African Americans and Heart Disease

February 20th, 2015

Beating Heart Disease When the Risks are High By Dr. Robert Pilchik Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. It takes more lives than all cancers combined. For African-Americans, the disease is particularly deadly: Before the age of 50, African-American’s rate of heart failure is 20 times higher […]

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Heart-Healthy Treats for You and Your Valentine

February 11th, 2015

Heart-Healthy Treats for You and Your Valentine By Pat Talio I hope this headline caught your attention. I know most people feel not snacking should have been a one of your New Year’s resolutions but in contrast, snacking can be an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Consider this, if there is more than 3 […]

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Detroit Tiger Victor Martinez’ Torn Meniscus

February 6th, 2015

By Dr. Victor Khabie I recently spoke with Jason Beck, a writer for MLB.com about Detroit Tiger Victor Martinez’ torn meniscus. A torn meniscus is one of the three most common sports-related knee injuries. Made of cartilage, the meniscus is the knee’s “shock absorber,” and a tear causes pain and dysfunction. Another common knee injury […]

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