Earlier this year the America College of Physicians (ACP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) released new clinical guidelines for the management of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The release of these guidelines resulted in some controversy as they do not mirror current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines when it comes to […]

Daniel Lustgarten, MD, introduces us to the WATCHMAN Device, an alternative to traditional blood thinners to be used as a way to prevent clots from forming. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. UVM Medical Center: It turns out the appendix has a little competition when it comes to being a part of […]

There is a major problem for cancer patients to worry about when they start chemotherapy: a blood clot. They are the third most common cardiovascular illness. Some blood clots are preventable. That said, prevention includes the use of blood thinners, which can increase the chances for bleeding. Ideally, doctors would be able to tell which cancer patients are […]

The following interview with Neil Zakai, M.D., M.Sc., hematologist and oncologist at the UVM Medical Center and associate professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, originally appeared on the Facebook page of the Thrombosis and Haemostasis journal and focused on his research publication, titled “D-dimer and the Risk […]

Exciting news! There is a medicine available to you that will help you treat or avoid getting all of the following medical conditions: Heart disease Obesity Dementia Colon cancer Stroke Osteoporosis Breast cancer The common cold Depression Early death (Believe it or not, the list is actually much longer but we ran out of space!) […]

February is American Heart Month, so it’s a great time to focus on how Americans can do a better job of taking care of their hearts. The numbers show that we have a lot of work to do. The CDC reports that 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every day. That’s […]

February is Heart Month so the time is now to think about your heart and how to keep it healthy! Many people may not know that dental health is directly related to heart health. New information from the American Dental Association and other trusted medical journals have confirmed what we have seen in practice for […]

You don’t need sugar to be sweet on Valentine’s Day. This is the perfect holiday to evaluate what your heart really needs. Take this opportunity to evaluate how you treat your heart and how you could be treating it better. Here are some ideas for making this Valentine’s Day your sweetest yet: Show some love […]

February is a month-long celebration of heart health. When it comes to nutrition this can mean many different things: Foods that warm the heart, foods that express love for another, and foods that promote cardiovascular health. The gift of a long, healthy life may include a style of eating that makes room for all three of those […]