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Hypertension in the 21st Century: What We Know Now What We Need to Know

Donna Alvarado, Medical Editor

Presented by Vivek Bhalla, MD, FASN, FAHA Assistant Professor of Medicine Director, Stanford Hypertension Center June 13, 2019 High blood pressure afflicts about one-third to one-half of the U.S. population. Although it’s so common, doctors still don’t know what causes it in most cases. But they do know how to improve it. That’s important because […]

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Eating Well for Your Blood Glucose and Loving It!

Donna Alvarado, Medical Editor

Presented by Leah Groppo, MS, RD, CDE Clinical Dietitian III, Certified Diabetes Educator May 23, 2019 You may not realize it, but you’re an expert. Nobody else knows more than you do about what food you like and what you don’t. So when it comes to motivating you to eat healthy food, you know best […]

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Chest Pain: The Many Causes of Women’s Heartaches

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Presented by: Abha Khandelwal, MD, MS; Eryn Bryant, MSN, NP-C; Valerie Hoover, PhD May 4, 2017 Chest pain can be a mystery. Sometimes it’s the tipoff to a heart attack. Other times it’s a clue that heart disease is slowly, gradually, choking the major arteries that deliver blood to the heart.

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Got Rhythm? An Update on the Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmia

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Presented by Paul J. Wang, MD Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering (by courtesy) March 23, 2017 Having a good sense of rhythm helps to play music or to dance. But rhythm is even more essential to our lives. It rules our heartbeat. If that heart rhythm gets out of whack, it can be uncomfortable, Dr. […]

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How to Identify Individuals at Enhanced Risk for Developing Statin-Associated Type 2 Diabetes

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Presented by: Gerald Reaven, MD Professor of Medicine (Active Emeritus) September 15, 2016 More than 200 million people around the world take statin drugs to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Statins interfere with the synthesis of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad” cholesterol that is a prime suspect in heart […]

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What is Venous Disease Exactly?

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Presented by:  Eri Fukaya, MD, PhD Clinical Instructor, Vascular Medicine June 9, 2016 The basic concept of how blood moves through the body has been observed since the days of Hippocrates, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that early scientists realized that the blood’s circulation was based on one interconnected framework.

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Finding Familial Hypercholesterolemia Before You Know You Have It

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Presented by:  Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine June 11, 2015 Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited disorder that causes extremely high levels of LDL (low density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol), and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. If not treated, these LDL levels can build up in […]

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