Lower Cholesterol Tied to Less Trans Fat

A new study showed that there is finally something good to talk about with regards to cholesterol – it’s getting lower in kids. Elevated total cholesterol dropped to 8.1% for kids ages 6 – 19 from 2007 to 2010 compared with 11% from 1988 to 1994. This study was in the JAMA and is a …


1 in 10 kids Have High Cholesterol: Parents Beware

Before you buy your kid or grandkid their next hamburger, check their cholesterol. It may be elevated. http://bit.ly/S1G7lq. Please Like and share with friends.


Heart Attacks In Perimenopause Often Missed

A recent article in JAMA (2012;307(8):813-822) found that women are 30% less likely than men to have chest pain or discomfort during a heart attack, especially under the age of 45. Because of this, women are more likely to die in the hospital than men because the diagnosis takes longer to make. Between the ages …


Is Too Much Sugar Killing You?

I heard an excellent discussion today on WBUR/NPR regarding sugar and the affect it is having on our health. We are eating 30 times more sugar than our ancestors 100 years ago and 1/3 of our country is obese while another 1/3 is overweight. Is sugar the cause of chronic illness, heart disease, more cancer …


Lunch NYC Series Nominated for NY Emmy

Below is a press release about a wonderful health educational series I had the priviledge of being part of – Lunch NYC. As host for one segment and provider/performer of HealthRock songs in 8 others, I’m proud to have been a part of this great series on NY television. Click below to see one of …


Heart Disease in Menopause Due to Low Estrogen?

Could heart disease in menopause and the thickening of the arteries that comes with it be due to a deficient chemical? New research suggests it is. A chemical cofactor called BH4 (tetrahydrobiopterin) could lead the way to reversing vascular health that occurs after menopause. This comes from a small study published January 13 in the …


Just a little heart attack

I saw this video about heart attacks in women on YouTube.   Here is another great video to showcase heart attacks in women. Check it out. It could save your life. For more information on medical emergencies, read Save Your Life, What to do in a Medical Emergency and learn what is a medical emergency, …


Does Your Plate Look Like MyPlate?

As a child, I was extremely fat. At the ripe old age of 29 months, there was a front-page article about me in the Galveston Daily News: Mighty Mite – the fattest child in Galveston County. My grandparents thought a fat baby was a healthy baby. We now know a fat baby is often not …


Music To Treat High Blood Pressure & Causes of Stess

There are some songs that just make me stop, listen and relax. Ever happen to you? More and more studies are proving it’s more than coincidence. Music is being used to lower blood pressure, and reduce pain and stress symptoms among other things. Reports indicate that up to 85% of primary care visits are attributed …


Heart Attacks in Menopausal Women

When I ask my menopause patients if they know the symptoms of a heart attack, the answer is usually, “No,” or they think of crushing chest pain. But chest pain or pain going down one or both arms is much more common in men than in women. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death …

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