cholesterol

January 19, 2022

COVID-19 treatments: What’s authorized and what works

New cases of COVID infections are surging and in the U.S. are at the highest levels of the pandemic. The fast-spreading Omicron variant is fueling this […]
January 18, 2022

If you’re a cancer survivor and sit all day, your risk of premature death skyrockets and you need to start moving!

We know that increasing your physical activity at any intensity is linked to a lower risk of early death. And the American Cancer Society Guidelines add that […]
January 17, 2022

If you’ve had the COVID vaccine, your risk of severe illness or death from COVID is close to zero

Recent CDC research provided strong evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines protect dramatic protection from COVID breakthroughs causing severe outcomes or death. Out of more than 1.2 […]
January 14, 2022

Lifestyle changes could save you $92,000 in medical costs

A recent study reported that adults who undergo significant positive lifestyle changes could potentially not only live longer and avoid many chronic diseases, but also avoid significant […]
January 13, 2022

Is your blood pressure measurement device validated?

Uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) is a leading cause of death and disability. Until recently, there was no convenient way for physicians and their teams to be […]
January 12, 2022

Plant fats cut stroke risk while animal fats increase it

New research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021 suggests that consuming plant-derived fats, such as olive oil or canola (rapeseed) oil, may reduce […]
January 11, 2022

Screen time in kids prompts mental health concerns

A research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics states that during the COVID-19 pandemic, average daily screen time among US adolescents has risen to seven hours, leading […]
January 10, 2022

Fish even in moderate amounts may help brain health

Fish, even in moderate amounts, may help stave off vascular disease in the brain in older adults, a recent study suggests.
June 16, 2008

Erectile Dysfunction an Indicator of Men’s Health

HealthDay News is reporting a story saying that erectile dysfunction could be an indicator of testosterone deficiency and the metabolic syndrome, a set of factors that […]
June 18, 2008

“The Russert Effect”: Docs Report Surge in Appointments

ABC News is reporting a phenomena that family physicians around the country are reporting to me: Tim Russert’s death Friday from sudden cardiac arrest may have […]
July 7, 2008

New Guidelines Suggest Cholesterol Meds for Kids

According to Fox News, for the first time, an influential doctors group is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to […]
September 29, 2009

Does cinnamon help for diabetes?

I had a patient this week tell me she had heard that cinnamon would help treat diabetes. Could that be true?
November 12, 2009

Guys, keeping your cholesterol low may reduce your prostate cancer risk

There’s good news for men concerned about developing prostate cancer. The AP reports, “Men may protect more than their hearts if they keep cholesterol in line: […]
November 17, 2009

Readers ask about my response to the Zetia / Vytorin study that is all over the news

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues Some of you are wondering about my response to this news. First of all, you should know that I’m on Vytorin. My […]