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Archive for July 2014

Cholesterol Confusion

First the Bad News. 50% of patients who suffer their first heart attack have a “normal cholesterol” value. The latest national cholesterol guidelines are predicted to qualify 12.9 million MORE Americans for statin medications. We learned about the relationship between high cholesterol levels and coronary artery disease around 35 years ago. As a medical community, […]

My Tendons Hurt

What is a tendon? A tendon is a strong, yet flexible band of connective tissue that connects muscle to the bone in our joints. Tendons and muscles work together to create a pulling force that enables us to move our joints. This allows us to bend, walk, jump, lift, and move in many different ways. […]