To Your Health, by Dean F. Giannone, M.D.

Friday, January 6, 2006

Update on Some Effective Herbals

As a practitioner of traditional medicine, I must admit that I do search for some natural supplements that are effective in treating various conditions. But I need to really see data, or at least observe that something works, before I'll recommend it to anyone. I have gone over some of these in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Different Types of Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF), in its most strict sense, defines the inability of the heart to deliver adequate amounts of blood, nutrients and oxygen to the body. Symptoms of CHF include shortness of breath and fatigue. Findings include dilation of the veins in the neck, pulmonary congestion with... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 2, 2006

New Year's Resolution - Do It Right

Happy New Year everybody!! Time to enact all our New Year's resolutions. And plenty of you no doubt have made resolutions to start an exercise program to get fit and healthy. Now I'm sure the motivation is there, for now, and that you have a plan in place. You may already have your gym membership or... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Last Minute Gift Ideas? How About The Gift Of Health?

We're all rushing around trying to get last-minute gifts for our loved ones. But living this chaos doesn't mean we can't think of healthful gifts for those we love. Here are some ideas: One year gym membership Fruit basket Exercise equipment Hand weights Subscription to a fitness magazine Quit... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 16, 2005

People, You Have To Exercise to Lose Weight

No article to quote today. I have to remind everyone trying to lose weight that you need to exercise. There's no other way around it. With the limited benefit of diet alone and the danger of weight loss supplements, exercise is the variable that most people miss in their weight loss attempts. People... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Raynaud's Phenomenon - Is That All You Have?

The cold winter months are rough on everyone, but they're especially difficult for people with Raynaud's phenomenon, a condition characterized by discoloration and numbness of the fingers and toes in response to the cold. Raynaud's results from acute, severe spasm of the small arteries that supply... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Statins - They're Safer Than You Think

The benefits of statins, such as Lipitor and Zocor, have been documented in numerous studies. They have been used to great advantage in lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart. They have even been shown to reduce the chance of colon cancer and Alzheimer dementia. However, the statins are often... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 5, 2005

UPDATE on Coumadin Use in the Elderly

The risk to fall of the elderly population is a strong deterrent to the use of Coumadin. Theoretically, if an elderly person falls while on Coumadin, a significant intracranial bleed might result, with death or severe disability an almost certain result. While this has always been a subjective... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 2, 2005

More Bad News for Weight Loss Supplements

The medical community came up in arms a little while ago when it was discovered that weight loss supplements which contained Ephedra were causing heart attacks in young healthy people trying to lose weight. Suddenly, the supplement market was bombarded with weight loss aids which were specified... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Lose Weight Before Weight Loss Surgery

We all know that weight loss surgery is all the rage these days. Have a band or a bypass and lose weight fast. I notice that people tend to gain large amounts of weight prior to their surgery, with some people packing on as many as 50 or 60 pounds in the months before their operations. While this... Sign in to see full entry.

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