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The Importance of Social Support
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on June 22, 2018
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The critical role of having a community is put into focus with a discussion of Roseto, Pennsylvania and the famous Roseto Effect. Alas, now a memory of modern life. In addition, two new research studies indicate that feeling lonely and living life without a partner are associated with adverse…

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Hard Attacks Not Heart Attacks
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on June 15, 2018
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The news this week from Johns Hopkins University was that erectile dysfunction (ED) in men doubled the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or even a heart death. It is a clue NOT to be ignored. In fact, other studies have identified a risk much higher, even 50X higher, if ED is present. It may be…

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CoQ10: Expensive Urine?
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on June 8, 2018
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The word is that vitamins are a waste. Wait! How about a vitamin that saves lives? Reduces a serious heart disorder Congestive Heart Failure? Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol? Before you pitch your vitamin bottles, take a listen to the news on CoQ10.

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Blood Pressure: How Do You Know Your Risk
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on June 1, 2018
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The number one cause of death in the world relates to elevated blood pressure which is a shocking statistic. How do you know your risk? The best way is to monitor your blood pressure at home AND a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor. This can tell if you have normal, elevated, white coat or…

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Benefits of a Keto Diet
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on May 25, 2018
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Whether it is athletes like Lebron James, Hollywood stars like Halle Barry, or some doctor like Joseph Mercola, MD, the ketogenic diet is a hot version of the Atkins Diet. What is it? Is there much science? Is it safe? Is there a safer version? Should you try it? These questions and more are the…

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Inflammation: The Fire That Burns Your Health
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on May 18, 2018
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Although hard to define, inflammation is the flame that can burn up your health. It contributes to diseases like heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. This episode talks about what it is, how to measure it, acute vs. chronic, new data on whether it really matters, and what to do about it.…

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What Shell We Do About Eggs?
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on May 11, 2018
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In the news this month the headlines are announcing that a high intake of eggs are safe for diabetic patients. This contradicts a decade of research showing risk and harm to type 2 diabetics eating eggs. Is the new data reliable? What about the older data that extended to heart disease, cancer, and…

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Fertile News on Health
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on May 4, 2018
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Why would a heart doctor report on fertility? Because diet, toxins, stress and cell phones can impact the rates of successful pregnancy AND the health of other organs including the heart. This week a new study from Australia on diet and conception is the focus. Listen and share with others.…

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News on Alcohol and Health: Hard to Swallow
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on April 27, 2018
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For thousands of years alcoholic beverages have been part of our culture. Even this year, supportive data were published and made headlines. Now a massive study questions if you should go beyond the first drink more than 5-6 times a week. This is an important consideration. Complete abstinence from…

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Brilliant Basics of Cardiology: Echo Excellence
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on April 20, 2018
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In the past few weeks the discussion on stress testing and EKGs created a lot of positive feedback for more. This edition: echocardiography, the special name for ultrasounds of the heart. Why, how, what types, what uses. This amazing application of technology used first in industry and now in…

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