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.

Latest by Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

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Cardiac Quiz: Understanding Heart Health

Take this quiz to learn more about how the heart functions and what you can do to keep it happy, healthy and strong.

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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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Blocked Arteries and Low Cholesterol: Now What?

While high cholesterol (either as a high LDL or "bad" cholesterol; or low HDL or "good" cholesterol) certainly contributes to the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, it is not the only contributor. Each year it s...

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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 ...

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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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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...

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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...

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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.