Browsing All posts tagged under »heart disease«

Time Out – Does Milk Ruin Tea Time?

September 22, 2012

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For centuries, certain cultures have customarily added milk to fresh-brewed tea – but in recent years, scientists in laboratories around the world have been “hotly” debating whether this seemingly-benign practice may actually inhibit some of the already well-established health benefits of tea drinking. The topic arose recently in the oncology clinic (of all places), when […]

Steps to Prevent Diabetes

October 8, 2011

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I recently took care of a patient who, very unfortunately, had undiagnosed type II diabetes and presented in a state known as Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) – his blood sugar on presentation was ~1,000 mg/dL.  HHNS is a very serious complication of untreated diabetes, but can happen to any type II diabetic with poor […]

5 Super Foods for Super Heart Health

July 22, 2011

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This guest post was written by Ashley from Long Island Heart Associates. For questions about heart health and aging, contact a local cardiologist today. It is an unfortunate misconception that foods must either taste good or be good for you. While some kids may turn their noses up at anything green on the dinner table, […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 26th, 2011

February 26, 2011

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Good morning!  Here is this week’s selected health news (*spoiler* I hope you’re eating a big bowl of whole grains as you read this): More evidence for alcohol’s cardiovascular benefits: I had to start out with everyone’s favorite – alcohol.  Once again, researchers have concluded that consumption of alcohol in moderation is associated with a […]

FDA Loosens Belt on Gastric Banding Criteria

February 19, 2011

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(The Health Wrap-Up is on hiatus this weekend) Some people are up in arms over the FDA’s decision to sanction the use of gastric banding in a wider range of patients.  This news coming in the wake to reject three more weight-loss drugs – solutions many physicians (bariatric surgeons included) have been hoping for. Many […]

Get Off Your Ass, America

February 18, 2011

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Even with the growing mountain of evidence against a sedentary lifestyle, Americans still struggle when it comes to the issue of getting enough activity. This Wednesday, the CDC released a new report with new activity estimates for all U.S. counties.   The conclusion?  “Americans who live in parts of Appalachia and the South are the least […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 12th, 2011

February 12, 2011

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Good morning, here’s a sample of what’s been cooking recently in the world of health research: Diet Soda May Carry Cardiovascular Risk:  In a preliminary report published this week, researchers suggested that “diet soda is not an optimal substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages, and may pose a greater risk of stroke, MI or vascular death than […]