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Reducing your stroke risk

Medications and lifestyle play important roles By David Dunaief, M.D. Dr. David Dunaief Stroke remains one of the top five causes of mortality and morbidity in the United States (1). While some risk factors are out of our control, like family history and age, many of...

Understanding Resting Heart Rate

By David Dunaief, M.D. How many of us regularly check our resting heart rate, or pulse, and what can we learn from it? Resting heart rate is pretty important. In fact, it may play a role in longevity, heart disease — including heart failure, arrhythmias, heart attacks...

Managing Hypertension

Nighttime pressure readings may better predict cardiovascular events By David Dunaief, M.D. Roughly 45 percent of adults in the U.S. have hypertension, or high blood pressure. That’s almost one in two adults, or 108 million people, of which 82 million do not have...

The risks of over-the-counter medications

Use caution and follow the label instructions with NSAIDs and acetaminophen By David Dunaief, M.D. Dr. David Dunaief Most of us keep a few stock items in our medicine cabinets as our “go-to’s” for pain relief, fever or inflammation. In addition to aspirin, among these...

Hydration vs. summer’s heat

Consequences of mild dehydration are subdued mood, decreased concentration, fatigue and headaches By David Dunaief, M.D. With this summer’s hottest days right around the corner, discussing dehydration is timely. Even air conditioning can be dehydrating. Complications...

The toes of summer

Treating nail fungus requires patience By David Dunaief, M.D. As we begin our forays into summer public spaces, we are also beginning to expose our toes at the beach and in strappy sandals. Some are more self-conscious about it because of a disease called...