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Left untreated, high blood pressure has long-term health consequences By David Dunaief, M.D. We have focused a large amount of effort on the treatment and prevention...

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Fiber has powerful effects on disease prevention and reversal By David Dunaief, M.D. Many people worry about getting enough protein, when they really should be concerned...

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By David Dunaief, M.D. It is now the second week in January, and most of us have made a New Year’s resolution – or many...

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Maintaining your mobility is crucial We have made great strides in reducing mortality from heart attacks. When we compare cardiovascular disease — heart disease and...

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As many as 35 percent of heart attacks may present without chest pain By David Dunaief, M.D. Heart disease is the most common chronic disease in...

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Fresh fruit and cinnamon may reduce risk By David Dunaief, M.D. What causes Type 2 diabetes? It would seem like an obvious answer: obesity, right? Well,...

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Speedy diagnosis and treatment improves outcomes By David Dunaief, M.D. TIA (transient ischemic attack) is sometimes referred to as a “mini-stroke.” This is a disservice since...

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Intensive lifestyle changes may grow protective telomeres By David Dunaief, M.D. Dementia may be diagnosed when someone experiences loss of memory plus loss of another faculty,...

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C-reactive protein can be measured to identify disease risk By David Dunaief, M.D. One of the most widely studied biomarkers for inflammation in our bodies is...

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Pedometers may help achieve exercise goals By David Dunaief, M.D. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of mortality in the United...