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Please be careful with my heart!


February always makes me think of hearts. And not just because it’s the love month. My son, who was born with a congenital heart defect, was born in February. Today, as I write this, would have been his 20th birthday. My dad was only 49 when a heart attack claimed his life. I think of these two Miguels who were very dear to me. I think of love—the mother for her son, the daughter for her father.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The prodigal dieter


Bless me for I have sinned, I confessed to my internist last week as I handed her the results of my blood tests, which said it all: higher cholesterol and sugar counts. My only consolation: normal ECG and blood pressure.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A hypertension medicine that’s perfect for (forgetful) seniors

DR. DANTE Morales

Know your blood pressure like you know your body weight. In fact, if you want to live your optimal best during your senior years, know your numbers by heart—your weight, your blood pressure, your cholesterol and your sugar.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Neuro-scientists explain how the mind affects the body


The autonomic nervous system, which controls such bodily processes as heart rate, breathing and blood flow, operates on its own without any direct influence by the brain.
There is also no connection between the central nervous system and the immune system.”

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

How to Take Your Blood Pressure at Home


Sometimes, the simplest tools in medicine are the ones that give us the most useful information.

Posted: July 22nd, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »