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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…to resume your love life, here are some tips to do that safely: * Avoid placing any strain upon the chest muscles, particularly if you've just had surgery. Instead, try a side-lying position which puts less strain on the heart and chest. * Avoid intimacy one to two hours after meals (digestion shunts…

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October Pays Tribute to Breast Cancer Victims and Survivors

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, as most of you know, the pink ribbon is the logo. It has been inspiring to see so many people and businesses contribute to raising funds and awareness about this key women’s health issue. The CDC reports that in 2005, 186,467 women (and 1,764…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…increased rates. This issue of high-dose statins has even touched much closer to home—in my own practice. One of my employee’s fathers had bypass surgery and I recently went over his lab work. He’s on a high-dose statin and both his blood sugar and A1C was elevated—and he’s never had diabetes before…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

…diagnosis, please learn as much as you can about it. Breast cancer certainly can be treated in a variety of ways, not just the traditional methods of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. If you choose to undergo conventional therapies, you should consider some form of alternative therapy that will compliment…

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The Most Common Blood Thinners

…stagnate and clot). Blood thinners are also prescribed for atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves, and prevention of clot formation after cardiac surgeries or events. Coumadin (warfarin) is a common blood thinner that doctors prescribe. Common Blood Thinners and their Side Effects * Heparin * Lovenox…

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