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Still having pains after having a stent installed; A new study in Lancet may explain why.

Heart stents and chest pain; new data suggests they don’t relieve pain in most patients. Chest pain from clogged arteries is a fear many of us have as we age.  Heart attacks are the leading killer of close to 800,000 people per year in the USA alone and stents are installed in 500,000 internationally each year to relieve chest pain alone. The  procedure that is the least invasive way to relieve that pain and prevent a heart attack is known as a stent, which is a cage that is inserted into the artery to open it up. Opening up the harts Read More »

How to keep the weight off courtesy of The Biggest Loser television show.

How to keep the weight off according to The Biggest Loser television show. Dieting is a lifestyle commitment and is necessary for losing weight, along with better eating habits.  The Biggest Loser television show was known for contestants who dieted and exercised their way to better fitness and a smaller size.  It was also known for contestants who put the weight back on. For regular dieters, keeping the weight off is a constant struggle.  For the contestants of the show, the secret to maintaining their weight had to do with activity, and a recent study agrees with their experiences. According Read More »

Warren Buffet weighs in on what is stagnating our economy in the USA and throws healthcare under the bus.

Warren Buffet weighs in on what is stagnating our economy in the USA and throws healthcare under the bus. If you listen to politicians, you may have heard that our corporate tax rate, being one of the highest is curtailing growth of our job markets in the USA. The NY Times recently reported that at Warren Buffet’s (of Berkshire Hathaway Fame) annual shareholder meeting, the Oracle of Omaha as he is called stated that while lowering corporate tax rates may help, the real problem is the tax that is known as healthcare. Like it or not, healthcare costs and health insurance Read More »

Training for your first marathon? Here is a good reason to complete a half marathon first as part of your training.

Training for your first marathon?  Here is a good reason to complete a half marathon first as part of your training. This is the season of marathons, as the NY Marathon is a few days away and other marathons have been scheduled at this time of the year because of the cooler weather. Running a marathon is a challenge for most, and for some, it can be a life changing experience.   Are you sure you can complete the race? Have you tried to do a half marathon first?  If not, according to the NY Times, you should, since running long Read More »

Training for the NY marathon as an amputee.

Training for the NY marathon as an amputee. Have you ever thought of training for a marathon?  For those who run and love the sport, a marathon which consists of 26 miles, months of training and pushing your body to its limits sounds like a daunting task. As a healthcare provider, I have helped many athletes make it through their first marathon.  Some have done them yearly, while others are one and done. Now, imagine training for a marathon as an amputee, wearing a prosthesis for 26.2 miles. Recently, the NY Times published a story of an athlete from NY,  Read More »