155 Items Tagged

heart disease

Yet Another Reason BPA Is So Bad For You

When you crack open a can of seltzer or pop open the top of your water bottle, you're likely only thinking about your thirst. But you should probably...

Emi Boscamp
December 11 2014

You're Never Too Young To Start Preventing Heart Disease

I admit, I had to read up on Millennials because my waiting room is usually packed with baby boomers who have never heard of XM 45 Shade. Millennials...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
November 19 2014

Simple Lifestyle Changes You Can Make To Avoid A Heart Attack

We just finished breast cancer awareness month, but the number one killer of men and women in the Western world remains cardiovascular disease, which...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
November 7 2014

The Real Reason Red Meat Is Bad For Your Heart

We know that red meat and hearts don't get along, but we're only just beginning to understand what happens in the body that leads to conditions like...

Emi Boscamp
November 6 2014

CVS Stops Selling Cigarettes For Good

Even though we all know that smoking's bad for us, tobacco use remains by far and away the leading cause of preventable death in the United States,...

September 4 2014

Why Sweating Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Toxins

While most of us assume that sweating during a workout or in a sauna may be good for us, my hunch is that most of us don’t know why. The fact is,...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
September 4 2014

Want To Lose Weight? New Study Says To Cut Carbs

The debate on the best diet to promote weight loss and cardiovascular health has been raging for decades, from Atkins, to the low-fat craze, to vegan,...

September 2 2014

How Losing 170 Pounds Changed My Life

Two days before my best friend's wedding, I looked at myself in the mirror as tears rolled down my face. I was in a tuxedo that was two sizes too...

Kimanzi Constable
August 25 2014

Why Pomegranates Are Great For Your Heart: A Cardiologist Explains

I'm constantly amazed at the power of the human body to heal itself if you stop harmful habits (such as smoking, eating high fat and processed foods,...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
August 5 2014

Your Chair Is Killing You: 5 Steps To Take Back Your Power

The evidence is in — your chair is killing you. Many American workers sit more than 15 hours each day. Think about it for a second. You get up in the...

Dr. James A. Levine
August 3 2014

10 Reasons To Pet A Dog Every Day

There's nothing like the unconditional love of a dog. But, researchers are finding there are many more reasons to love your dog than you may have...

John Ziegler
August 2 2014

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

Butter Is NOT Back (And Other Truths About Saturated Fat)

In March, New York Times writer and famous foodie Mark Bittman declared that “butter is back.” His piece reported on the findings of a recent...

Lara Goodrich Ezor
June 5 2014