Aspirin, that wonder drug for over 100 years, can do many things besides pain relief. It can dramatically reduce a high risk person’s risk of heart attacks and strokes; there’s growing evidence that healthy persons over 40 who take a baby aspirin a day (81mg size) may decrease their long-term risk of heart disease.… Read the rest
Are you as lazy as I am? Do the words “gym membership” fill you with terror?
I can vouch that I fit that category! And of course, I have a host of terrible excuses, even as my clinic is attached to a gym.… Read the rest
Obesity is an epidemic in many countries, and China’s diet is changing so quickly that the obesity rates here are also rapidly climbing. One popular tool to assess your own weight — and your subsequent risk category for heart disease and diabetes — is to figure out your Body Mass Index, commonly known as BMI.… Read the rest
It’s the height of summer and everyone is in the middle of their traveling. I get many visits from patients asking about travel issues like, “do I need malaria pills for ___ place?” or “which vaccines do I need for ___?” Well, here’s a little secret that may save you some time: before you see the doctor, first go to the CDC Travel website and read their updated page on the country you plan to visit.… Read the rest