Dr. Crandall

Aug 14, 2014
In more than 25 years as a practicing cardiologist, I have rarely seen metabolic syndrome in a thin person. And typically, the people who develop this condition carry most of their excess weight in their bellies.

Aug 7, 2014
Many older women take drugs called calcium-channel blockers to lower their blood pressure. But new research has found that these widely used medications can double a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

Jul 31, 2014
The comedian Milton Berle described laughter as an “instant vacation.” Mark Twain called it man’s only really effective weapon. Abraham Lincoln said he would die without it.

Jul 24, 2014
Testosterone is the sex hormone that is largely responsible for the sexual and reproductive development of men. It also plays a role in sperm production, fat distribution, maintenance of muscle strength and mass, and sex drive.

Jul 17, 2014
Asparagus is rich in potassium, which lowers blood pressure. In fact, researchers have found that potassium citrate, which asparagus contains, is as effective as a potassium supplement.

Jul 9, 2014
Older people should keep their hearts pumping with physical activity in order to protect , and even reverse , memory problems, according to two recent studies.

Jul 2, 2014
When it comes to losing weight, it’s not just what you eat, but also when you eat it that can make a difference on the scale, according to a new study.

Jun 25, 2014
Though most of us are unaware of it, our bodies carry a huge amount of bacteria in our mouths, respiratory systems, gastrointestinal tracts, and other areas. But these bacteria can become dangerous if they escape into your bloodstream.

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