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Case Files: Elevated LDL Fixed

Background I'll be sharing some occasional cases from my clinic to help you learn about some of my approaches to helping my patients.  I'll make some minor changes to the history and possibly tweak the labs a bit to protect the patient's identity.  My goal for doing these case files is so my…


Will An Aspirin A Day Really Keep Heart Attacks Away?

Background Taking a baby aspirin daily to reduce the risk of a heart attack and even colorectal cancer has been standard practice for years.  As time goes by and the number of trials accumulate, we often get a better snapshot of whether a medication truly offers its intended benefit, and whether…


Teenage Mental Health and Suicide

Background I'm writing this in October, which happens to be National Mental Health Awareness month and October 10th is World Mental Health Day.  However the real reason I'm writing this post is because I had a few mothers see me in the clinic who made me aware of a recent teenage suicide at a local…


The Power of Nasal Breathing

Background I was exposed to the concept of nasal breathing from a very early age, but didn't quite realize its significance.  Breathing is often overlooked as one of the most powerful levers we can pull to impact multiple areas of our health.  It can have profound impact on reducing stress,…


Understanding Heart Scans, Stress Tests and Heart Disease Risk

Background I have had numerous requests from doctors, patients and my readers for a thorough explanation of heart scans and their significance.  In an effort to appease both sides of the exam table, I have written this post with enough depth to inform clinicians and hopefully enough explanation to…


Why Muscle Really Matters

Background I consider the preservation and enhancement of muscular strength to be one of the most important goals a human being should set at any stage of life.  Lack of adequate muscle mass and function is one of the single greatest contributors to poor quality of life and accelerated aging. This…


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