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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

As you may remember, last week I wrote a blog called 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You. In that blog, I invited readers to ask any cardiology questions they had—and I’ll be answering all of them in future blog posts. Today, I wanted to answer a question asked by Melanie. She wrote, “Dr…

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3 Vitamin Secrets Everyone Should Know

I’m forever receiving questions, via email, my web chats, and on my blog such as: When should I take my vitamins? What should I take them with? What shouldn’t I take them with? While many of us might find taking multiple supplements challenging, it’s vital to remember that proper nutrition is…

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Leading Causes of High Blood Pressure Levels

…causes of high blood pressure levels include stress, genetics, being overweight, a high-sugar diet, heavy metal toxicity and lack of exercise. This blog is loaded with posts that can help you manage all of these. And once you have them under control, you’ll be well on your way to avoiding a host of…

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Heart-Healthy Eating: A Little Insurance Against Holiday Excess

…be everywhere. Before you know it, you’ve eaten a lot more refined sugar and other carbohydrates than you normally would. As I wrote in a recent blog, the problem with sugar is that it can lead to inflammation of the arterial walls. Plus, there’s another consequence I’m concerned about as well…

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Is Your Sunscreen Causing Skin Cancer?

The last time I blogged about the dangers of UV rays was in April, with 6 Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Dangers. Within minutes of when my blog posted, many of you expressed concern and surprise at my advice since sun exposure is necessary for vitamin D production. My answer was that you only need…

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“But I’m Too Young to Have a Heart Attack…”

…stop making great vitamins for me to take: I don’t like them.” Luckily, her parents allow her protest, but insist on the vitamins. Most of you blog followers are here at drsinatra.com because you are already health conscious, and I commend you! For those of you new to the content you can find here…

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We Invite You to Share Your Story

As some of you may remember, earlier this week Dr. Sinatra shared a story on his blog from a reader who wrote: "Statins put my dad in a nursing home..." As this reader wrote, "When my doctor suggested that I may need to take a statin, I said NO WAY! He was taken aback by that. Through dietary changes…

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Walking Club Check-In: What's Your Motivation for Walking?

…official check-in of the new Sinatra Walking Club! I'm excited to have you join us! If you missed the official introduction, please see yesterday's blog post. One of the biggest reasons I walk, aside from knowing it's good for my health and my heart, is that walking is one of the best antidotes for stress…

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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

Several months ago, I posted a blog defining ejection fraction. I am thrilled that it has been helpful! I recently had a blog reader ask a great question about low ejection fraction and wanted to post the answer: "I had a heart attack five years ago and a stent placed. All of my blood work is normal…

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…symptoms of a heart attack and that the technology we have developed in cardiology saves lives. I commend Ms. O’Donnell’s frankness in her own blog where she shared her recent experience with the public in order to raise awareness in other women. As with many young women, she had some level of denial…

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The Dangers of Wireless Electromagnetic Fields

Note: This blog was written by Jan Sinatra, an advanced practice registered nurse and wife of Dr. Stephen Sinatra. At the top of my bedside to-be-read pile sat Wireless Radiation Rescue: Safeguarding Your Family From the Risks of Electropollution by Kelly Crofton—that is, it would have been sitting…

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Pet Health 101: How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Heart Issue

…health is top of mind for many of you. After my recent blog post about the danger of walking pets on chemically treated grass, several of you asked how you would know if your dog might have a heart issue. So, I thought it was time to dedicate a blog to “canine cardiology.” My friends and neighbors…

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What to Do After a Heart Attack

As you may remember, I recently wrote a blog called 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You. In that blog, I invited readers to ask any cardiology questions they had. Last week, I answered one of the questions, and today I want to answer another. A reader wrote to ask me why they're still tired after…

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What The Best Multivitamins for Men Include

Some of you will remember my recent blog, Men and Women Aren’t Equal When it Comes to Vitamins. In that blog I talked about the nutrients women need, and today I want to focus on multivitamins for men. One of the biggest areas many multivitamins for men overlook is the need for prostate protection…

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Ready, Set, Walk: Join the Challenge!

…Dr. Sinatra Walking Club. The answer is that there isn't a specific place to sign up. Rather, I post a new walking club check-in on Dr. Sinatra's blog each Saturday with new information, and motivation, to help you keep on walking. On that post, you can log in how often or how far you walked. The good…

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Cardiovascular Problems and Women

…truth. Heart disease affects men and women very differently and I’ve written about that here in this in newsletter articles, books, and here in this blog. For example, if a 45-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man both come into the emergency room with chest pain, most physicians will probably admit the…

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How To Get Off Your Blood Pressure Medication

As you may know, on May 27, 2011 I hosted a live on-line blood pressure chat. As promised, I want to answer some of the questions on the blog, for those who were not able to attend. Plus, these important questions and answers certainly bear repeating. Reader Question: I am on 5 mg of Nadolol and 1.25…

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Walking Club Check-In: 10 Ways to Ensure You Won't Walk!

…-in, where you can post your minutes walked, the number of times you walked, or miles by leaving a comment. I saw a tongue in cheek post on another blog listing 10 ways to make sure you order takeout (instead of cooking). That inspired me to write a similar post here about 10 ways you can ensure you…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…super-foods. • What will you receive for taking the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge? I will feature a variety of the recipes I receive on my blog and website at drsinatra.com—giving you credit for the recipes by giving your first name and the first initial of your last name. Then, if I receive…

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Give Thanks for Your Heart

…my health, my job, so much more, and last but not least, you. I thank you for the trust you place in me. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and for considering my advice. I take my responsibility to you very seriously and nothing would make me happier than knowing that I’m helping you…

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What is an Angina Attack?

…treatment options. There are many faces and names for heart disease. If you have terms you’d like to know more about, please let us know here at blog.drsinatra.com so we can explain them to you. For more information on heart risk factors and what you need to know, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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