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There are three ailments that most of us fear as we get older: losing our mental capacities, cardiovascular disease and cancer. In deference to reading time and latest articles, I am only going to deal with one, dementia. As I perused this month’s issue of the Journal Menopause (did I ever mention that its cover…

I have routinely recommended that my patients err on the higher side of D (which sounds like the grade advice I gave to my kids) and that they supplement 1,000 IU’s of Vitamin D a day. (I do). I felt exonerated when I read the report in the July issue of The New England Journal…

Most of us know our total cholesterol level and can differentiate between  the good cholesterol (HDL-C) and bad cholesterol (LDL-C). Do we need to have our physicians order additional blood tests in order to evaluate our risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)? Before I delve into the predictive power of blood tests, I have to remind…

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