141 Items Tagged

heart disease

Actually, You DO Need To Worry About Cholesterol: A Cardiologist Explains

It's really easy to be confused these days about whether abundant cholesterol is a good thing, or a bad thing in your body. For over 30 years heart...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
August 1 2014

Running Just 5 Minutes A Day Adds Years To Your Life

Do you love to run? Even just for 10 minutes at a time? Well keep it up, because for any type of runner (from the most recreational jogger to the...

July 29 2014

10 Things People In Their 20s Should Do NOW To Be Healthy Later In Life

Young men and women in their 20s don't always do all that they can to prevent problems later in life. After all, a 20-something is young and healthy,...

Nancy Simpkins, M.D.
July 15 2014

Why Heavy Metal Detox Therapy Could Help Prevent Heart Disease

Maybe you know someone who has suffered a heart attack. You're concerned about their well-being, particularly if they're diabetic or suffered a large...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
July 2 2014

Why This Cardiologist Hates Hospitals (Funny)

Dr. Joel Kahn, an integrative cardiologist and clinical professor of medicine, spoke on a panel at MindBodyGreen's revitalize wellness summit about...

June 14 2014

7 Scary Ways Meat Is Messing Up Your Body

No aspect of wellness is as loudly debated as how we should eat. People just don’t argue over styles of yoga, meditation, or exercise the way they do...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
June 13 2014

10 Questions Men Are Too Embarrassed To Ask Their Doctor (But Should!)

Over decades of practice, I've seen plenty of men ask me questions with their eyes glued to the floor, quiet, and obviously embarrassed. I hope this...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
June 11 2014

What You Should REALLY Get Dad For Father's Day This Year

Most men have enough ties, socks, drills, and bathrobes so shopping for a Father’s Day gift may be challenging. Why not think about a real gift, a...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
June 9 2014

6 Health Lessons I Learned From Dr. Oz

Who doesn't know at least a little bit about Dr. Oz? Most of us can rattle off these impressive lines from his bio: A Harvard-trained cardiac surgeon,...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
May 28 2014

5 Tips To Manage & Prevent A Stroke

As a child, I watched my grandfather suffer a stroke that eventually killed him. Now, as a neurologist and director of the Geisinger Stroke Program,...

Edgar Kenton, M.D.
May 21 2014

7 Tests That Could Help You Live To Be 100

Is living until you're a healthy 150 years old on the verge of becoming the new norm? Will 200 be the new 70? We live at a time when the concept of...

Is Antiseptic Mouthwash Hurting Your Heart?

Many people use antiseptic mouthwash nightly to quickly refresh and clean their mouth after brushing their teeth. But did you know this daily habit...

Reid Winick, DDS
April 30 2014

Survival Of The Firmest: What Your Erection Says About Your Health

Almost 400 years ago, English physician Thomas Sydenham wrote that “a man is as old as his arteries.” I can relate. As a cardiologist, my practice is...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
April 27 2014

Why You Should Eat More Plants & Fewer Animals (Lessons From Finland)

In the early 1970s, young men in Finland were dying from heart attacks at the highest rates in the industrialized world. In the North Karelia region...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
April 9 2014

20 Risks For Heart Disease You Didn't Know You Had

By now, pretty much everyone is familiar with the classic risk factors for heart disease: smoking, poor diet, Type A personality, sedentary lifestyle,...

Ronald Hoffman, M.D.
April 2 2014

Is Red Wine REALLY Good For You? A Cardiologist Explains

Many people, myself included, count wine as one of the joys in life. Cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, zinfandel, nebbiolo, sangiovese, cannonau … the...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
April 1 2014

Study: Drinking Diet Soda Means You're More Likely To Die Of Heart Disease

Serving as a friendly reminder that if you're looking to lead the healthiest life possible, your best best is real, whole foods.

March 31 2014

Study: Saturated Fats Don't Cause Heart Disease

We’ve been told for years that consuming greasy foods will lead us to an early grave. The explanation that saturated fats cause premature death by...

Austin Perlmutter, M.D.
March 19 2014

What Paleo Gets Right: A Vegan Cardiologist Explains

How many vegans does it take to change a lightbulb? One to change the lightbulb and three to answer aggressive Paleo bloggers who insist their health...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
March 18 2014

Why Your Emotional Hang-Ups Are Hurting Your Health

Instead of talking about lowering cholesterol and the benefits of exercise and diet (which are all true!), I want to focus on the non-physical aspects...

Susan Blum, M.D., MPH
March 7 2014