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Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

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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.

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The Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol Link

I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type II in 1999. Prior to that date my blood pressure readings were averaging 147/91. In January of 2000 my doctor put me on Lipitor. Could my HBP be considered a secondary condition that is likely to be caused in part a...

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Healthy Resting Heart Rates: Everything You Want to Know

Question: What are healthy resting heart rates for men and women of different ages? Answer: Normal heart rate for adults at rest can be variable due to the fact that most people don’t really measure it at rest rather than during the busy day. Measure...

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Is It Bad If Your Heart Is on the Right Side of the Body?

My daughter-in-law is 26 and 5 months pregnant. They just discovered that her heart is on the right side of her body. The only complaint she has is of feeling exhausted. How will this affect her and the baby? Will she have a normal life expectancy? Y...

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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...

Older man experiences jaw pain.

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...

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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 ...

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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...

Unhappy woman feeling sick on her bed in the morning.

Feeling sick after waking in the morning?

Find out more about how not getting enough quality sleep can leave you feeling sick for the rest of the day.

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Questions and Answers on Hypertension Control

  1. I can’t get my blood pressure under control, why? 2. I am taking Cozaar for high blood pressure. Some days my readings aren’t too bad but there are days with very bad readings. I am taking Hawthorn and yesterday my blood pressure was very high, so ...
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Varicose Veins, Thrombophlebitis, Blood Clots, and Pulmonary Emboli: Why They Happen, and to Whom

Varicose veins are large, often winding dilated veins that often stick out from under the skin and occur mostly in the legs. They occur because the valves in the veins that prevent blood from flowing backward (away from the heart rather than towards ...