Larry Weinrauch, M.D., Health Professional

Larry Weinrauch is a cardiologist in Watertown, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol.

The Dos and Don'ts of Taking Prescription Cholesterol Medication

What is the best way to take my pills? This question is at the root of more confusion than any other question in medicine. The public wonders about which pill is best for a given disease, and we are constantly under the barrage of pharmaceutical adve...
Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

Jaw Pain Could Be Sign of Serious Heart Condition

Can pain in the jaw or teeth be an indication of a heart attack? How do I tell if a pain in my arm or shoulder is due to a heart condition? These questions are quite common and frequently asked, and not always easily or correctly answered in magazine...
Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

I Can't Exercise Because...

Almost every day I hear the discussion of why people perceive that they can’t exercise. This is usually followed by a discourse on how they can’t lose weight. If I were to believe everything that is told to me in the office I would conclude that the ...
Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

Hot tubs and heart disease: Trouble or treatment?

In many cultures throughout history and even today, the methods of bathing are different from ours. Some of the rituals would seem quite strange to those of us that have a shower and bathtub in our own homes or apartments. But as we travel, we become ...
Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

Emotional heartache can lead to real heart disease conditions

Few stressors are as powerful as the loss of a cherished family member or relative. Every doctor has several stories to tell about the effects on a patient. My most dramatic two stories involve the loss of a husband leading to a visit to my office. I...
Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

My heart is thick, why? Causes of left ventricular hypertrophy

Our hearts are vital pumps. Just like any pump they work best at the pressures for which they are designed. But unlike most mechanical pumps, the heart does adapt to working under pressures for which it was not necessarily designed. It does this by t...
Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

Which exercises are the best for your heart?

Our country has expanded the horizons for exercise. We now have facilities of all types and people are no longer considering it strange to set aside some time each day to take care of their bodies. But time is limited, so what exercise is best for yo...
Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

Feeling sick after waking in the morning?

“Disease exists, if either sleep or watchfulness be excessive” (Hippocrates, Aphorism LXXI, from a worthwhile article on sleep disturbance in The Lancet 2004; 364: 1959-1973). I had mentioned in a previous column that not feeling well in the morning ...
Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

Black and blues: When NOT to worry...

A 90 year-old lady came to my office with a totally black arm from the shoulder to the elbow. She had gotten up in the morning and been shocked to see it when she was washing here face in front of the mirror. No pains, no aches, no recent injuries, s...
Larry Weinrauch, M.D.