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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know

Blood pressure is the force exerted against your artery walls. A blood pressure reading is comprised of two numbers. The top number is the systolic pressure, which represents the force against artery walls when the heart beats and sends blood throughout the body. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure, which is the force against artery walls... Read moreChevron
posted 08/29/2014, comments (0)|
Melanie Thomassian

Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro

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Dietician

Heart Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Many vegetarians rely too much on white carbs, overly processed meat alternatives, and cheese, to reach their energy needs. But, regularly eating this type of diet is not healthy for your heart.   A vegetarian diet can, however, be very healthful and nutritious, when carefully planned to include all of the essential nutrients, which the body... Read moreChevron
posted 05/03/2011, comments (0)|
Dr. William Davis

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Heart Disease Specialist

Whole Grains May be Bad for Health

Arthritis is no small matter.   One in seven Americans, or 47 million people, have been diagnosed by their doctors with the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, the familiar form of arthritis that leaves the knees, hips, and other joints painful.   What starts as mild joint pain and stiffness, progresses to more and more... Read moreChevron
Dr. Kang

Dr. Kang, Health Pro

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Cardiologist

What is LDL Apheresis?

In my last blog concerning the genetic disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), I mentioned an invasive treatment called LDL apheresis as a potential therapy when medications do not reach target goals.  Apheresis is a procedure in which whole blood is withdrawn from a person, run through various filters to remove the desired... Read moreChevron
posted 02/04/2009, comments (0)|
Dr. Larry Weinrauch

Dr. Larry Weinrauch, Health Guide

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Cardiovascular Internist

Alcohol Consumption and Heart Disease Prevention: How Much is Enough?

The newspapers these days seem to be full of studies that tell us that alcohol may be good for certain things (like preventing heart disease and stroke) while telling us that it's bad for other things (like the liver and memory). I am often asked by my patients, their family members, or friends how much alcohol is the "right amount." As far as the... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2008, comments (0)|

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