This year, make an investment in your health!

This year, make an investment in your health!

January is the month of resolutions and commitments. As we set off in this new year, many people embrace the concept that, with the new year, we can make a fresh start, and make commitments to ourselves to make positive changes to our lives.

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Are Vascular Health Screenings worthwhile?

Are Vascular Health Screenings worthwhile?

 “If you ask the wrong question, you are certain to get the wrong answer.”    In medicine, it’s a little scary to think that professionals may be asking the wrong question, but in some instances, that may be the case. Recent news articles question the value, even the “ethics” of heart screenings, specifically the carotid ultrasound.  Since we perform diagnostic screening in our practice, I thought I would take this opportunity to clarify the difference between what the critics describe, why they don’t think they are useful, and what a truly valuable assessment might look like.

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Eliminating Heart Attack and Stroke

Eliminating Heart Attack and Stroke

Heart attack and stroke kill more Americans than any other illness, despite the attention we give to high blood pressure, cholesterol and taking an aspirin daily.  The fact remains that our current approach to vascular disease still results in a 50% failure rate!  And the most typical scenario is without warning to the individual, who is in the prime of life and didn’t know of their disease. 

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