Chauncey Crandall, M.D.

Sep 11, 2014
A serious warning sign of an impending stroke is something called a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or “mini-stroke.”

Sep 4, 2014
The direct risk of complications or death from cardiac procedures is not the only reason for caution. I’m also concerned that such procedures are performed in hospitals, which are dangerous places these days.

Aug 28, 2014
Coenzymes are catalysts required to allow the enzymes in our body to function properly. One of the most important is called coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. It’s found in every one of the body’s trillions of cells.

Aug 21, 2014
Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function over the course of several years. There are five stages going from Stage 1 (mild) to Stage 5 (end-stage renal failure).

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.

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