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Heart Stent: George W. Bush's Procedure, Explained

Heart Stent: George W. Bush's Procedure, Explained

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 22:31:27 in Healthy Living

“Stents do not prevent heart attacks or prolong life.
www.heartattackproof.com

kitharris1 on Sep 27, 2013 at 13:39:20

“good to know, i had a stent in my LAD in 1999 and it's still clear. it was 90% blocked. when it had a partial clot prior to the stent. i went down like i was shot with an elephant gun. i was lucky it cleared in about 15 minutes. then i decided to go see a doctor. blood thinners and in 2009 had a-fib. one more medication and i'm running like a clock. i think the stent saved my life.”
Best Hospitals: U.S. News Releases 2013-2014 Ranking

Best Hospitals: U.S. News Releases 2013-2014 Ranking

Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 07:03:14 in Healthy Living

“As opined, by Denis Burkitt MD, " The smaller the stool, the bigger the hospital.'”
Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Health Editors Eat In The Morning

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Health Editors Eat In The Morning

Commented May 12, 2013 at 08:51:08 in Healthy Living

MUX 123 on May 13, 2013 at 21:28:36

“So True!!”

Italian-in-NY on May 12, 2013 at 20:59:44

“sure.”
Human Gene Patentability Case Heads To Supreme Court

Human Gene Patentability Case Heads To Supreme Court

Commented Apr 14, 2013 at 19:23:07 in Politics

“What about the epigenome?”

dzieczko on Apr 14, 2013 at 19:28:58

“What about the boson and everything that boson did to end up as a "gene"...?”

Ipso Factoid on Apr 14, 2013 at 19:27:52

“Epicorporations from Mordor will own them all.”
I Lost Weight: A Health Scare Forced Dr. Lee Coleman, Jr. To Consider Nutrition After A 160-Pound Weight Loss

I Lost Weight: A Health Scare Forced Dr. Lee Coleman, Jr. To Consider Nutrition After A 160-Pound Weight Loss

Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 10:47:49 in Healthy Living

“Great job, Lee, I'm sure that you are an inspiration to your patients. You might want to consider going entirely plant-based. Animal based foods damage the entire blood vessel lining tissue for hours at a time. I order to heal diseased blood vessels, one must consume a plant-based, no oil diet with loads of dark green leafy vegetables.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_uy4kfQDkA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JNNLULOYO4

Still kickin on Mar 18, 2013 at 09:44:10

“are you trying to kill him?”
Vegetarians Less Likely To Die From Or Be Hospitalized For Heart Disease, Study Shows

Vegetarians Less Likely To Die From Or Be Hospitalized For Heart Disease, Study Shows

Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 16:20:02 in Healthy Living

vote4leon on Feb 3, 2013 at 13:44:07

“Thank You Chas53, That helps!”
Vegetarians Less Likely To Die From Or Be Hospitalized For Heart Disease, Study Shows

Vegetarians Less Likely To Die From Or Be Hospitalized For Heart Disease, Study Shows

Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 16:17:53 in Healthy Living

Dan Bunn on Feb 3, 2013 at 18:11:40

“and that's why we have canines and bicuspids, Chas... to hunt down the wily Brussel Sprout and bring it down..
lmfao”
huffingtonpost entry

Erectile Dysfunction Could Be Linked To Heart Disease

Commented Dec 16, 2012 at 16:04:58 in Fifty

“Meat, you've gotta be kidding. Consumption of meat is followed by damage to the entire blood vessel lining tissue (endothelium). Vegan is the new viagra.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_uy4kfQDkA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtaRLw3lsWs
I Lost Weight: Melissa Dunn Overcame A Painful Past And Lost 135 Pounds

I Lost Weight: Melissa Dunn Overcame A Painful Past And Lost 135 Pounds

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 19:17:16 in Healthy Living

“Freemillet, go starch-based- the natural eating pattern for humans. You'll be glad you did.
http://www.nealhendrickson.com/mcdougall/030700pumeatinthehumandiet.htm
The Most Health-Conscious Cities In The U.S.

The Most Health-Conscious Cities In The U.S.

Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 15:09:18 in Healthy Living

“You mean to tell me that barbeque and coney dogs aren't healthy?”

Winter Skye on Dec 9, 2012 at 16:35:34

“Coney Dogs is from Detroit or are you a bit confused?”
Rick Warren, Saddleback Pastor: Obama Has 'Infringed' Upon Religious Liberties

Rick Warren, Saddleback Pastor: Obama Has 'Infringed' Upon Religious Liberties

Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 07:32:48 in Religion

“One of the insidious ways men get power is through religion, where there is a lack of checks and balances. A particularly egregious example of this is the Pope, he is "infallible" on matters of faith and morals. Well shucks, no one is infallible. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Does your pastor allow a point-counterpoint after he has made you sit through his sermon. Didn't think so.”
U.S. Planning A Force To Stay In Afghanistan

U.S. Planning A Force To Stay In Afghanistan

Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 07:29:26 in World

“All is not Quiet on the Eastern Front. Get out and stay out!”
Vegetarians Live Longer, Study Finds

Vegetarians Live Longer, Study Finds

Commented Oct 14, 2012 at 10:02:28 in Healthy Living

“Pork lion? Is that a cross between a pig and lion?”
Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Commented Oct 7, 2012 at 07:34:25 in Healthy Living

“THIS INFORMATION IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT, BE SURE AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS ARE NOT AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR BACK PAIN AND THEY SUBJECT THEIR RECIPIENTS TO NEEDLESS RISKS.
http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD001824/injection-therapy-for-subacute-and-chronic-low-back-pain
Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Commented Oct 6, 2012 at 08:54:51 in Healthy Living

“agree”
Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

On My Way 58 on Oct 5, 2012 at 21:24:38

“Unfortunately, there will always be examples of greed/imcompetence, but that is true of any group of humans.
The best defense against poor physicians is the good ones.
Patients need to take as much responsibility as possible for the aspects they can control.
Doctors need to stop practicing the code of silence.”
Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 06:27:25 in Healthy Living

“I'm sorry that this had to happen to your mom. What she was subjected to constitutes very bad medicine. Too many docs adhere to the adage, "if your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail". Throw on top of that self-referral for lucrative procedures and we end up with situations like the one that you describe.”

TXfemmom on Oct 5, 2012 at 12:30:21

“Absolutely. I knew a morphine pump was what she needed for degenerative back problems with the arthritis, but I live many states away. The compensation for the morphine pump is very small compared to the device which he inserted, and patients have to come back periodically for the pump to be refilled, but he could put in these stimulators and make ten times as much. Many of these patients could have and should have been managed with narcotics, being appropriately used along with physical therapy and things made possible with adequate pain management, but he denied them that till they became so desperate that they would agree to the costly, invasive pumps and he could make twenty times what he would have made with the ethical treatment.”
Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Surgery Tips: Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 06:21:14 in Healthy Living

“Also, recognize that many procedures are of dubious or no benefit. For instance, arthroscopic surgery on an osteoarthritic knee. Yet, this procedure is performed thousands of times every year. Also, placing a stent in a stable blockage in coronary and other arteries is of no benefit. Once again, there are hundreds of thousands of these place every year and doing so does not prolong life or prevent a heart attack. Then there is spinal surgery, with all of the fancy hardware-another unregulated under-studied situation. Many of the surgeons who put in this stuff are paid "consultants" to the hardware manufacturers. American Medicine is over-interventional and not always that effective. Caveat emptor.”

On My Way 58 on Oct 5, 2012 at 15:01:45

“You got your degree where and when?”
States Drastically Cut Dental Care For Adults On Medicaid

States Drastically Cut Dental Care For Adults On Medicaid

Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 06:55:06 in Politics

“Stop the pop, juices and refined sugar. Brush and floss every day and eat a healthy diet. Then you won't need to see a dentist. The Western Diet is toxic to all systems, especially the oral cavity.”

Didi Diane on Feb 16, 2014 at 02:54:38

“One still "NEEDS" to see a dentist on a regular basis regardless of a healthy diet. Why this would be an optional service is unfathomable. Nevertheless, I suppose some folks think like hillbillies & believe them dentists are elective, as well as teeth -'ya reckon?”

emmeaki on Oct 3, 2012 at 07:30:17

“Oh, BS. I have dental problems and I nave been brushing and flossing twice a day all my life. dental problems happen for many reasons.”

Valerio della Porta on Oct 3, 2012 at 07:18:07

“Very true but there are two different ways to look at the solution.

One way is to educate the people and regulate the industry like Major Bloomberg is doing in NYC.

The other way is to say that it is a matter of personal responsibility. The pop industry has the right to sell sugary beverages and if you drink it and get decays it's you fault. We can sell you dental care but if you can't afford it then you deserve to lose all your teethes.

This is the choice that we'll make in November.”

OldHick on Oct 3, 2012 at 07:01:40

“Good suggestion. And if they could somehow bring dental procedures down in price, more people could be covered. It is costly ~ $1K/tooth, the cost of crowns or implants, Even simple fillings are expensive. Perhaps some kind of innovative competition could bring these costs down- like Walmart Dentistry.”

jhuffington on Oct 3, 2012 at 07:00:49

“I have about as perfect teeth for a 40 year old as you can have and I still need to see the dentist. Regular checkups and cleanings are vital. Sure a change in diet helps, but it won't stop all issues from occurring. These people need to have access to care.”

laubelkins on Oct 3, 2012 at 06:59:21

“That's exactly why George Washington had wooden dentures. Way too much soda and refined sugar.”
Best Health Books: HuffPost Healthy Living Readers Name Their Favorites

Best Health Books: HuffPost Healthy Living Readers Name Their Favorites

Commented Sep 14, 2012 at 21:38:31 in Healthy Living

Californiaesque on Sep 15, 2012 at 11:24:19

“And? Even experts are infallible and don't always follow their own advice. You might not be aware that is possible to follow a low carb vegetarian diet, but it is.”
Best Health Books: HuffPost Healthy Living Readers Name Their Favorites

Best Health Books: HuffPost Healthy Living Readers Name Their Favorites

Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 22:01:09 in Healthy Living

“The Starch Solution, by John McDougall MD
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, by Caldwell Esselstyn MD
The Great American Heart Hoax, By Michael Ozner MD
The Spectrum, By Dean Ornish MD”

Californiaesque on Sep 14, 2012 at 16:32:27

“All the books you mention promote diets that can lead to insulin resistance and weight gain in a person with metabolic challenges.”

hp blogger Gina Ryder on Sep 10, 2012 at 11:14:03

“Great suggestions! Thanks for adding them!”
Obama Democratic Convention Speech Seeks To Sway Undecided Voters, Fire Up Supporters

Obama Democratic Convention Speech Seeks To Sway Undecided Voters, Fire Up Supporters

Commented Sep 6, 2012 at 17:14:13 in Politics

“Results not Romance”

begabug on Sep 6, 2012 at 17:14:55

“probably why ya' don't get dates.”
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