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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Did you know that April is "Stress Awareness Month"?

Did you know that April is "Stress Awareness Month"?

April is National Stress Awareness month.  Who needs a month to remind us of stress?  I won’t go into my sources of stress, but I have them.  And I’m sure you have yours. What is it about stress that prompts a thorough doctor to ask patients with all manner of symptoms, “How about stress in your life?”  

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