Sherri Shepherd Gives Her ‘View’ on Battling Type 2 Diabetes

“Can I take off my shoes now,” said a smiling Sherri Shepherd as she walked in the door. The silver Steve Madden heels were killing her feet after the long afternoon of appearances. The actress and co-host of ABC’s The View had just wrapped up a long signing for her new book, “Plan D  How to lose weight … Continue reading Sherri Shepherd Gives Her ‘View’ on Battling Type 2 Diabetes

Could Obesity Protect You From Congestive Heart Failure?

A recent study titled “The Obesity Paradox in Men Versus Women With Systolic Heart Failure” published in the American Journal of Cardiology had some very interesting results. The authors from UCLA looked at patients over a couple of decades that were treated with significant advanced congestive heart failure and calculated their body mass index or … Continue reading Could Obesity Protect You From Congestive Heart Failure?

Do Pregnant Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke?

A  study published in September 2011 found that there had been a significant increase in strokes among women who were pregnant and in the immediate post-pregnancy period. Overall rates of stroke have jumped 54 percent from 1994-2007 according to the study published in Stroke by the American Heart Association. Stroke rates saw their highest increase by 83 percent in women … Continue reading Do Pregnant Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke?

Are statins safe treatment for high cholesterol?

As a cardiologist, I often get many questions related to “statin” medications. These are the medications primarily used in treating high-cholesterol disorders. There are a number of medications now available under brand names of Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor, just to name a few. For medications that have been tested in tens of thousands of patients, these … Continue reading Are statins safe treatment for high cholesterol?

Diabetes and Duck Dynasty

By now, most of us are familiar with the rowdy, family-oriented and simply entertaining Robertson family featured in A&E’s reality television show, Duck Dynasty.  The show provides glimpses into a successful and close-knit family business built on long beards and famous duck calls and is downright fun to watch. Episodes are filled with the exciting adventures of … Continue reading Diabetes and Duck Dynasty