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  • My BP Is The Same, So Why Is It Suddenly Too High? February 16, 2018 - HYANNIS – When you meet with your doctor for your annual checkup this year, you may find that you suddenly have high blood pressure – even if your readings haven’t changed since the last time it was taken. The first comprehensive new blood pressure guidelines in 14 years define 130/80 as high blood pressure rather than the […]
  • A Familiar Hospital is Key for Heart Failure Patients February 15, 2018 - HYANNIS – For people with heart failure, staying healthy enough to avoid being admitted to the hospital is the best way to manage this chronic and often debilitating condition. However, when an admission is needed, sticking with the same hospital may result in a shorter length of stay and a higher chance of survival, according to […]
  • Can Too Little Sleep Put You At Risk For Heart Attack? February 13, 2018 - HYANNIS – Getting less than six hours of sleep a night may double the odds of dying from heart attack or stroke, if you are among the estimated 34 percent of American adults who have metabolic syndrome, new research suggests. You have metabolic syndrome if you have three or more of the following risk factors, according to the American Heart […]
  • Keep Moving – Your Brain Will Thank You February 12, 2018 - HYANNIS – Vitamins and supplements are often touted as the way to prevent memory loss. If you watch television, especially late at night, the sales pitches will have you convinced that your brain cells will be saved and improved with these products. While it’s tempting to try them, they are not necessarily the answer. “There […]
  • Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Could Be Taxing Your Heart February 9, 2018 - HYANNIS – Want to protect your heart? Put down the juice, step away from the energy drink and, for goodness sake, pour out that Frappuccino. The latest review of research on sugar-sweetened drinks, published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society in November, suggests that not only do they increase your chances of developing diabetes and high blood […]
  • Had a Heart Attack? Are You in Rehab? February 8, 2018 - HYANNIS – Approximately, 935,000 adults in the United States have a heart attack each year and over 30 percent of those will have another attack that can potentially be fatal, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). While studies have shown the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, it remains under-utilized. A recent study […]
  • Burning Calories The Right Way January 31, 2018 - HYANNIS – Now that the New Year has arrived, I thought it would be a good idea to try losing the few pounds I gained over the holidays. I perused a couple of magazines looking for some help and came across a few  articles that touted the number of calories someone uses doing household chores. […]
  • You Say Tomato, But Tom Brady Says Toxic January 30, 2018 - HYANNIS – Are tomatoes bad for you? What about potatoes, eggplant and peppers? Of course not, you might say. But would you change your mind if Tom Brady told you to avoid these foods? Allen Campbell, private chef to the Patriots star quarterback, says he conspicuously avoids using these “nightshade vegetables” into dishes he creates […]
  • Cancer Maintenance Drugs Are Doses of Hope January 29, 2018 - HYANNIS – Sometimes with cancer it’s hard to know which is worse, the disease or the treatment. So, if you’re like me, you breathed a sigh of relief when chemotherapy and radiation were behind you. And then, it turns out, treatment isn’t over. For many cancers, particularly metastatic breast and lung tumors, metastatic colon cancer […]
  • A Genetic Basis For Anorexia Nervosa? January 26, 2018 - HYANNIS – Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality of any mental illness, estimated at about 10 percent, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Most of the deaths occur as a consequence of not receiving enough nutrition, but one in five deaths among those with anorexia is due to suicide. A new landmark study led by researchers at the University […]
  • Keep Moving – Your Brain Will Thank You January 25, 2018 - HYANNIS – Vitamins and supplements are often touted as the way to prevent memory loss. If you watch television, especially late at night, the sales pitches will have you convinced that your brain cells will be saved and improved with these products. While it’s tempting to try them, they are not necessarily the answer. “There […]
  • Everyone Can Have an ACL Recovery Like Tom Brady January 24, 2018 - HYANNIS – Recovering from a tear in your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be a long and arduous process, but with the right help from doctors and therapists, amateur athletes and other active people can get back on their feet just as successfully as professional athletes like Tom Brady and Julian Edelman. Perhaps you are a high […]
  • The Dangerous Myth of Healthy Obesity January 22, 2018 - HYANNIS – In 2013, the American Medical Association named obesity as a disease. They did so to raise awareness about the medical issues such as metabolic disease, type 2 diabetes and heart disease that can be caused by obesity. It’s a problem that is not going to go away soon. More than one-third of Americans are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, […]
  • Where Is My Doctor? January 19, 2018 - HYANNIS – A relatively new medical specialty is taking some patients by surprise when they are admitted to the hospital. Here’s the 411 on hospitalists, doctors who only treat inpatients. The word first appeared in print in 1996—the same year ‘smartphone’ joined our vocabulary—according to Miriam-Webster, which didn’t add hospitalist to the dictionary until 2005. Not […]
  • What’s Keeping YOU From Exercising? January 18, 2018 - HYANNIS – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise each week. That’s a bit under 1.5 percent of the 168 hours in each week. It should be such an easy target to hit. And yet… Participants in Healthy Parks, Healthy People, Cape Cod Healthcare’s […]

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