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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: The Latest on Acupuncture for your Heart

Do you sometimes find yourself in a tug-of-war with your doctor over his prescription medications and your researched alternative remedies? Does he not understand why you want to do things naturally? When I look at medication lists these days, it’s not unusual for a patient’s over-the-counter supplements to outnumber prescription pills – whether you approve or not, here’s a sampling of what some take for their heart: guggul, hawthorn, barberry, black cohosh, butcher’s broom, capsicum, ginseng, valerian root – the…


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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: The Latest on Heart Failure and Switching Your Drugs Around

Some time ago, my first patient of the week – let’s call him Mr. Jones – walked in for his twice-a-year appointment. He was fifty-three. He drove an electric BMW i3. He carried an Apple iPhone. There was some wrist…


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Ways to Detox After Cup Match

So you overdid it at Cup Match - we've all been there. Don't fret though, our tried and true methods of detoxing will help you feel better in no time.   1. Drink 2 Liters of Water Though there are…


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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Stopping Clots Before They Stop You!

Every morning when I pull into the parking lot at 27 Point Finger Road, I go through a little ritual. I turn off the radio, roll up the windows, and switch off the ignition. Then I check my look in…


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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?…

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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…