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The statin debate continues…

Do primary prevention benefits outweigh the risks? By David Dunaief, M.D. Dr. David Dunaief Statins were first approved in the U.S. over 30 years ago. Today, they are one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. Yet, many in the medical...

Heart disease prevention

Even small dietary changes move us closer to being ‘heart attack proof’ By David Dunaief, M.D. We can significantly reduce the occurrence of heart disease, the number one killer in the United States, by making modest lifestyle changes. Heart disease is a term that...

Reducing your heart attack risk

Maintaining your mobility is crucial By David Dunaief, M.D. We have made great strides in reducing mortality from heart attacks. When we compare cardiovascular disease — heart disease and stroke — mortality rates from 1975 to the present, there is a substantial...

Tipping the sodium to potassium balance

High sodium: potassium ratio increases cardiovascular risk By David Dunaief, M.D. We need sodium in our diets in modest amounts; however, many Americans overconsume it. Meanwhile, potassium, which we also need, is underconsumed. More than 90 percent of people consume...