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June 4th, 2014|Comments Off on Newsworthy doctors

Peripheral arterial disease on the rise worldwide

August 2nd, 2013|Comments Off on Peripheral arterial disease on the rise worldwide

A study conducted by the Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland has shown that Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) has increased from 164 million people to 202 million people worldwide […]

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Mud runs and obstacle races

April 19th, 2013|Comments Off on Mud runs and obstacle races

Sometimes running just isn’t enough… sometimes you need to add a little adventure… a little challenge… a little mud.  And maybe the occasional zombie.

Obstacle racing is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, […]

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Maureen Goldring named “Top Doc”

March 13th, 2013|Comments Off on Maureen Goldring named “Top Doc”

Maureen Goldring has been included in Portland Monthly’s list of 2013 Top Docs.

This is the magazine’s eighth annual list of top, local medical professionals.  The magazine invited all Portland doctors and nurses to vote for […]

Heart Walk raises half a million dollars

May 21st, 2012|Comments Off on Heart Walk raises half a million dollars

This year’s Greater Portland Heart & Stroke Walk (held May 19th, 2012) has raised more than $520,000.00 to fight heart disease and stroke.

“The Heart & Stroke Walk is a nationwide campaign to get Americans walking […]

Screen-Free Week

May 1st, 2012|Comments Off on Screen-Free Week

April 30 – May 6th is Screen-Free Week.  “This is an annual celebration where children, families, schools, turn off screens and turn on life.”

According to organizers Screen-Free Week is not just about snubbing screens for […]

Sugary drinks are bad for women’s hearts

November 18th, 2011|Comments Off on Sugary drinks are bad for women’s hearts

A recent study by the American Heart Association shows that “Women who drank two or more sugar-sweetened beverages daily experienced increasing waist circumferences, developed high triglycerides, and a high risk for type 2 diabetes.”

MSNB Heart […]

World Heart Day

September 1st, 2011|Comments Off on World Heart Day

“One World, One Home, One Heart”

The World Heart Federation and World Health Organization present World Heart Day on September 29.

“World Heart Day was created in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease […]

Be happy and lower your risk

August 3rd, 2011|Comments Off on Be happy and lower your risk

According to MSNBC, feeling satisfied by your life may be good for your heart, says a new study about a positive psychological state.

The study was performed on 8,000 British government workers over the course of […]

Protein may help the heart repair itself

June 15th, 2011|Comments Off on Protein may help the heart repair itself

“Scientists say they’ve found cells in the hearts of mice that can make new muscle after a heart attack, raising hopes that doctors can one day help the human heart repair itself”, according to MSNBC.

In […]

Smoking causes immediate damage to DNA

January 21st, 2011|Comments Off on Smoking causes immediate damage to DNA

A new study shows that genetic damage linked with lung and other types of cancer associated with smoking became apparent with in 15 to 30 minutes of inhaling cigarette smoke according to WebMD.

The study from […]

Compression only CPR

October 15th, 2010|Comments Off on Compression only CPR

This week’s Journal of the American Medical Association advocates for Compression Only CPR in cases of cardiac arrest.

MSNBC reports that Compression Only CPR supplies more oxygenated blood to the brain.  “After cardiac arrest, oxygenated blood […]

Heart attack rates drop in Northern California

June 22nd, 2010|Comments Off on Heart attack rates drop in Northern California

MSNBC reports there has been a 24 present drop in rate of heart attacks in Northern California between 2000 and 2008 according to data from the 3 million people in the Kaiser Permanente Northern […]

Heart Walk 2010

May 3rd, 2010|Comments Off on Heart Walk 2010

The American Heart Association is once again hosting their Heart and Stroke Walk on May 22, 2010.  They continue in their mission to “Create Hope, Inspire Change, & Celebrate Success”.

The funds raised from the walk […]

Health care reform signed

March 31st, 2010|Comments Off on Health care reform signed

On March 23rd 2010 President Barack Obama signed health reform into law.  More information about the reform and how the changes will affect you can be found at the White House website, as well as […]

F.D.A. debate on Avandia continues

March 3rd, 2010|Comments Off on F.D.A. debate on Avandia continues

According to the New York Times , Avandia a drug intended to treat Type 2 Diabetes has been linked to increased risk of heart attack and heart failure.

There are conflicting opinions within the Food and […]

Exploring prevention and treatment options

January 3rd, 2010|Comments Off on Exploring prevention and treatment options

There’s a wealth of cardiac-related information available – here are some that focus on strategies for preventing heart disease and as well as the latest treatment options.

“Overweight men at higher risk of heart attack, stroke, […]