Dr. Crandall



Oct 16, 2014
Major studies showing aspirin’s heart-health benefits came just as the use of aspirin as a painkiller was tapering off in favor of newer drugs such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen. But the beneficial study results caused aspirin intake to skyrocket.


Oct 10, 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.


Oct 3, 2014
Is it really possible to die from a broken heart? The answer is yes, if you suffer from “broken heart syndrome,” a temporary weakening of the heart muscle that occurs with sudden stress.


Sep 26, 2014
Aspirin’s main benefit for heart health is its blood-thinning power, which was first noted in the 1940s. By the late 1970s, doctors were prescribing aspirin to individuals who had suffered heart attacks to help guard against recurrence.


Sep 18, 2014
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that straddles the windpipe. It produces thyroid hormone, which regulates your metabolism. An overactive thyroid puts your body into overdrive.


Sep 18, 2014
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that straddles the windpipe. It produces thyroid hormone, which regulates your metabolism. An overactive thyroid puts your body into overdrive.


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.

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