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Madan Kwatra
Madan Kwatra, Ph.D., is an associate professor of anesthesiology and of pharmacology and cancer biology at Duke University Medical Center. He also funded by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to study cardiac complications of type 2 diabetes and is on ADA's Research Grant Review Committee.

Blog Entries by Madan Kwatra

Environmental Toxins and Cancer Risk: The President's Cancer Panel Report

Posted May 14, 2010 | 10:18:43 (EST)

Last week, the President's Cancer Panel released a report entitled "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now." I first learned about the report on May 6 from an op-ed column by Nicholas Kristof. I enjoyed Mr. Kristof's summary of the report, though the information it contained...

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Avandia and the Heart: A Reminder That Drugs Can Harm

Posted April 13, 2010 | 07:04:00 (EST)

Diabetes is particularly detrimental to the heart, and heart problems are the eventual cause of death for most patients with diabetes. Given this, it is extremely worrisome that Avandia, a drug marketed to treat diabetes, has been found to harm the heart.

The recognition that drugs can...

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Now that I Am 60, What Can I Do To Stay Healthy? Here Is My List

Posted February 10, 2010 | 16:01:38 (EST)

On February 9, 2009, I turned 60. Ever since, staying healthy has been on my mind.

Staying healthy is not only good for me and my family, but it is also good for our country, because a healthier older population means lower health care costs.

So, here is my list.

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Prehypertension: It's Not Mild, It's Dangerous

Posted January 25, 2010 | 15:38:00 (EST)

I woke up one day and went in for my physical, as usual. I was surprised and disappointed to learn my blood pressure had crept up. I'm in a medical profession, in a department of anesthesiology, and I'd been trying to live right.

That day, my blood pressure was at...

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