Category: Heart Health

What’s Inflammation Got to Do with It?

  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

Family History & Heart Disease – Dr. Dave on EverydayHealth.com

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 …

Caffeine & Energy Drinks

  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 …

Your Cholesterol Simplified-Know Your Numbers!

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

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 …

Chocolate lovers take heart.

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 …

Reform Your Health

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 …