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Basics of Cardiology: What is an ECG?
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on April 13, 2018
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You probably have had an ECG or electrocardiogram. But why? What can this simple test tell you? Can you learn about your heart on a simple piece of paper? This week on Heart Doc VIP you'll learn the history of recording electricity in the heart from 100 years ago to now, wanders through Ann Arbor,…

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Cardiology Basics: Exercise Stress Tests
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on April 6, 2018
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One of the basic procedures recommended by heart doctors is a stress test on a treadmill. This week you will learn some of the ins and outs of this test, how it can be coupled with an echo or nuclear scan, and how it can be done in people not able to walk the treadmill well. This information can…

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The Skinny on High Fat Meals
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on March 30, 2018
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There is so much controversy about dietary fats, healthy or not. The reality is almost all food contains some calories from fats, but there are huge differences in the amount and type and whether they are derived from animal or plant origin. But doctor, how about just one fatty meal? Please? New…

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GMO or Non-GMO? Why Does It Matter?
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on March 23, 2018
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We all want to make food choices that favor health for our families and ourselves. Is the issue of GMO, Monsanto, Glyphosate, and RoundUp and issues worth learning about? How much RoundUp is being used in agriculture and what does it appear to be doing to our health? This week Dr. Kahn tries to…

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Stress: How to Whip It Into Submission
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on March 16, 2018
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Stress is the "elephant" in the exam room of most visits to a doctor. It results in pains, poor habits, poor sleep and other outcomes, and often the Rx is a pill not a tool for stress control. You cannot avoid stress but you can manage it. This week we review methods to preempt and control stress…

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Brain Power on Your Plate
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on March 9, 2018
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A common fear is the beginnings of memory loss and the slide into dementia. Two books were published in late 2017 with plans to prevent this problem. However, the two programs were as different as they were similar (everyone loves sleep and exercise). Learn Dr. Kahn's view on how to protect your…

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Heavy Metal is Not Music to Your Health
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on March 2, 2018
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In the news is that protein powders you may be using in your smoothie may be laced with heavy metals like mercury, cadmium arsenic and lead. What are heavy metals? Where do they come from? How do you measure them? What can you do to eliminate them with food? Sweat? Supplements? Chelation? There is…

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The Skinny on Dietary Fat and Diabetes
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on February 23, 2018
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Type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed at an explosive rate and is usually linked to obesity. But what diet favors a high blood sugar? What diet returns blood sugar to normal ranges? The headlines will leave you confused so we turn to the science of the percentage of fat in the diet short term and long…

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Heart Month Survival Tips: Dead Execs
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on February 16, 2018
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If Dr. White was right in 1955 when he said "a heart attack before age 80 is a failure of the medical system" than you need a plan to not be a statistic. Dr. Kahn will review review 4 steps to being heart attack free using technology. Then you have to do the hard work, a lifestyle centered on a…

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Expensive Urine? Or Healing? Supplement Talk
Posted in: Heart Doc VIP on February 9, 2018
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How many times have you heard that taking supplements (vitamins and more) just make your urine yellow and expensive? Maybe your health care provider told you this or your brother-in-law. Is that always true? Is there any science to taking some supplements for energy? Heart health? Even longevity?…

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