Blood pressure is perhaps the most accurate “2 minute” health test that exists. However, what used to be considered a healthy diastolic or systolic count isn’t necessarily still the same. Get up to date with the most recent blood pressure guidelines released by the World Health Organization & Center for Disease Control. It’s information worth knowing!
High Blood Cholesterol – What Do the New Guidelines Say?
This article by cardiologist Dr. Jason Guichard outlines the updated high blood cholesterol guidelines so you can make informed decisions regarding your diet, possible blood pressure medications, and more.
COPD – An Overview
COPD can be a scary diagnosis. This easy to understand overview of COPD written by a doctor helps patients and loved one’s understand COPD, its symptoms, and their likely prognosis. Believe it or not, there is hope. Find out why.
What Can I Expect From My New Knee? – Life after a knee replacement
By Murtaza Ahmed MD So now you’ve read about knee replacements and made a decision as to whether or not you need a knee replacement. If the answer is yes, before you go ahead and schedule one you should know what you can expect after a knee replacement and how successful it is likely […]
Do I Need a Knee Replacement? – Advice for a patients
Ever torn your ACL or MCL? Are you getting older and knees seem to be causing more pain? You might be a candidate for a knee replacement. Read this article to find out.
Knee Replacement Surgery – What Every Patient Should Know
By Murtaza Ahmed MD Are you thinking of getting a knee replacement? Have you been advised by your surgeon that this is the best step for you? Do you want to know how good the results can be? If these describe you then you are currently about to make a very important decision in your […]
Stroke – Part 1 – Types of Stroke
By Julian Booker MD Stroke falls under the category of cerebrovascular disease meaning disease involving the blood vessels of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and visual system). We all know someone that has had a stroke but many of us do not know what a stroke is. I have heard people refer to […]
Understanding Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease is a condition where your kidneys have been damaged and do not perform their primary functions at peak capacity. In addition to the aforementioned duties, the kidney’s most well-known function is to help filter the blood of various toxins and excess byproducts of metabolism.
Exercises To Help Knee Arthritis And Pain
As a doctor I spend a lot of my day listening to excuses as to why people can’t exercise. As I have repeatedly reinforced in previous posts, exercise is one of the most important treatments for many common diseases we see, and as such I find it hard when I see people missing out because […]
Chest Pain – Part 3 – Still More Types of Chest Pain?
As much as I may not want to admit it, there are other things that can cause chest pain other than issues with your cardiovascular system. Most of these things annoy me because they don’t deal with the heart but I can’t deny that they are important. We will spend this post reviewing some of […]