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Are You a Cardiac Time Bomb? A Simple Heart Scan Can Tell

(14) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 5:12 PM

February is American Heart Month -- a time for all of us to refocus on preventing cardiovascular disease. So, here's a pop quiz. Who is more likely to die from a heart attack or other cardiovascular-related event?

A. A person who is overweight, has high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and...

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The Real Cost of Obesity

(282) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 12:20 PM

No matter what health care delivery system this country adopts, no matter what plan or series of plans are enacted, it will be bankrupted in no time by the ongoing obesity epidemic if we don't act now. President Obama talks about adopting a plan that's revenue neutral. But no current...

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A Supreme Court Justice Can be Fat and Fit

(5) Comments | Posted May 11, 2009 | 5:14 PM

Ever since a very fit President Obama announced that seemingly fit Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter had tendered his resignation on May 1, there has been much discussion about the health qualifications of the potential nominees, with a particular emphasis on their weight. Concerns have arisen that some of...

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What Do United Airlines, Obesity, and Preventive Medicine Have in Common?

(105) Comments | Posted April 21, 2009 | 11:52 AM

The recent press about United Airlines joining the ranks of other major carriers in establishing a tough policy about seating obese passengers brings up the larger issue of what we can do to stop the epidemic of obesity in this country.

As a preventive cardiologist in Miami Beach and...

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