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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 on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and I find myself wondering who will be the next case of octopus pot heart. Yes, you heard right … Some years ago, shortly after I returned to Bermuda, a…


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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…


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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…

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Medical Musings with Dr. Shane Marshall: Christmas in Bermuda

What will you be doing on December 24th at around, oh, let’s say, 10 PM?  In the last week I’ve been polling patients, and here’s some of their answers:  A.V.: Just chillin’ with the missus and a nice glass of…