Posts Categorized: Heart Health

Am I at risk for diabetes?

World Diabetes Day is Nov. 14. This day was established by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to the increasing health concerns caused by diabetes. Diabetes is a medical condition where the blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. An important hormone called…
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What is an EKG?

Often when a patient is referred to a cardiologist, an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is also required. But don’t worry, this test is not hard to do and it won’t hurt. So what is an EKG exactly? An EKG is a painless test that is used to record the heart’s electrical activity to look for…
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Parents have difficulty estimating sugar content in kids’ food

A recent study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin verifies what several University of Louisville physicians and dentists see in their practices: Parents, though well-meaning, are not good judges of the amount of sugar in common foods their children consume. In the study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, about three-quarters…
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Small changes = Healthy rewards

Healthy eating is about consistently making choices of nutritious foods, creating a pattern or a way of life to eat foods that nourish our bodies. There are several eating patterns, such as the Mediterranean diet, DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and plant-based meal plans that are promoted for better health based on research. They…
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Preventing heart disease

You may consider yourself healthy and active, and even though you don’t show any symptoms today, you could still be at great risk for a heart attack. For preventive cardiologists, like me, I’m trying to find those patients – the ones who don’t have any symptoms yet, who are at great risk for a heart…
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