Blog Articles

For Patients: Five Teaching Pearls About AFib

Through my recent clinic experiences, I have curated a short list of teaching points that I hope to impress upon my AFib patients during their brief outpatient visit. I don't expect all patients to follow my recommendations...

Aug 31st, 2022
How to Stay Hydrated in a Heat Wave

Many countries across the globe are facing dangerously high temperatures. Here’s what to do to stay safe. Large swaths of the United States, and many parts of Europe, China, and other areas worldwide, are facing dangerous levels of heat.

Aug 15th, 2022
Five Ways to Help Reduce Every Day Stress

Some stress is part of everyone’s life. But there are times when the daily demands of the job or school, the complications of home life, the pressure of living in the New York metropolitan area, and the state of the world.

Jul 7th, 2022
Want to Reduce Stroke Risk? Sit Less. Move More. Do Chores.

A new study from San Diego State University, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Network Open, found that doing lighter intensity daily activities such as household chores can significantly reduce the risk of stroke. 

Jun 23rd, 2022
More Avocados In Your Diet May Mean Less Cardiovascular Disease

New Study: 2 Servings of Avocado per Week May Cut Heart Disease Risk by 16%. New research finds that two servings of avocado a week may reduce cardiovascular risk. However, note that replacing plant oils with avocado is linked to a 45% higher stroke risk. 

Apr 29th, 2022
The Worst Habits for Your Heart's Health

From bad sleep to stress to your diet... It really can hurt your heart and wreck your health. However, there is still a lot one can do to prevent heart disease and, in some cases, even reverse it.

Dec 6th, 2021
CDC: Everyone Ages 18 and Older Should Get a Booster Shot

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday everyone aged 18 years and older should get a booster shot, as it looks to tackle a new and highly infectious strain of the coronavirus that is quickly spreading across the globe.

Nov 30th, 2021
Simple Ways to Help Lower Your Anxiety

Everyone can feel anxious now and then. From tense social situations that make your stomach clench to the nervous sweat some may get going into a dentist or visiting the doctor, in the current culture, there are many situations that can increase anxiety.

Oct 25th, 2021
Pfizer COVID19 Booster Update

Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are now authorized by the CDC, but only for certain people age 18 years and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine more than 6 mos. ago.

Oct 1st, 2021
Going For A Ride - The Benefits Of Biking

Cycling is fantastic exercise, benefiting your overall health and fitness. As a regular activity, cycling can be exceptionally good for cardiovascular fitness, as well as toning muscles, improving physique, and boosting body image.

Aug 26th, 2021
Where & How To Get Your NYC COVID-19 Vaccine

New Yorkers in Phase 1a & 1b ARE NOW eligible, those groups include the following: Age 65 and older. A patient in a Nursing home regulated by the NYS Department of Health (DOH).

Jan 14th, 2021
How to Avoid Holiday Heart Syndrome

Tis the season of giving and receiving, holiday gatherings and overindulgences. The combination can create what Dr. Philip Ettinger described as "Holiday heart syndrome" (HHS) for the first time in 1978.

Dec 25th, 2020
It's OK To Worry About Your Local Movie Theaters

It’s a beautiful, sunny morning, and spring is in the air. There should be a bounce to your step as you prepare to decamp from your home, meet your friends for coffee, head into the office, and begin another wonderful day.

May 4th, 2020
Optimism May Be Positively Good For Your Heart

A recent NY Times article cited a number of recent long-term studies that linked greater optimism to a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other chronic ailments, and to fostering "exceptional longevity."

Mar 16th, 2020
Top Heart Healthy Apps & Devices For 2020

In 2017, Stanford University researchers began a study sponsored by Apple that looked at the effectiveness of cardiac apps installed in the Apple Watch. Last month, those researchers published their paper in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Jan 22nd, 2020
Breaking Medical News: Fasting

I have attached a link to a recent review of intermittent fasting, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Many of you have asked me about this method of weight loss.

Jan 9th, 2020
Sleep & Heart Disease - Dangerous Bedfellows

One of the least mentioned factors that can contribute to heart disease is sleep. There are several risk factors that people can’t control such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, and family history.

Oct 29th, 2019
The Detrimental Effects Of Too Much Sitting

Sitting for long periods is a near daily occurrence for millions of people in modern society due to office jobs and other lifestyle circumstances. Sadly, this situation does not feed into your hopes of promoting good health.

Oct 12th, 2019
Are You Getting The Exercise You Need?

Staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. Most Americans don’t get enough exercise and, therefore, don’t reap the health benefits.

Aug 27th, 2019