Many health conditions can lead to heart disease and other illnesses… one of the first preventable diseases that we can halt is gum disease.
Gum Disease: An All-Too-Common Problem
If left untreated, this oral health problem can damage more than your gums. Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and other health problems. Continue reading →
This is undoubtedly one of the most important blogs that I will write.
In 2005, I lost my husband, my partner, my friend, Elliott to Congestive Heart Failure. The story is very short. He went to the ER on March 19th complaining of shortness of breath; he was treated for bronchitis with Albuterol & Prelone and he was told to follow up with a cardiologist “when we get a chance” because his EKG showed evidence of an “old” heart attack. Surprisingly, he was sent home to follow-up with our family doctor; yet, no one ever mentioned that the chest x-ray showed an enlarged heart, or that the lab values were indicative of immediate cardiac disease… or we would have followed up with a Cardiologist immediately! The followup with our family doctor was consistent with the ER diagnosis; this time Elliott was screened by a med student, who added Advair and Zithromax antibiotics to his regimen… still, it was our understanding that there was NO urgency to see a Cardiologist. Continue reading →
Recently, I did a Google search on the disease that killed my father; I searched Emphysema and then Emphysema cure and the results showed: “Form of Vitamin A to cure emphysema” and I thought, “wow, a vitamin can now cure Continue reading →