym for “natural medicine.” Generally, “alternative medicine” is a term that is defined as the use of non-mainstream approaches in place of conventional medicine.
Oct 24, 2014
Each year at this time, there is a huge push from the government for people to get flu shots, and many doctors urge their patients to be vaccinated. I am not among those doctors.