Dr. Crandall

Apr 9, 2014
The role of estrogen in heart health has become somewhat controversial in recent years. Previously, estrogen was thought to be protective of the heart in women, because women generally develop heart disease about 10 years later than men.

Apr 2, 2014
Unlike the dramatic Hollywood Heart Attack, many heart attacks start slowly. Often, a person doesn’t even realize what is happening. Symptoms also vary, so even someone who has already had a heart attack may experience different symptoms.

Mar 26, 2014
The vast majority of my patients have one thing in common: they are overweight. And actually, that’s a polite way to put it. In fact, in recent years the rate of outright obesity in this country has skyrocketed.

Mar 19, 2014
Your first line of defense in preventing a stroke is to know where you stand. So before we get into the actual warning signs for a stroke, let’s review some of the risk factors. Controlling them is not a guarantee against a stroke, of course, but it can lower the chances considerably.

Mar 13, 2014
There are many good reasons to start your day with a healthy breakfast. It improves memory and concentration; revs up your metabolism; and also helps with weight loss, because people who skip breakfast are more likely to make it up by snacking on high-fat foods throughout the day.

Mar 5, 2014
Doctors have long known about so-called “silent heart attacks” that can strike without warning, and be discovered only later during cardiac testing. However, a recent study showed that they may be more frequent — and more dangerous — than was previously thought.

Feb 20, 2014
Numerous studies have found that work stress translates to a higher risk of heart disease and heart attack. For instance, one study showed that people who reported having significant deadline stress at work were six times more likely to have a heart attack.

Feb 13, 2014
Getting down to your ideal weight is a sure-fire way to beat diabetes. But don’t think the benefits won’t start until you reach your goals. Even as you lose weight, you will see dramatic changes in your blood glucose levels and blood pressure — proof that you are fighting diabetes.

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