141 Items Tagged

heart disease

Why Everyone Should Walk 30 Minutes A Day

In Japan, Shinrin-yoku — translated as "forest bathing" — is the act of walking in nature to manage stress and relax. Aristotle made the outdoors his...

Marina Chetner
March 6 2014

Deal With Your Emotions To Beat Heart Disease

As a cardiologist, my main job is to see people with heart disease and to counsel them on treatment and prevention. What many people don't realize,...

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Good Fat?

Olive oil has become a universal sign of fine dining. The waiter brings a basket of freshly baked bread, places a dish on the table, and with a...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
March 4 2014

Why You Should Have A Little Dark Chocolate Every Day

Do you ever feel like health advice has bipolar disorder or at the very least, mood swings? One day margarine is going to save your heart and then we...

Will Clower, PhD
February 28 2014

8 Tests For Heart Disease That Many Doctors Never Run

Most people have their blood pressure, heart rate, lipid profile, fasting blood sugar, and even vitamin D levels measured during their yearly...

Manisha Ghei, M.D., LAc
February 27 2014

11 Simple Things Anyone Can Do To Live A Healthier Life

When you don’t have enough energy to head off to yoga, volunteer at school, or just get through your to-do list, it's the pits. And no amount of...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
February 25 2014

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Preventing Heart Disease

There are constant reminders that the number-one killer worldwide remains a pressing problem despite advances in medical technology. It's shocking to...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
February 13 2014

Why Magnesium Is Essential For A Healthy & Happy Life

Did you know that an adult heart pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through your body every day? Or that it takes only 20 seconds for blood to...

Amy Myers, M.D.
February 13 2014

Why Healthy People Have Heart Attacks & What You Can Do To Prevent One

Every day, people are told by their doctors that they are healthy. That their likelihood of having a heart attack is miniscule. That they're safe...

Bradley F. Bale, M.D.
February 10 2014

What To Do (And What Not To Do) If You Think You're Having A Heart Attack

You feel a crushing sensation in your chest, with pain going down your left arm. Or you feel suddenly very tired, nauseous, dizzy, and short of...

Dr. Terrence Baruch
February 3 2014

A Scientifically Proven Way To Reduce Stress & Improve Your Health

I recently wrote about the scientific reasons why you should listen to your heart and not just your brain. I reviewed data on how the heart sends...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
December 30 2013

7 Scientific Reasons You Should Listen To Your Heart (Not Your Brain)

How many times have I told a patient that the heart is a muscle whose job is to pump blood 100,000 times a day to all the organs of the body?

Joel Kahn, M.D.
December 16 2013

7 Signs Of A Heart Attack Women Need To Know

When you see a male actor have a heart attack on TV, he has all the classic signs: He breaks out into a sweat, clutches his left arm, says he feels...

Dr. Terrence Baruch
December 13 2013

6 Wellness Words That Aren't In The Dictionary (But Should Be)

I was jealous of Pat Riley in 1989 when he coached the LA Lakers to a third NBA championship and used the word “threepeat” to describe it. Catchy and...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
December 10 2013

5 Reasons Why Gratitude Is Good For Your Health

Gratitude: An intentional appreciation of what and who you have; an acceptance and explicit acknowledgment of what life brings you.

Lawrence Rosen, M.D.
November 28 2013

What The New Statin Guidelines Mean For You

This week, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology published its Guidelines on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. This...

David Perlmutter, M.D.
November 19 2013

Everything You Need To Know About The New Cholesterol Guidelines

Last week, we all awoke to a sea-change in the way mainstream medicine approaches the prescribing of cholesterol drugs. It caught many of the "worried...

Ronald Hoffman, M.D.
November 15 2013

Why Meditation Is Powerful Medication: A Cardiologist Explains

Let's say you're in a cardiologist’s office with your elderly aunt who's just been released from the hospital for heart issues. You carefully take...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
November 12 2013

The Scientific Reasons To Choose Beans Over Beef: A Cardiologist Explains

You would've had to live in a cave for the last 40 years to have missed the health memo that too many saturated fats, particularly from animal...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
November 5 2013

Why Massages Really Do Keep You Healthy: A Cardiologist Explains

We've all seen it on TV or in a movie. The scene is tense and the patient is doing poorly. The doctor calls out urgently. Retractor! Scalpel!...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
October 16 2013