Heart Health

March 31, 2008

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues

The controversy about Vytorin and Zetia continues. As I’ve been saying since this story began to break, the group of patients studied was one that had […]
March 31, 2008

Cholesterol Testing Not Enough for Some

This story is important for readers that plan to have their cholesterol level checked this year. Not only should you get an entire lipid profile (which […]
April 4, 2008

Heart group urges “hands-only” CPR in emergencies

For CPR – kiss “mouth-to-mouth” goodbye The American Heart Association is now recommending what it calls “Hands Only” CPR (chest compressions alone with NO mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). […]
May 28, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 28, 2008

Please let me know if you like this type of entry or not. Your feedback will be very helpful to me. Best Treatment for Vertigo Is […]
May 30, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 30, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines: Vitamin D for babies may prevent type 1 diabetes A new systematic review reports to have […]
June 9, 2008

Should Recommendation for Heart CT Screening be Heeded?

Reuters News is reporting that a group of prominent cardiologists, dubbed the SHAPE Task Force, is recommending we doctors not only look at standard risk factors […]