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The dangers of loud–and dirty–earbuds and headphones

By Selena E. Heman-Ackah, MD

How loud is too loud when listening to music with earbuds or headphones? Here’s how to counteract premature hearing loss.

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Stress: As dangerous as high cholesterol and blood pressure

By Allen J. Taylor, MD

Stress is a fact of modern life. But as Dr. Allen Taylor notes, constant high levels of stress can double the risk of heart disease, if left untreated.

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Know your heart-healthy numbers – including CRP

By Allen J. Taylor, MD

Doctors agree you should know your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, but there’s one more number you should be tracking.

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The surprising heart risks of too much sleep and exercise

By Allen J. Taylor, MD

Exercise and sleep are important for your heart health. But getting too much of either can lead to heart problems.

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How to monitor your blood pressure at home

By Allen J. Taylor, MD

Monitoring blood pressure at home is easy and can more accurately diagnose hypertension and track treatment.

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What to expect during pregnancy if you have a heart condition

By Tamika Auguste, MD

With proper planning and precautions before and during pregnancy, successful pregnancies are possible for some women with pre-existing heart conditions.

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Can an advanced MRI improve prostate cancer screening?

By Lambros Stamatakis, MD and Keith Kowalczyk, MD

A January 2017 study shows promise in adding an advanced MRI scan to the prostate cancer screening process.

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Why We Must Address the Psychological Impact of Burns

By Jeffrey Wilson Shupp, MD

As more patients survive burn injuries and go home, treating the psychosocial side effects of such injuries becomes more important.

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Changing blood pressure targets frustrate patients – and doctors

By Allen J. Taylor, MD

Dr. Allen Taylor cuts through differing recommendations on when to begin treatment for high blood pressure.

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Avoid a Hyperparathyroidism Misdiagnosis

Avoid a Hyperparathyroidism Misdiagnosis

Almost all of us have four parathyroid glands, located next to the thyroid gland in the neck. They are an organ only the size of a grain of rice, but critical for controlling  our body’s calcium levels. Unfortunately, hyperparathyroidism – when an excess of parathyroid hormone is produced – goes undiagnosed or diagnosed late. This Read More »

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