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Heart Scan Frustration by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:45pm Ideally, you get a heart scan and your doctor sits down with you and provides a rational, insightful discussion on what the results mean. Is heart attack in your future? If so, when? Are blockages present? What is the role of other tests like stress tests and heart catheterizations? Do CT coronary angiograms add any important informat ... Read on »
How smart patients keep fit ! An Expert Patient's first person account by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 10 Dec 2009 9:46pm This is a guest post from a friend, Amit Goela. -------------------------------------------- Dear Doctor Malpani, The following is a fairly detailed account of all that has transpired over the last three months. I will tell you a little bit about health and habits first and then try to give as many details as possible of the events since S ... Read on »
Muscles Can Be Strengthened at Any Age by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:03pm You are never too old to enlarge and strengthen your muscles. A study from Copenhagen, Denmark shows that just 12 weeks of lifting weights significantly strengthened the muscles of men 85 to 97 years of age ( Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports , August 2007). After 12 weeks of training, the cross sectional circumference of th ... Read on »
How Exercise Prevents Diabetes AND Preserves Your Brain by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 30 Apr 2008 7:00pm Several studies show that vigorous exercise can help to prevent and to treat diabetes. A recent study from the University of Missouri in Columbia helps to explain why (American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, April 2008). The vast majority of people who have diabetes do not lack insulin. Their diseas ... Read on »
From hospital CEO to patient: A personal journey by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 30 May 2009 12:28am by Nick Jacobs "Good news," my new physician said. "You passed your cardiac stress test." "Yes," I thought. "That is REAL good news; no open heart surgery, no angioplasty, no more stents. Yeah, that is great news." Even though I know that thallium stress tests are only about 70 percent accurate, I'll take that piece of information and hold it ... Read on »
How Exercise Prevents Diabetes AND Preserves Your Brain by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 8:03pm Several studies show that vigorous exercise can help to prevent and to treat diabetes. A recent study from the University of Missouri in Columbia helps to explain why ( American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology , April 2008). The vast majority of people who have diabetes do not lack insulin. T ... Read on »
Overexposure to Radiation by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted Mon 12 Jul 2010 7:54am When I saw this… Modern Healthcare Webinar Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8am pacific | 9am mountain | 10am central | 11am eastern | Register Now $79 Ever since a surge in cases of patient exposure to excess amounts of radiation during diagnostic procedures, pressure has been mounting for healthcare providers and equipment manufacturers. ... Read on »
Measure Abdominal Fat, Not Just Weight by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:00pm 3 Comments Researchers at the University of Michigan report that not all people who are fat are at high risk for heart attacks ( Archives of Internal Medicine , August, 2008). They showed that 51 percent of overweight adults (36 million Americans) have normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, while 25 percent of normal- weight Americans (16 million ... Read on »
Beware the "false positive" stress test by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm There's a widely-known (among cardiologists) problem with nuclear stress tests. It's called the "false positive." (Nuclear stress tests are known as stress Cardiolites, stress thalliums, stress Myoviews, persantine stress tests, adenosine stress tests) Stress tests, nuclear and otherwise, are helpful for identifying areas of poor bloo ... Read on »
The Insurance Industry and how they misuse medical tests by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:18am A patient of mine recently decided to go in for a life insurance policy. Because this was a large value policy, the insurance company wanted her to go in for various tests, including an exercise stress test. The rationale for this testing is to allow them to identify clients who are at increased risk for dying, so that they can distribute the r ... Read on »