How to build a power plate
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 3:49 PM
According to a study published in The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, a higher fruit and vegetable intake has been associated with fewer cancer deaths and longer life. However, a survey recently conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that most Americans still don’t know that what they eat can help prevent cancer.
Making sense of new blood pressure guidelines
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 3:35 PM
We know that, as we age, the prevalence of hypertension increases, with more than 60% of the U.S. population that is over the age of 60 having hypertension. We also know that people who have blood pressures closer to 120/80 mmHg have a much lower incidence of cardiovascular disease.
So, why did the expert panel go against what would seem intuitive and actually raise the blood pressure goal for those over the age of 60 from 140/90 to 150/90 mmHg?
National Healthcare Decisions Day is here
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
I regularly see patients and families in distress in the hospital struggling with major medical decisions. I can offer a few suggestions that may help to reduce the distress for all concerned. First, every adult should designate a surrogate for medical decisions and fill out the paperwork for a healthcare power of attorney. Forms are available in hospitals, physician offices, attorney offices and online at www.scha.org/shared-decision-making. The form is short and simple.