Category Archives: Cardiology

New blood pressure guidelines: 130 is the new 140

For many years I have been telling listeners and patients that “one-third of you have high blood pressure and many of you don’t know it.”  Turns out I need to update that to “nearly one-half of you have high blood … Continue reading

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Surgeon and TV star Dr. DiBardino talks heart valves

Hello from warm and muggy Minneapolis!  Yup, it’s summer here in the upper Midwest in my hometown.  Hope you’re cool and comfortable where ever you are checking in from. Today’s topic is loosely about heart surgery and I’ll highlight one of … Continue reading

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Quick tips: Heart valves, prolapsed uterus, gout

Hey hey hey!   Last week was an “Open Lines’ show and thanks to the best listening audience in the world, I had more questions than I had time for answers.  Here’s another edition of Quick Tips from the listener … Continue reading

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Aspirin: should you take it?

There was a big development in health care news this week.  The buzz is all about the latest guidelines on aspirin since our friends at the US Preventive Services Task Force updated the recommendations.  It came out in the Annals … Continue reading

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Pearls from Medical Science – High Blood Pressure

Reading this stuff . . . so you don’t have to. One goal of mine for this blog is to connect people to medical science. But ask any doctor – staying current on the latest in medical evidence is not … Continue reading

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The stethoscope of the 21st century?

“That it will ever come into general use, notwithstanding its value, is extremely doubtful; because its beneficial application requires much time and gives a good bit of trouble both to the patient and the practitioner; because its hue and character … Continue reading

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Quick tips: ABCs of cholesterol and other meaty topics

Hi from the mailbox! Another great Healthy Matters show this week -thanks to the listeners who are up on a Sunday morning – getting dressed, eating breakfast, going to church, drinking their coffee – and tuning in to listen to … Continue reading

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Procreative success and Blue Zones: Dr. Meghan Walsh visits the studio

Procreative success and Blue Zones?  The whole thing sounds like it may not be suitable for discussion in mixed company.  But rest assured, it’s all good, nothing indelicate going on here.  This is a post about living long and living … Continue reading

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Quick tips: angina, bronchitis, and acid reflux

Regular listeners to Healthy Matters know that I often can’t get to all the questions that come from listeners via phone or text message, or I can’t answer the questions as thoroughly as I’d like when doing live radio.  So … Continue reading

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