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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 the rear-view mirror. Not to see if my hair is tame, but to see if I’m bleeding. That’s because a few minutes earlier I shaved, and I don’t want to breeze past my office manager, Liseta, with blood trickling down…


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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…


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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…


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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 -…

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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, and…