Okay, I admit it. I'm overwhelmed.
My weight is the same as it has been for weeks, but that's not what's overwhelmed me. It is the thought of trying to lose weight right now.
The foster dog is still living with us, and our dog is still hurt. Another vet visit yesterday produced the same advice: for him to get over his limp and... Read more
Every day, women are dying from heart disease at a rate of nearly one per minute.
When we think of diseases that kill women, most people think of breast cancer as being at the top of the lists. But heart disease kills nearly five times as many women as breast cancer.
Consider these statistics:1
Heart disease is the leading... Read more
"Can't I just take a pill to get my cholesterol down?"
Not long ago, one of my patients said this to me in the office. He was a middle aged man with known heart disease, previous angioplasty, and a high cholesterol. I had suggested to him that his cholestrol was too high. His bad cholesterol, LDL, was elevated over 120... Read more
I had quite a scare this past week. I woke up in the middle of the night with extreme calf pain in both of my legs. It wasn't like a charley horse or anything because the sharp pain was the entire calf and different from a muscle cramp. It's very difficult to explain and something I have never experienced before. It let up enough for me to go back... Read more
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 magazines and journals. In fact, pain caused by an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart can... Read more