March 2015

Older and Lacking Confidence? This Can Give it Back

Psychologists say we all have periods of low self-esteem in our lives.  Starting in your young teen years to about age 18, self-esteem seems to be at its lowest.  It then drops off in the intervening years but comes back for an encore past age 60.  Oddly enough, both teenagers and seniors share at least […]

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Natural Extract Gives Sunscreen Protection to Your Skin

I’m sure you’re as done with winter this year as I am.  With all the snow and frigid weather that many parts of the country have had, I can’t wait to see spring officially arrive in a few short weeks.  But with the Sun starting to come out more often, you’ll have to start protecting […]

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Public Health Risk: Caramel Coloring in Sodas May Be Deadly

Health researchers may have finally put the nail in the coffin of our national addiction to cola consumption.  As a cardiologist, I couldn’t be happier.  My colleagues and I have known for some time that colas (and other soft drinks) are a significant detriment to your heart and overall health.  And it’s not just about […]

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The Right Sleep Positions for Aches and Pains

If you’ve ever pulled a muscle, pinched a nerve, or, worse, injured a disk in your back, neck or shoulder, you know how painful these conditions can be.  You also know how uncomfortable it can be to try to sleep with these conditions.  The biggest complaint of my patients that have these injuries is not […]

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5 of the Best Cardio Workouts That Burn Fat Faster

If you’re like me, you have to push yourself to do your cardio workouts.  They can get boring and take all your willpower to get up to do them in the first place.  Then it seems like you work and work at them and the scale doesn’t budge.  Am I right? Okay, that was me […]

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Why Your Dentist Needs to Know About Your Bone Scan

I have many postmenopausal women as patients.  I usually see them when they’ve broken a bone or have been referred to me for bone density studies.  Bone density studies show how bones are doing particularly after menopause when hormone changes can weaken bones.  Recent research, though, has shown that a bone density study may also […]

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Simple Ways To Fire Up Your Metabolism

If you’re over 40, I don’t have to tell you that you’ve probably gained some unwanted pounds.  You may also feel like you’re lacking in the energy department too.  But, you don’t have to resign yourself to weight gain and low energy just because you’re getting older.  There are several simple things you can do […]

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Is Your Rx Incompatible with the Sun?

When you were young, you did a lot of things without giving it a second thought.  Then, after you passed the age of 40, you noticed that each spring you seem to get a sunburn, or red, itchy rash, the first time you spend time in the sun. Although you never used to be, now […]

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