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High blood pressure, the silent killer of FDR

Through the centuries, U.S. presidents have had many different ailments, including some that remained secret during their term or completely undetected. When president Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in 1945, for example, it was pr...

Metabolic rate and weight loss: What you should know

By Zubair Jafer, MD  |  11/16/2017

Can you eat whatever you want without gaining weight? Or do you eat very little and have trouble keeping the weight off? Every person requires a different amount of calories per day to maintain their current weight. Some people ar...

As heart disease deaths rise, diet and exercise are key

By Shalin Patel, MD  |  2/15/2017

For the first time since the early 1990s, the number of Americans dying from heart disease has gone up, according to a recent report card issued by the federal government. In 2015, the No. 1 killer took more than 633,000 lives, ac...

Six principles to leading a heart-healthy life

By Mark Harrison, MD  |  2/12/2015

February is American Heart Month. This gives us an opportunity to reflect on the incredible progress that has been made in the treatment of cardiac disease. Over the last 25 years, new medications, cardiovascular procedures and su...