preventing stroke

January 20, 2022

Secondhand vape exposure increases risk for bronchitis symptoms

Young adults and adolescents are becoming more aware of the many risks of vaping nicotine or marijuana. A new study has found that being around others […]
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 […]
April 2, 2010

How to Make Chocolate a Healthy Indulgence

The benefits of being a chocolate lover From Health magazine This ultimate feel-good food keeps your heart healthy, mood up, and body in great shape. Find […]
April 2, 2010

Largest Study to Date Links Chocolate to Lower Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk

Just in the nick of time — before the Easter chocolate consumption begins, comes a study letting us know that a small amount of that dark […]
March 30, 2011

Diet soda consumption may be linked to increased heart attacks and strokes

I often have patients ask if I think diet sodas are a healthy substitute for regular soft drinks. I tell them, “NO!” The primary reason, that […]
April 13, 2011

Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

I’m surprised how many of my patients are NOT aware of the potential cardiovascular risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or […]
October 7, 2011

Chocolate may reduce heart disease, stroke risk

ABC World News reported that “chocolate may be a kind of secret weapon against heart disease.” So, what’s the scoop?
October 10, 2011

Waiting an hour after dinner before sleep reduces stroke risk

A new study suggests that waiting at least an hour after dinner before going to sleep reduces your risk of stroke by about two-thirds.