Dr. Dave talks to Austrian scientist, Dr. Atanas Atanasov, in Vienna about inflammation, why it’s bad and why we can’t live without it. Dr. Atanasov also weighs in on the recent announcement by World Health Organization (WHO) that meat causes cancer. Sponsored by WebMD.com/heart-health
A family history of heart disease is NOT a death sentence. Think of it as your road map to optimal health. Knowing your family history in detail may save you or your offspring from the serious consequences of unchecked heart disease. If you have a family history of heart disease: Know the details of your [...]
found that average sleep less than 5 hours over a three-year period significantly increased the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and death. But too much sleep was found to be dangerous as well.
T here has been a recent surge in the consumption of so-called energy drinks. Some have grown in popularity so much as to become favorites at food establishments and bars across the nation. They makers of these drinks promise heightened alertness and stamina for the sleep-deprived, the over-worked and the reveler alike. But the [...]
My husband’s HDL is 26. He’s almost 40 and has been trying to raise it for 9 years. The reason it is GOOD is because HDL actually removes cholesterol from artery walls (and other places). Studies have shown the higher your HDL the lower is the incidence of coronary disease
HEMOGLOBIN A1c (pronounced hee-muh-gloh-bin A-1-C) is a very useful measure of blood sugar (glucose). It tells us if the blood sugar has been elevated, and to what degree, over a 2-3 month window.
Do You Know YOUR Numbers? Make sure you get your test (simple blood test) done to know where you stand. If you have a family history of high cholesterol, you may require medicine to lower your numbers to non-dangerous levels. Here are the components of cholesterol (also called Lipids): 1. HDL (The Good cholesterol–I call [...]
Leg cramps, which are involuntary contractions of the muscles of the leg, have multiple causes. Some are more common than others. Common Causes of Muscle Cramps: 1. Dehydration- when the amount of water that baths muscle cells is too low (say from working out hard without replacing fluids), the electrolytes in the area are thrown [...]
Sexual dysfunction can take an emotional toll, but did you know that it could also be the sign of heart disease? Dr. Aisha Taylor teaches us the truth about erectile dysfunction and its long term implications for men’s health. Low Mojo? by Aisha Taylor, MD Fellas, do you have trouble achieving or maintaining an erection? [...]
Finally, you have a really good excuse to eat more chocolate! Chocolate has protective cardio- vascular properties. A recent European study examined the incidence of heart attacks and strokes and overall blood pressure in people ages 35-65. Those that consumed ~ 7 grams of chocolate (equivalent to 1 square of a chocolate bar) per day had lower [...]
Here’s what you can expect within the next 6 months to 1 year from the new healthcare reform legislation. Whatever your position on the healthcare legislation that was signed into law today, one thing remains true: while healthcare has been changed for good, YOU are still in the driver’s seat! Now comes the time to [...]