Health & Wellness

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: The Latest on a Powerful Treatment to Reduce Heart Attacks and Strokes

Does heart disease run in your family? What if I told you there was a treatment that reduced your chances of having a heart attack by 36%? What if the same treatment alleviated depression and reduced your chances of dementia? Would you sign up? The usual reaction to this question is, “Yeah, but what is it? What are the side effects?” Or, “Are you going to tell me it’s exercise?” Well, not exactly. The treatment I’m referring to is pet ownership. In its most powerful form, it comes as a dog. Less effective, but still useful, ...


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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Octopus Pots and Your Heart

Is it possible to care too much? Can it harm your health? These are questions I’ve been thinking about this week as I listen to patients stressing over one thing or another, usually a relationship with a family member. Some days everyone seems...


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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: What’s the Best Diabetes Medication for You?

Sometimes, when I’m bored at Sunday breakfast, I pretend I’m Steve Harvey and subject my relatives to a round of medical Family Feud. Here’s a sample question: “According to 100 people surveyed, what image comes to mind when you think of...


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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Marijuana and your Heart

If you’re toying with the idea of trying marijuana, maybe off the street, or maybe the medical stuff, who would you go to for advice? Probably someone who’s tried it a few times. It’s an odd thing about marijuana - when you write or speak ...


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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Medications and Recalls

Lettuce is one thing, but what happens when your heart medication is recalled? What went through your mind when you heard about last year’s romaine lettuce recall? For dozens of people, that E. coli outbreak meant cramps, diarrhea, vomiting...

Wellness

7 Resolutions You’ll Make this January and How to Stick to Them

January is a time of new beginnings - a wonderful time to update your outlook on life and try something new. According to scientific research, setting a measurable and realistic goal (or resolution) for oneself makes you 10-times more likely to ...