Monthly Archives: May 2015

When should you go to the Emergency Room?

Certainly if you have a major trauma or accident, you should visit the emergency room. But, there are other reasons to go to the ER such as any symptoms that interrupt your life or your ability to function– severe chest … Continue reading

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Can red-yeast rice be taken instead of a statin drug?

Not really.  Here in the United States, the red-yeast rice extract that contains naturally-occurring lovastatin (a statin drug) is not FDA approved. In contrast, in China red-yeast rice is a common dietary and medicinal product.  Their red-yeast rice contains a wide range of … Continue reading

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What do some doctors do on their day off?

What do some doctors do on their day off?…teach 6th graders about the heart!    Man, do I LOVE my profession.

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